Home Septic Tank Surveys for New Home Buyers

Buying a new home is a huge decision and many factors can hold new buyers back from buying their dream house. With our home buyers drainage surveys and inspections, we want to make sure that non-mains sewage treatment systems are not one of them.

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Why Do I Need A Home Buyers Drainage Survey?

Drainage inspections are not usually included in your average pre-purchase property surveys. Therefore, you will need to conduct your own drainage survey to unearth any issues. This is vital as you don’t want to exchange and then discover you’ve been left with a mess, literally!

Pre-purchase surveys are often useful when it comes to home insurance. If drainage problems are only mentioned at a later date, insurance companies can be reluctant to cover you. Conducting a drainage survey before purchasing however ensures you can pass all the relevant factors over to insurance companies when taking out a policy.

The Benefits Of A Pre-Purchase Drainage Survey

First things first, home buyers drainage surveys help to take the stress out of buying a property with a septic tank. But, this doesn’t just go for buyers. Most sellers are more than happy for you to conduct a pre-purchase drain survey to ensure a swifter sale of their property.

A pre-purchase drain survey will also typically tell you all you need to know about your drainage system, including:

  • What type of drainage system is installed at the property
  • How old the septic system is
  • The condition of the sewage treatment system
  • Any potential drainage problems

Therefore, before you exchange, you know the type and condition of drainage system you are inheriting and can then account for the cost and maintenance.

If there are any drainage problems, these can be identified at a pre-purchase survey. From here, they can be resolved by the current owners, meaning you don’t inherit any nasty surprises or costly septic tank repairs.

How Are Home Buyers Drainage Surveys Conducted?

Don’t worry, we won’t be going ahead and digging up the garden of your dream home to conduct home buyers drainage surveys. Instead, we use the latest state of the art CCTV equipment to conduct a pre-purchase drain survey.

CCTV drain surveys ensure we can get into the depths of your drains and pipes without digging the whole system up. This means we won’t miss a drainage problem and won’t damage the property, garden or drainage system: win-win!

Using CCTV footage is also very useful in circumstances where multiple parties are involved, such as a property sale. We can record and replay the footage to the current homeowners, prospective buyers, and any insurers or solicitors involved to avoid disputes and ensure the problem is fully resolved.

Pre-Purchase Drainage Survey FAQs

What to expect from your new home?

We know that for people who have only lived in mains-connected areas, the idea of taking responsibility for the household effluence may be overwhelming. In fact, it can even stop some people from buying an otherwise idyllic home. That’s why we are here to reassure you that it is not as overwhelming or as big of a responsibility as it first appears. And, it should definitely not be the sole reason for turning down your favourite property.

What services do we offer for new home buyers?

We offer a home buyer’s survey to put all of these concerns to rest, explain how non-mains sewerage works and we even carry out an on-site survey to make sure that the system in place is in an acceptable condition. We offer:

• A survey to ensure that the system is in the condition it has been advertised.
• Advice on existing and potential legislation to clear up any confusion.
• To make arrangements for pipe investigations, or we can carry them out with our CCTV equipment (we even record the footage to show you, your vendor or estate agent).
• A liaison service to communicate with estate agents and vendors, to handle any technical queries they may have.
• Liaison with local sewage companies to arrange the annual emptying of your system.
• Pipe cleaning to remove debris.
• A full investigative report detailing any concerns, potential solutions and costed methods.

Benefits of Proseptic

No obligation home buyer’s drainage surveys advice

  • If you are have any questions about home buyer’s drainage surveys please get in touch. Our friendly, expert team are always happy to share our expertise to help you make the right decisions.

Fitted by expert engineers

  • Septic tank surveys, inspections, installations and on-going maintenance are carried out by our team of highly experienced engineers. We pride ourselves on our customer service which is why most of our work actually comes from client referrals.

What you can expect from Proseptic

  • Our customers are more than a sales opportunity. We want your sewage treatment system to work for you. Therefore, we deliver all home buyer’s drainage surveys with longevity, quality and efficiency with minimal hassle.
  • We endeavour to explain all sewage treatment options to you. Therefore you can feel confident and make an informed decision, armed with all the information available.