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If you have a septic system and are planning on selling your home any time soon, then you’ll want to make sure you schedule a drain field and septic tank inspection prior to listing with a real estate agent. A real estate septic system and drain field inspection is something you might not think about right away when listing your home. However, it is an important process that you should not skip. At Quality Septic, we believe prevention through maintenance is key to keeping your septic system and drain field working efficiently.

Reasons to Schedule a Drain Field Inspection Prior to Selling Your Home

1. Leave With Integrity

Hiring a professional to inspect your drain field will give you the peace of mind that you are leaving your system in working order. This goes with the “Golden Rule,” which states that one should treat others how they would like to be treated. By giving the new homeowners the knowledge that they have purchased a home with a working septic system and drain field, you are helping them start off on the right foot. It’s the right thing to do.

2. Fix it First

Once you have received a thorough inspection, you and the professional services company you have partnered with can take the necessary next steps to fix any issues that may be present. An inspection of the drain field typically reveals that only minor to moderate repairs are required. It’s rare to need an entirely new system, unless major damage exists. Signs that your drain field is not working properly include standing water, unpleasant odors, or green, soggy grass on top of the system.

3. Protect Your Assets

Your home will need to pass an inspection from the county in which you reside, and any potential buyers will be given a copy of the report. If you don’t inspect your septic system and drain field prior to listing your home, and repairs or replacements need to be made, you may end up spending a lot more money than anticipated. By getting ahead of the game and hiring a trusted professional, you will help yourself and your potential buyers financially. Additionally, you will reduce the number of delays in the selling and buying processes by having a drain field inspection independently prior to listing.

If you’ve never had a drain field inspection or are anticipating selling your home, we recommend you don’t delay and contact us today! At Quality Septic Inc., our knowledgeable staff will examine your entire system and provide you with an extensive report. If properly maintained, drain fields endure a very long life. Therefore, if yours isn’t more than 25 to 30 years old, it is unlikely that it will need replacement. In many instances, an inspection can fix a minor issue before it becomes costly.

Call Your Florida Septic Experts Today

Since 1994, Quality Septic has provided fast, friendly, reliable, and affordable septic system inspections, repairs, and maintenance in Hillsborough County. Arrange an appointment or get your questions answered by calling us at (813) 576-2546 or use our online contact form.