That day was devoted to house catalogue reading. Your best friend has been helping you pick the right house on the perfect piece of property in the state. But you were willing to move to another state if you didn’t find anything that you wanted. You wanted a house that would really tell people that you’re an independent woman who has style. You’re best friend understood what you wanted and considered it as a big task to undertake. You were always known to have such high standards. When dinnertime came, you finally reached your decision. You wanted the house near the edge of the state. It was a beautiful property a few meters away from the beach. It was a very romantic place for her to stay. But before you decided to pay, you called the agent and asked for a thorough cesspit inspection first. It was a rule that you considered second to the location… When buying a new home, don’t forget your cesspit inspection.
Your dad has always told you that the cesspit was very important to a household. The cesspit is the wastewater treatment system designed and installed for your home. The capacity of the cesspit depends on the number of members that your household has. It keeps the toxins and disease-causing microorganisms away from your home so it is only right that a mandatory maintenance and treatment schedule be kept. You wanted to make sure that the house you wanted was worth everything that you were going to pay. Having a cesspit inspected takes a lot of knowledge and skill. With this, you know that it should be done by a septic contractor and not just any house inspector. It is common for house inspectors to be called for the job. Usually, they just conduct a routine house inspection, not focusing on the cesspit. If the cesspit really has problems, the buyer would be the one to face it.
There are the untold secrets that a septic expert should consider to make a thorough cesspit inspection.
1. If a homeowner wants to sell the house, the cesspit should be in good condition. Some homeowners neglect their cesspit so as a result, the next owners suffer the consequences. Some even just have their cesspits pumped out the day before the sale is made so that they would look functional.
2. The cesspit always has to meet the code requirements set. It should be updated regularly. If the previous owner didn’t do this, the new owner would have to pay for the upgrading of the cesspit.
3. The septic expert should do the following during a routine cesspit inspection.
a. Onsite inspection of the cesspit area to note of any signs of failure or malfunction.
b. The liquid level of the tank will be checked
c. The contents of the cesspit will be checked for any non-biodegradable materials
d. The size of the cesspit will be measured
e. The water table will be assessed
A full service and licensed septic contractor should be the one to do the cesspit inspection. This is the person who is more familiar about the code requirements as compared to the septic pumpers in that area. The septic contractor could also do the necessary repairs that he may spot right then and there. The septic contractor could also jet the pipes and install effluent filters before you even move into the house. The estate agent should make sure that these were accomplished long before you pay and start using the facilities of the property.
The day of the big move happened. You installed a lint filter to make sure that no solid wastes enter your cesspit. You made it a point to use your drains, sinks, and toilets properly. You also divided the laundry loads in a week so that the cesspit won’t be too taxed. Your best friend was proud of the property you bought. You were also proud to have everything prepared the right way before you even moved in. Hopefully, you would be able to convince your best friend to buy the house next to you, though. Cesspit inspection is the key to a healthy septic system.