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Buying a New Home? Invest in a Septic System Inspection

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If you are in the market for a new home in the Cumming or Buford, GA, area, you may be looking at houses that rely on a septic system. One of the misconceptions when buying a home is that pre-sale inspections will detect if there are any problems. While they may identify some issues, they do not look at every detail of the house, including deep inside a septic system. Before buying a home with a septic system, you will want to invest in a thorough inspection, and here is why.

Septic Systems are Expensive

A well-maintained septic system can last for multiple decades, but most will need to be replaced at some point. This can include removing an old tank and installing a new one, as well as replacement of different components such as the distribution box, drain field, mound system, and sewer lines. If a completely new septic system is needed, it can cost over $20,000. You want to avoid being saddled with this cost unexpectedly in a year or two.

Hidden Septic Problems

Since the septic components are underground, it is difficult to know whether problems are lurking below. These can include damaged septic pipes or tanks with slow leaks or tree roots that have infiltrated septic lines. A septic system with minor issues can continue performing for months, even years. However, they will eventually worsen, and you may come home to a backup septic system one day. A thorough inspection by a septic professional can uncover any unwelcome surprises hidden in the backyard of your potential new home.

Negotiate Septic Repairs

If you have a septic system inspection performed and there are issues, you have the opportunity to negotiate with the seller for repairs or replacement. This may include them completing the repairs as part of the contract or reducing the price to accommodate repair costs. It puts the ball in your court and gives you options regarding the purchase. Knowledge is power – knowing what you are buying and any problems you may face down the road is better than being blindsided by a significant septic issue.

Professional Septic System Inspections

At Septic Service Pro, we have served our customers in northern Georgia for their septic system and sewer needs for many years. We work with realtors, homeowners, and home buyers when a thorough septic system inspection is needed. Our team is comprised of septic experts that understand every aspect of these systems. We perform intricate inspections using advanced technology to check every component for wear, tear, and functionality.

Only sign the papers on a new-to-you home after completing a septic system inspection. This is a wise investment that could save you thousands of dollars and give you peace of mind. Call our team at Septic Service Pro to schedule your pre-sale septic system inspection.

Posted on Behalf of Septic Service Pro

Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

Buford Office

6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 899-6457

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Based on 117 reviews

Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.


Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.


Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.


We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary


Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.


Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.


The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.


These guys were amazing. Jim and Mike came when they said they would, did the job, explained everything they did. Very courteous,and professional. I am a handicapped person and felt extremely comfortable with them at my home. Thank you!!!!!


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562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

(678) 899-6457

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6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

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