I met with a septic pumping company this morning as an inspection for one of our pending transactions where we are representing the buyer. Unlike a connected sewer system, a septic system requires a little more attention. They recommend:
- The system should be pumped every three years- this is a 1500 gallon
- Nothing non-biodegradable should go into the system. This include
feminine hygiene products.
- Recommend RidEx added to system once a month (an enzyme).If there is a garbage disposal, add three tomatoes once a month (15 days
after the RidEx).
- Use liquid dish and laundry soap. Powders only degrade about 40% rather
than about 99% for liquid soaps.
The buyer also has to be aware that if the City decides run a connected sewer system up the street, there is a likelihood that the owner will be forced to pay (just as an owner would if the City paved an unimproved street).Portland Real Estate Blog