If you’re in the market to buy a home, be sure to ask lots of questions about the septic services before making an offer. Because the tank is buried under the ground, it’s something that many homebuyers don’t ask enough questions about.
The most important reason to inquire about a septic system is that you’ll want to make absolutely sure the tank is able to cope with the number of people in your household. If you have a big family or several people living with you, the tank must be large enough to handle all the showering, bathing, dishwashing, clothes washing and toilet use every day.
If the tank is designed to handle the needs of three or four people only, then there’s a good chance that you’ll have problems if you move in with your partner, plus four children and your elderly parents. So while you’re touring the properties you’re interested in, bring up the subject of septic services and ask the following questions:
- Has an expert fully inspected the system?
- How well has the system been maintained over the years?
- Has an open pit test been recently performed?
- Does the existing owner have maintenance records regarding pumping, etc.?
When it comes to a septic tank, leave no stone unturned. Asking the right questions can protect you from wasting your money and your time.
At Clark Septic (formerly Clark Environmental Services), we are still the great family-owned business in Orlando, Florida that you’ve relied on for years! From drain field repairs and installation to septic maintenance & pumping, we’re here for you. For fast, professional service, please contact us.