When the time comes to buy a house, you will probably have a list containing at least a few potential “deal breakers.” These lists usually contain undesirable real estate factors like being located on a busy street, only having one bathroom for an entire family or being on a lot that is too small or too large. But one factor should never be on your deal breaker list: buying a house with a septic system.
Unfortunately, many potential homebuyers are simply unfamiliar with the concept of a septic system, and might have heard myths that they are unsanitary, difficult to deal with or just plain primitive. While none of these things are true, many people still ask the team at our septic service in Bethel, OH, “Is it worth it to buy a home if it contains a septic system?”
Here is our short answer: a septic system should never be considered a deterrent when buying property. On the contrary, it can often be a positive thing. Read on for a more detailed explanation.
Understanding the facts
Did you know that about 25 percent of houses in the United States use septic systems as opposed to sewer-based plumbing systems? This means that whether you live in an urban or rural area, at least one person you know probably uses a septic system. But before you can decide if you want to join this 25 percent, you need to know the basics of how septic systems work.
To describe it plainly, a septic system is a large pipe that carries your waste from your home into a large container buried in your backyard, typically known as a septic tank. Every one to three years, a septic pumping service will likely have to come to your home and pump the tank, clearing it out so that your family can keep using it without risking clogging or flooding.
When some people think of septic systems, they think of waste getting mixed up with the drinking supply. In fact, septic systems are actually more sanitary than traditional plumbing systems, as they keep your wastewater and your drinking supply completely separate.
Investing in maintenance
Now that you know how a septic system works, you might be worried that it sounds like a lot of work. But the reality is that, so long as you invest in basic, routine maintenance about once every year, there is no reason to stress about your septic system malfunctioning. Again, a septic system requires just about as much maintenance and work as a regular plumbing system.
They key to ensuring your septic system gets the care and attention it needs is to hire a local septic service in Bethel, OH that is experienced, versatile, reliable and highly respected. Membership with the BBB and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a customer loyalty program, are also good signs.
If you are considering buying or have recently bought a home with a septic system, get in touch with Gullett Sanitation Services Inc., your local septic service in Bethel, OH, for the maintenance your new system needs.