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How much does a septic tank system inspection cost in Florida?
Thursday, November 3, 2022
The average cost for a homebuyer’s septic inspection is around $500. Why so much? The State of Florida requires that the inspection be done by a licensed master plumber or septic contractor, and the tank must be pumped-out in order to certify its condition. Plus, there’s the disposal of the effluent, which is costly due to environmental regulations.
Septic tank size is based on the number of bedrooms in a house, and most tanks are from 750 to 1200 gallons. Larger tanks cost more for the pump-out, and a big house may even have two. A more detailed analysis of the drainfield is also offered by some contractors as an optional upgrade. So the cost can go much higher.
The report itself is a state-mandated one-page standard form, and a copy of the Florida's “Procedure for Voluntary Inspection and Assessment of Existing Systems” is required to provided with the report. It outlines the minimum standards for the inspection. You must also receive a written notice of your right to request an evaluation based on all or only part of the standards.
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