Rural Property Inspection – Be Prepared

Rural Property Inspection by Sherman Home Inspections

Most home buyers are never fully prepared for the long process of purchasing a home. In truth, getting a loan, find the right home in the right location for the right price, can be stressful. Needless to say, most of us are open to cutting corners or taking a shortcut that expedites the process. Usually, that means overlooking an important aspect of home buying; The Home Inspection.

Sherman Home Inspection has been at the forefront of keeping new homeowners informed on prospective purchases. In our many years of experience, we can strongly say, overlooking home inspection, septic inspection, and/or well inspection jeopardizes your health and financial investment.

One in five homes in the United States relies on septic systems. This is according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Septic systems are typically used in rural areas where centralized sewer systems aren’t an option. In some cases, a tank provides water for these septic systems to work, but in most cases, they rely on water wells to maintain daily use.

Private water wells also provide water to more than 15 million homes. Now, one can understand why many counties require a water well and septic inspection. Water is an ideal vehicle for the spread of disease. For this reason, it is beneficial to buyers and sellers to have a thorough inspection of these areas conducted. The absence of one places buyers and/or seller at a higher risk for equity loss.

Consider, the price tag for replacing a well can reach anywhere from $6,000 to $6,500. A drain field for a septic system? Between $7,500 and $25,000!

Let a Sherman Home Inspector set your mind at ease and protect your investment. We do an array of checks that include running tests of the water system as well as checking said water system for volume and pressure. Our inspectors are also trained to assess the structural integrity of the well, making sure it is compliant with all mandates. Expect a Sherman Home Inspector to check for bacteria, arsenic, and nitrates. Rest assured we know county requirements and work toward making sure your water well meets standards.

As part of a Sherman Inspection, we go through a comprehensive survey of the plumbing system and pumping equipment. This is important to understanding the flow of water in your plumbing system; i.e. where water is getting in and where it is ending up.

Upon completion of your Sherman Home Inspection, you will receive a detailed report. Remember, if you’re considering the purchase of a rural property, do so with the help of a professional that helps protect your investment long-term. Sherman Home Inspectors are only a call away and we encourage you to ask us questions. We believe that the more informed you are about your prospective property, the better decisions you make for yourself and your family.

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