When you’re purchasing a new home, the last thing on your mind is how your waste will be processed. A septic system is a very natural way to process waste and when combined with a functional well is much more cost effective than city water and sewer. Here are a few tips for homebuyers considering homes with septic systems.

As we’ve outlined before, septic systems can mean self reliance, a greener (more sustainable) way of processing your wastewater and a much more cost effective option as compared to city sewer. Here are four reasons that we believe that home buyers shouldn’t fear a septic system when purchasing a home.

Your septic system probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re trying to sell, but there are a few things you can do to help expedite your sale. A point of sale septic inspection may not be legally required, but doing your diligence may help your home stand out from others on the market.

A septic contractor will be able to give you an honest and thorough assessment of your septic system and help you best understand what condition it is in. The septic professional will typically have a list of steps that he follows to ensure that your system is thoroughly inspected.

Despite the lack of existing requirements for point of sale septic tank inspections, a septic inspection is something you’ll want to be sure you get prior to making a final decision on a potential home for you and your family. While some lenders may require this inspection in order to finance your new home, some do not. Here are a few reasons that you’ll want to make sure you get a copy of a recent inspection or have your own done prior to purchasing a home:

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