Real Estate Inspections

Real Estate Septic Inspections in Boise, ID

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A septic system inspection is an important maintenance task that often gets ignored. Septic tanks are buried underground so you don’t see them, so they are easy to forget about. Letting a tank go too long without an inspection can result in major problems. Keeping your system in good condition can save you thousands of dollars in repairs if it fails.

If you plan to sell your home, a septic system inspection is required.

Home Buyers & Sellers Septic Inspections

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Important information on septic system inspections for homebuyers and sellers:

A septic inspection and pump out should be done every 2-5 years. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not have their systems inspected until there is a problem, such as showers, sinks, and bathtubs not draining, the toilet backing up into the shower or tub, or the septic tank is leaking into the yard. By doing an inspection every 3-5 years, these problems can be avoided.
 
A problem found during an inspection can save you from having to do an entire septic tank, system, and drain field replacement, which can cost a lot of money.
 
If you plan on selling your home, it is extremely important to keep your system in good condition. During closing, an inspection will be performed and the buyers can back out of the contract if a problem is found, or you may be required to fix it.
 
A general home inspector does not usually have the knowledge and training to properly conduct your septic drain/leach field and system inspection. You will want to hire a trusted, professional septic system contractor like ASAP Septic, who will look for cracks in the tank and other potential issues.
 
The cost of the inspection depends on the size of the septic tank. Fill out our online form for a free estimate.
 
The seller of a home is typically required to pay for septic system repairs, but this can be negotiated in the contract. The buyer has a legal right to back out of a contract if an agreement on repairs is not reached.
 
Idaho home sellers are required to disclose any known issues with a home to potential buyers. If there is an issue with the septic system after closing that the sellers were aware of, they will be required to pay for the entire cost of the repairs.

It is extremely important to have your septic inspection done properly by a professional with the knowledge and experience to detect any problems and potential issues, and to repair them correctly.
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If you are thinking about buying or selling a home with a septic system, contact ASAP Septic at (208) 991-7184, or fill out our online form.

Serving Boise, Nampa, Eagle, McCall, and cities throughout southwest Idaho.