A septic inspection protects the buyer from the potentially high cost of system repair or replacement soon after the sale.
Protecting the buyer also protects the seller and other parties involved in the sale.
A septic inspection will minimize the possibility of unknowingly selling a house with a defective or failing system. A documented properly functioning system can also be a good selling point and enhance the value of a property.
Why do Septic Systems Fail?
The most common reason for early failure is Improper Maintenance.
When a system is poorly Maintained (not pumped out on a regular basis), solid waste material builds up inside the septic tank, then flows into the absorption field, clogging it beyond repair.