Buying A House With An Underground Oil Tank

October 3, 2022 | Uncategorized

If you are a first-time home buyer in Florida and are concerned about a buried oil tank underneath your home, you have every reason to be. Buried oil tanks are a common problem in the United States. Florida has 2.7 million oil tanks buried underground. The tanks can leak and pollute your sewer and septic lines and become a more significant hazard causing environmental damage, which is why it’s essential to take the necessary precautions to avoid these problems.The history of buried oil tanks in Florida can be traced back to the 1930s. In this period, homes were heated by furnaces that used oil tanks as fuel. Oil tanks were kept buried for risk of theft and their unsightliness. In the 1960s, people started to use natural gas lines, and abandoned oil tanks were no longer needed. These old tanks were then left buried. Homeseller Ordeal While Selling A House With … Continued

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SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION: What is it, and Why is it Important?

August 27, 2019 | Residential Inspections

SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION: What is it, and Why is it Important?Whether you’re dealing with a new construction single-family house, or an older multi-unit home, Sewer Scope Inspections are one of the most important types of inspections any buyer, seller or owner can have. WHAT IS A SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION?A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line from the house at or near the foundation to the city, HOA tap, or the septic tank. The inspector runs a camera scope on a 100-foot cord down the sewer line, stopping at the sewer main/septic tank, or until an obstruction prevents it from going any further.WHAT ARE SOME COMMON SEWER LINE ISSUES?Root intrusion, crushed/collapsed sewer lines from heavy construction equipment, cracks, holes, pooling, and pipe separation/disconnected joints are just some of the many issues which can occur in sewer lines, and may cause a future backup, leading to emergency repairs … Continued

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