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Are you selling a home or other property with a septic system in NJ? You should know that most lenders will not issue a mortgage if a septic system is failing or determined to be faulty. These types of delays can seriously impact your success in the swift sale of your property.

As the owner of the septic system, you are the legally responsible party to upgrade a failing system. NJ septic inspections are generally good for about two years, so sellers typically never have to worry about an inspection expiring.

NJDEP Recommends Home Buyers Secure a Septic Inspection

Handing a potential buyer a NJ septic inspection certificate is an excellent way to establish trust. The septic system can be the most expensive ‘appliance’ of a household, buyers will want to ensure that if they are purchasing a home with a septic system, it has been recently inspected and received a passing grade.

In fact, the NJDEP recommends that all interested purchasers secure a septic system inspection to ward off any costly repairs or liabilities following a real estate transaction.

Like other components of a home, a septic system has a limited serviceable life span. Systems designed prior to 1990 may not meet current standards, may be past their peak operating efficiency, yet function at the time of inspection. Sellers should be aware of their system’s date of design and have a current inspection report.

Just like a faulty septic system could cause a potential homebuyer thousands of dollars down the road, trying to sell a home without the proper documentation of a properly functioning system can cost the seller just as much in delays.

Classic Septic Inspections in New Jersey does a complete evaluation of your septic system. This includes checking the tank, the fixtures, and the pipes, surveying the system, landscape, and drainage field layout, and examining for wear or damage. We even have a fiber optic camera that we feed through lines in the system to check for problems.

Because Classic Septic Inspections does not do repairs, you can rely on the fair information we provide. Our findings are an honest appraisal of the situation, and we have no stake in the amount of work or parts needed to fix your septic system.

We’re not going to jack up the price to make money or suggest unnecessary work or parts replacement. We’ll just advise you on the state of your system, and what actions you need to take to get it working properly. We might even be able to save you money!

If you suspect problems with your septic system or would like to insure it is working properly, schedule a NJ septic inspection with Classic Septic Inspections. For more information on septic inspections in NJ, call our team at 973-900-1330.