Last month I attended a septic inspection with my clients – first time buyers, new to Austin, they wanted to know if they were in need to hire a rat exterminator. While they had rented houses for years as they moved around attending to their careers, they never had the responsibility of maintaining a home. As I listened to the Inspector explain what he was doing and why, I got the strong impression that the buyers were listening, but they didn’t hear. They were so in love with this house that they were not paying attention, that is, until the end.
Hire a Professional, Licensed Septic Specialist to Inspect the System
It became clear as the proceedings went on that the prior owners had never maintained or had the septic tank and the leach field properly inspected. Maybe they didn’t know how how to find services for septic system pumping or simply didn’t care. Who knows? If they had known what we learned, perhaps they would not have bought the house in the first place or thought to service the system. Fortunately, my clients accepted my suggestion (insistence) that they hire a licensed Septic & Sewer Solutions operator at some additional cost to them to get the system inspected. The inspection was good, the system was not. The system was not in good working order. The inspector identified several health code violations which would have rendered the property uninhabitable and the county health department discovered them. When it is rendered uninhabitable, that means red tag, you get locked out and must fix the problem, no matter the cost, if you want to get back in.
Inspectors Will Explain All Aspects of the Septic System
When the inspector explained the potential costs to repair the system, my clients quickly fell out of love with the house. After all, they were cash poor and buying this home was going to use up all of their liquid assets. Remember, I had to convince them that the inspection was for their protection against unforeseen repair expenses later and the cost was well worth it. The thought of coming up with thousands of dollars more to put the septic system in good working order was out of the question.
Short on Cash?
Prioritize your inspections. If the property you want to buy has a septic system, have it inspected first and make sure to hire the services from Sunnystate Pest Control Brisbane to check for pests. Are you in need of a Professional Pest Control service? Even if we take the maximum amount of precaution and try to keep the house and office clean, as time passes by pests do try to enter the house and bother us and create embarrassment for us. Pests can sometimes be very bothersome, and they can also be the root for health hazards in the family and among the office staff. It is beyond our control to keep them away from our homes and office as they find a way to get in and dwell inside our buildings. There are so many different types of pests, and the building can be infected by more than one type of pest at a time. There are different methods to control each type of pest, and it is not possible for us to control it all by our self. Moreover, we will never be able to manage it as good pest control service professionals as they have specific equipment and chemicals needed to remove the pests. At Montreal company understand that not every structure is the same. The septic system is a big ticket item with pretty significant consequences if ignored. It is imperative you get a professional out to inspect it before you even consider moving forward with the purchase.
Cockroaches are the most annoying pests because they can creep in the living room while you are entertaining your guests. Some people have a sensitivity to cockroach allergens; it is especially more in children below five years. The cockroach allergen can spread through its droppings, saliva, or its decomposing body. It can lead to severe asthma conditions in those with sensitivity to it. A cockroach can survive anywhere and hence it can spread so many different types of bacteria and parasites which is unimaginable. They also carry dangerous pathogens like E. coli and salmonella. They can spread it wherever they move, from the dirtiest environment to the most sterile environment like an operation theater, it can spread its dangers, and that is why professional pest control service is needed.
Bed bugs are another type of pest that is difficult to get rid of. They are not easy to access as they hide in nooks and crannies of the beds and other furniture. Even if you get rid of them, they still leave back their eggs, which are difficult to detect. So while you think you got rid of them, it is just a matter of time, and you will be bothered again. Although they might not spread any disease, but their bites can cause allergy to many, and it can cause redness and itchiness in the bitten areas. They can also lead to sleeplessness because of their bites. These bed bugs can easily be spread to other places through bags, shoes, clothes, and through people. Hence, it is important to get rid of these uses professional service.
Termites are those pests, which you most likely wouldn’t know were there until you start seeing swarmers on a wooden surface in your house. They survive on the wood, and that is their home. You will not even have a guess that your house is infested by them until the wooden structures in your house have become weak or until you see the swarmer flying around to the wooden surface. It is very difficult to know how deep into the wood they have spread, and, therefore, it is the job of professionals to identify it and eradicate it.
Rodents are another form of the pest which can spread disease in the house or office. They can enter the building through any cracks or by burrowing their way in. Once they enter the house, they can gnaw through the cloth, wood, paper, cardboard or anything. It is very distressing to see them run around and ruin your stuff. Their droppings can also cause allergy among household people. Nothing is safe when a rodent is on the loose inside the house. They also multiply faster. Hence, professionals are needed to locate them and remove them entirely from the building. Professionals will also be able to educate you on how to do early identification of these rodents.
No matter what type of pest has moved in ants, scorpions, rodents, or other types of common pests a professional pest control move them out. If it is in proper working order, then move on to the general home inspection.
Hire Inspectors for All Systems, Especially Those You Have No Experience
Here’s my point: If you have found your dream home with a feature that you’ve never had before, ASK FOR A NEW OWNER SCHOOL. The inspector is the teacher and you are the student. This includes pools, septic tanks/fields, solar panels, and anything else that might create a financial hardship.
Never Go Cheap When the Downside is So Expensive
We know buying a home is expensive, but buying a home that needs thousands of dollars worth of work is even more expensive. We’ll work with you to identify the best types of homes to buy for your situation. Then, we’ll recommend inspections that are needed and tell you when they’re not. We’ll be good stewards of your money and guide you through the process so you know what you’re buying. Check out our Austin Home Buyer page to learn more about how we’re not your average Realtor. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@11OaksRealty.com to schedule a no obligation consultation.