For a property that relies on a septic tank instead of a municipal sewer system for sewage treatment, a septic certification is sometimes required by law or ordinance before selling the property. This certification is obtained via a detailed inspection into the septic tank's location, function, and whether it is in good working order.
For buyers who are buying a house with a septic tank, it's important to find out whether it requires certification, and in any case, whether it's been inspected recently. Especially for septic tanks more than 25 years old, it's recommended to obtain such a certification.
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