SEPTIC TANK FAILURE can cost you THOUSANDS!
If you are buying a home in a small rural community, it is very likely that it will have a Septic Tank or Cesspit.
Very few villages are connected to mains drainage, and we estimate that over 80% of homes in small rural communities in the South West use a Septic Tank.
Broken or blocked drain pipes, leaking septic tanks, blocked soakaways, and many other problems can cost a new buyer many thousands of pounds to put right
So get it checked before you buy!
PWS Drain Surveys provide a cost-effective pre purchase home owner drain survey. You get a written report from a drainage expert, a CD with a video of the underground pipework surveyed with colour CCTV equipment, and an estimate of the cost of putting things right if necessary.
Worst Case Scenario
We were appointed to undertake a survey of a house our client was about to purchase. We advised that the current system was not working, even though the vendor had insisted that "they had no problems at all in all of the years they had lived there" and there was no easy solution for remedial works. Anyone purchasing that property would have had to purchase third party land to extend the soakaway or put up with emptying the septic tank every 3 weeks at £130 a time. Needless to say our client did not purchase the property.