Buying or building a new home is an exciting journey filled with many decisions and considerations. Certainly, curb appeal and construction quality are important, and many people invest in a home inspection before making a buying commitment. However, it’s equally important to pay close attention to the water management that affects the home – the slope of the lot, the water supply to the home, and the septic system, if applicable.
Neglecting these factors can lead to issues like low well-water levels, flooded basements, and contamination from septic systems. Each of these issues can significantly impact your family’s well-being and the long-term value of your property.
The following checklist will help you to avoid water problem woes in your new home.
Before making any decisions, you need to understand the lot on which home is or will be built. Here are some key points:
Access to clean and reliable water is a fundamental requirement for any household. Is water supplied by the municipality or a private well. If the home relies on city water, be sure to check the most recent water safety report.
If the property relies on a private well, have the well inspected.
For homes not connected to municipal sewage systems, the septic system is a critical component. Neglecting its assessment can lead to hazardous health and environmental consequences. Here’s what to consider:
While it’s easy to be captivated by the charm and interior features of a potential home, it’s essential to take a holistic approach when evaluating your options. The land, water supply, and septic system are integral components of your living environment, and their conditions can significantly impact your quality of life and the long-term value of your investment.
At U.S. Water, we understand the importance of assessing and mitigating home water problems. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you make informed decisions about the environmental aspects of your home. By conducting thorough inspections, water quality testing, and septic system evaluations, we can help ensure that your dream home remains a safe and healthy place for your family.
Don’t let water-related issues surprise you after moving into your new home. Take proactive steps to assess and address potential problems, ensuring a bright and worry-free future in your new home.