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Pre-sale septic inspections are an important part of the selling process. Home sellers want to make the most from this market boom, and so they should. An important step in selling your home which often goes overlooked is to inspect the septic system. Without having completed this, you can end up with extended terms that slow the entire sale process down by several weeks or months, at which time your home value may not be as great as it is currently.
What’s more, septic inspection will save you time and money during the sale process which means the attention of your first – or highest bidding – interested buyer. A pre-purchase septic inspection is key for your home sale for several reasons, including:
1) Cost Efficiency
When you hire a consultant we can produce the paperwork to show that you have done everything to prevent major complications from happening down the road. What’s more, if there are minor maintenance issues we can tackle them right away to ensure that you cannot be dinged with hefty septic fees for something that is not wrong with your system.
What’s more, catch it in time to put a term on the sale so that you don’t have to cover this cost now or in the future. Often times, land division permission can come down to a septic issue – either requiring an additional septic system, an inspection or fix of major complications. This process has been known to put home purchases on hold for more than a year!
A consultation by Septic Experts can report that the system has no foreseeable issues, minor foreseeable maintenance issues or major foreseeable issues which could result in hefty bills. By knowing that you have covered all of the risks associated with the septic system you can forgo some timely terms with your buyers and ensure that you don’t have to cover additional, and unnecessary, costs.
Even if the market is doing really great and you have many interested buyers you’ll be at ease to know that you have prevented all risks that they could potentially try to include in the sale terms.
Septic Expert provides the best service and quality in our industry when it comes to jobs that require consultation and it makes us happy to give you added peace of mind when purchasing a new home.
Just another step in guaranteeing that your home sale goes as planned without unexpected challenges.
Ask a Septic System Expert
What does it mean to be an expert in the septic system industry? You may be surprised to learn that – in addition to standard maintenance, inspection for pre-purchase and straight-forward installs – we are able to manage difficult septic installations and consult on system malfunctions that others in our industry cannot. As industry experts we have rightly earned our skill set and highly regarded reputation as the experts in septic installation, consultation and complicated septic questions.
Not to be confused with our septic installation competition; we charge the same industry standards for regular projects or maintenance, yet we are able to put a more skilled set of eyes on your system to prevent any foreseeable problems from the very first point of assessment and initial installation.
Consulting Services for System Malfunctions
Our knowledge and experience allows us to solve any system malfunctions you may run into, even if we haven’t installed your system. We evaluate your system and generate a recommendation report based on its current operational effectiveness.
New System Installations
When a pre-purchase is ordered, whether for a standard or difficult install, you can be confident that a renowned team of experts are on your side. Rest assured, when we arrive on the scene we will have evaluated your entire system.
From design to installation, maintenance, repairs and consultations – not to mention our outstanding Fuji Clean Product – we offer expertise and professionalism. Regardless of your concerns or challenges we are happy to consult on, or install, the best system possible for your home, farm or recreational property. It just makes sense to call the Septic Expert.
The first step in installing or replacing a septic system is to have a septic field design completed by a Registered Wastewater Professional.
In British Columbia, the majority of septic systems are designed and installed by Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners. The septic field design is just as it sounds. It is a comprehensive document that details the size of the system, the type of treatment proposed, the location of the various components, as well as the many other details that accompany a good septic design.
A septic field design must be preceded by investigative work to determine the requirements of the property and the intended use. During the course of gathering all the necessary site information, the septic field designer can determine the most suitable location for the various components of the system. On a large lot with a number of siting options, it is helpful to consider sight lines from the home, and high use areas outside the home. Nothing worse than seeing an unsightly plastic lid every time you look out your picture window, or having to move a deck or sidewalk thanks to a poorly sited tank.
Done properly, the preliminary site work will give the designer information such as how quickly the soil drains, whether there are underlying soil conditions that may prevent or hinder drainage, and also will consider distances, or setbacks as we call them to critical features on the property. These setbacks can be horizontal, such as wells, water courses, steep slopes and vertical to features such as high seasonal water table, hard pan and glaciated soil layers(dense and impermeable).