A septic system for 2-bedrooms is rated to support a certain number of gallons of water going into the leach field. If you pump more than the recommended amount into the system each day, the leach field will not function properly resulting in an early failure. A saturated leach field does not allow enough air into the system for the microbes to do their work in breaking down the effluent.
If you are buying the home, be sure to have a septic inspection to determine the condition of the tank AND the leach field. Ask the inspector if the field can be added to so it will accommodate 3-bedrooms. Often it is the condition of the soil that dictates the number of bedrooms a field will support.
if you purchase a home with a 2 bedroom septic system; then it is a 2 bedroom home (legally).
We see a lot of this in the market and should be cautioned by it. There is a big difference in value between the 2.
I would like the opportunity to help more- will need to meet you and see the property. You are asking a very important question- before you buy! Smart Lady! Kim Spanos/ Spanos Realty 603-894-4600
That can be a huge deal, not just because of resale, but because of longevity of the septic system. They are designed to handle a certain amount of "workload" and overuse can cause them to fail early. The resale is an issue because of the same reasons. If you have ever had to replace a septic system, you will understand why it is something that you really don't want to do.
If you would like some help to find a home that WILL be a good purchase, I would love to help.Robin