Title 5 Inspections: How They Relate To Your Property Transfer
12 July 2016
If you live in Massachusetts, the state requires you to have a Title 5 inspection of your septic system before you buy or sell a home. The purpose of this inspection is to ensure that your septic tank is clean, working properly, and free from defects that would make it a health hazard. Here are four specific things about property transfers and Title 5 septic system inspections.
If you have property that is going to be transferred into a trust, and the beneficiaries are family members – such as spouse, children, or siblings – you will not need to submit a Title 5 septic system inspection prior to the transfer.
3 Septic Tank Maintenance Tips That Can Prevent Damage Or Clogging
3 June 2016
Caring for a septic tank properly is absolutely vital when it comes to keeping your tank in working order and to avoiding the many problems and damages that a septic tank can cause when it becomes damaged of clogged. When these tanks break or clog, it is quite common for sewage and waste to back up into the house via the drains or to flood the portion of your yard where the tank is buried.
Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Your Attention
2 March 2016
If you live in the country or your residence is unable to connect to a city water and sewer system, you likely have a septic drain field on your property. While there are many things to care for around your home throughout the year, having your septic tank emptied or serviced may be the last thing on your mind. The Massachusetts Office Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recommends that you empty your septic tank at least once every three to five years, or more frequently if you have a large family.
Four Things To Do When Having A New Septic System Installed For Your Home
29 January 2016
If your home is one of the thousands that relies on a septic system for waste treatment, you may eventually need to have a new system installed. You may also need to have a septic system installed if you are building a new home. Before you can begin installing a septic system, there are some things that need to be done, such as having a soil test and getting the system approved.