Why Do You Need Know About Septic Systems?


A septic system is one of the major mechanical systems of the home, just like a heating system.  It's a "must have" system, which means it has to be working at all times because you expect to be able to flush toilets, and run water, every single day.  When you're buying or selling a home with a septic system, you need to know when a potential problem could arise.  Septic systems are not permanent.  As the system ages, problems are to be expected, until eventually, the system needs to be replaced.  We will arrange to have a septic inspector on site when the home inspection is being performed.

EPA concluded in its 1997 Report to Congress that "adequately managed decentralized wastewater systems are a cost-effective and long-term option for meeting public health and water quality goals, particularly in less densely populated areas." The difference between failure and success is the implementation of an effective wastewater management program. Such a program, if properly executed, can protect public health, preserve valuable water resources, and maintain economic vitality in a community.


* From the EPA Web Site Regarding Septic Sytems


New Hampshire's Environmental Services - Subsurface Systems Bureau

Septic systems are regulated by the state, during the initial installation state inspections are required.  The NH state DES site provides regional information that you may find useful.



Septic Inspection

We strongly urge you to consider a septic inspection.  When you make a call to us we will discuss the details with you. Our preferred providers are Kent Clean Septic, Greg Demers Certified Septic Inspections LLC and Superior Septic Service LLC.