Arranging a septic tank system and field inspection is perhaps the most important thing that you must do when purchasing a rural property.
The cost of replacing the sewage system can amount to thousands of pounds and the sewage system does not form part of the normal house survey. Septic tanks can become dangerous over time and inspections are essential.
An assessment will be made of the overall condition of the tank, the risers and the lids and covers. The cover inspection is particularly important as septic tank gases contain Hydrogen Sulphide which turns into Sulphuric Acid in contact with air. This corrodes both metal and concrete over time and the covers become very unsafe. Hundreds of people die in septic tanks each year due to the collapse of septic tank and cesspool covers. NEVER stand on the cover of a septic tank – it may be the last step you ever take!
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