There is a lot to think about when considering buying a home, but something that is often overlooked is having a septic system inspection done. Not all homes use a septic system, but the ones that do can be inspected before an offer is put on the house. Here are a few reasons why we recommend you have a septic system inspection done before buying a home.


Septic tanks can be expensive, so having to replace one completely can cost a lot of money. If you are interested in buying a house that has a septic system in place, we highly recommend having an inspection done prior to putting on offer on the home. If an inspection shows anything wrong with the septic system or any potential problems, the price of a new tank or the repair can be negotiated in the price of the home or the offer. If there are extensive issues that the current owners refuse to fix, that may be a red flag. Having an inspection done prior to buying a home with a septic system can result in a lot of money savings.

Peace of Mind

Buying a home is a big decision that costs a lot of money. There are a lot of problems that can occur after buying a home, but inspection can prevent some unexpected expenses and worry. A home inspection, including a septic tank inspection, can offer a lot of peace of mind to the potential home buyer. An inspection can show what condition the tank is in and any possible issues. There are a lot of problems and expenses that can be prevented with a home inspection.

Home Age

Buying an older home usually comes with some problems related to the age of the house. Septic tanks aren’t always considered as a potential problem, but they should be. Older homes that use septic systems tend to also have very old septic tanks. Septic tank inspections are a great idea for older homes to ensure that there aren’t any pre-existing septic problems.

Buying a home is a big deal, and it should be taken seriously. We think that having an inspection done on a house is one of the best things you can do before buying it. A septic tank inspection can give a good idea of how old the tank is, and how much longer it will last. It can also prevent unexpected expenses and offer peace of mind to the potential home buyer. So call the professionals at Affordable Septic Services today to have your current or future septic tank inspected and maintained.