One of the leading forms of advice from many is to make sure a septic system inspection is performed prior to the sale of a home that has onsite wastewater treatment. Though not required by law, many realtors and experienced property owners will highly suggest you do so. Custom Septic offers affordable septic system inspections for Independence and the surrounding Minnesota cities. Our septic inspections offer insight into how long the septic system may last, any red flags, the quality of past maintenance, ensure it is safely working and most of all, confirm if it is compliant or not compliant. Last thing you want just after the purchase of a home is a suprise.
Inquire About Septic Condition From Seller
Although it’s a good idea to discuss everything about the home with the seller, whether that’s the real estate agent or the previous owner, they’re not likely to reveal everything even if they know it. Unfortunately, with a septic tank or drainpipe issue, they might not be aware of any issues. Ask for maintenance and cleaning records, and when the septic tank was installed. If it has been 25 or more years, it might soon require replacement.
Visually Inspect Yard Septic Risers And Indoor Plumbing
You don’t have to be an expert to know if there’s standing water over the septic tank in an otherwise dry area. You could have an issue. If there’s a foul odor in the backyard, it could be the septic system. Grass always grows greenest over the septic tank, especially when it needs to be drained or is leaking. Inside, flush the toilet a few times, and if the water is slow to go down or gurgling sounds are coming from the pipes, it could point to an issue.
Professional Septic Inspection In Independence Minnesota
Septic system compliance inspections must be completed by a business or employee licensed and certified by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Custom Septic is fully licensed and certified to perform septic system inspections.
Minnesota Septic Compliance Certifications
After a professional inspection is performed, you will receive either a Certificate of Compliance (COC) or a Notice of Non-Compliance (NON). These two terms have been established for the safety and health of the public and environment. While there is no state-wide requirement, it’s important to check with your local government when acquiring or servicing a subsurface sewage treatment system.
If you’re in need of a Certificate of Compliance or you just want to feel better about the property you’re purchasing, contact the septic professionals at Custom Septic to set up an appointment at (763) 218-4769 or (218) 564-5800.