What You Don’t Know About Septic Systems Can Cost You Big!
So you are looking at a house that is not on a municipal sewer system. It has a septic. You don’t even know what it is or what to do about it. You have heard you are not supposed to put certain stuff down them but other than that, you really don’t even know how they work.
What you don’t know about Septic Systems Can Cost You Big!
Every septic system is regulated and governed as its own separate sewer system. It is called an Onsite Sewage System Operation Permit and if the governing body that issued your permit inspects and finds that your system needs upgrades, it could cost you $30,000,$40,000 or beyond.
If you are considering a house with a septic system, do not trust your realtor to guide you through the maze of issues and problems with the permitting agency or municipality. Nor should you assume that the real estate agent will look out for your best interest in determining the viability of the septic system.
You need a separate septic system inspection by someone who is in the business of inspecting septic systems. A home inspector licensed by The Texas Real Estate Commission does not receive any specialized training or instruction in septic systems and does not have to inspect the system. Your real estate agent may or may not tell you that but they absolutely should assist you in getting a septic inspector during your inspection phase.
If your real estate agent does not know about septic systems either, you could be in for a costly mistake. Pay a septic system inspector and eliminate the risk of buying.