Get Your Septic Inspected Before Selling Your Home

If you are in the process of, or are planning on selling your property in Pennsylvania, it is important to address your sewage system before entering into an agreement. The use of septic systems in Allegheny County is common, and it is important to address any problems immediately upon discovery, to avoid potential problems and ensure a smooth sale of your property.

If there is a septic system located on your property, it is highly recommended that you begin the inspection process prior to listing the property. A septic system is not only an important working component of your home, it is an expensive one, and because it cannot be seen, it is often assumed to be fine unless there are visible signs of a problem.

However, just because a septic system appears to be in order, it does not mean that there can’t be problems developing below the surface. And nothing kills a real estate transaction faster than the buyer discovering that there are problems within the septic system.

Unlike other states, Pennsylvania does not require the seller to have a septic inspection prior to sale – it is an optional inspection that can be elected by the buyer of the property. However, in the process of selling a home, a septic system inspection can hold up the process of the sale, as well as create numerous complications in settling for a final offer. As a seller, having your septic system inspected prior to losing your property not only reassures the buyer, it prevents further complications in the process of closing your sale.

Selling a home without a septic inspection can be risky. If the septic system fails inspection during the buying process, the buyer can terminate the sale, or ask for the system to be repaired or replaced. This can lead to weeks of negotiations at best, or even lead to the buyer backing out of the transaction, leaving you back to square one.

Having your septic system inspected by a qualified professional prior to listing allows you the peace of mind knowing you will avoid any last-minute headaches, as well as providing full disclosure of your septic system to potential buyers, which can be a key selling point.

For the reassurance you need that your septic system is compliant and in working order, let the experts at Affordable Sanitation handle your septic system inspection. As the Tri-State area’s trusted provider of Septic, Sewer, and Drain Cleaning Services, the experts at Affordable Sanitation have the tools and the experience to ensure that the job is done right. Contact Affordable Sanitation to schedule your inspection today.

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