Point of sale septic inspections

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What you can expect during a point of sale septic inspections, a presentation for realtors, buyers and sellers.

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Point of sale septic inspections

  1. 1. Point of Sale Septic Inspections A Guide for Realtors
  2. 2. Why should I recommend a point of sale septic inspection?• Inspections uncover hidden problems that could result in thousands of dollars in repairs or replacement.• An informed buyer lessens the likelihood for legal disputes.• Educated buyers and sellers can make for a smoother transaction.• If seller completes septic inspection, it can be the deciding factor for a buyer deciding between multiple homes.
  3. 3. What can we expect during the inspection? Locating the septic system. If the homeowner does not have a map of their septic system, the inspector will search for the location of the tank by inserting a tool into the ground to locate your system.
  4. 4. What can we expect during the inspection? Digging. The inspector will use a tarp and ensure that the ground they dig up is kept intact so that it can later be replaced for minimal impact to your home’s landscaping.
  5. 5. What can we expect during the inspection? Your Drainfield. Your inspector will check for potential issues with your drainfield. Bright green grass or certain types of weeds can be an indicator that your drainfield needs repair. Your inspector will also scan the area for trees whose roots may be problematic.
  6. 6. What can we expect during the inspection? Pumpout Tank. Your tank has a normal operating level and layers of scum, gray water and sludge. Your inspector will make sure these levels are normal prior to pumping out your tank.
  7. 7. What can we expect during the inspection? Observe Interior of Tank After the pumpout, the tanks interior will be closely inspected to search for potential problems, including corrosion, cracks, leaks and water lines that fall above or below standard operating levels.
  8. 8. What can we expect during the inspection? Potential Issues RustCracks Missing Baffles
  9. 9. What can we expect during the inspection? Cleaning of Effluent Screen. The effluent screen that keeps the solids out of the drainfield should be inspected, cleaned and replaced.
  10. 10. Leave the inspection to a professional. For more information…Visit us online: crewsenvironmental.comE-mail us: info@crewsenvironmental.com Call us: 239.332.1986

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