If you have a septic system on your property, you may be wondering if it affects the resale value of your home. The research shows that having a septic system as opposed to a standard sewage system does not increase or decrease the value of your home, although there are some things about that septic system that can affect resale. Let’s take a closer look.
The Condition of Your Septic System
If you are planning to sell your home, it’s important to have your septic system inspected by a professional before you do. A home with a failing septic system, or a neglected one, will turn off buyers. However, if your septic tank is in pristine condition and all the components have been newly replaced or serviced, it can be a selling point.
When It Was Last Pumped
In general, a septic tank should be pumped about every three years. If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, get your tank pumped by a reputable company like Affordable Pumping Services. This will be a plus in the eyes of a prospective buyer since pumping can be expensive and they may already be overwhelmed with taking on a system that they’re not familiar with.
Safety of Your System
A family not familiar with septic tank systems may be wary of purchasing a home with one. To give prospective buyers peace of mind, be sure that all safety requirements are met and exceeded with your system. This means proper tank covers. A loose or ill-fitting tank cover is a safety hazard and is often the first thing checked by a home inspector. The best way to be sure your system is safe and up to code is to have it inspected by a professional.
Keeping your septic system up to date and properly maintained can increase your resale value when you’re ready to sell your home. Call Affordable Pumping Services today.