The Importance of Scoping the Septic System

If the home you are purchasing is serviced by a septic system, it is important to include Form 22S, the Septic Contingency with your offer; requiring the Seller to provide you with a recent (no more than twelve months old) inspection report. If the system is a “standard system”, it is important to either ask the Seller to have the system “scoped” or to do it yourself. Scoping is not covered in the inspection. If there is a break in the line from the home to the system or the lines in the drainfield legs, scoping will find it, allowing you to resolve this issue with the Seller prior to closing.