Theresa, Other/Just Looking in 48836

how do you sell a house with a septic system that runs do to ground level??

Asked by Theresa, 48836 Tue Feb 26, 2008

We are trying to sell my uncles house in west bloomfield right next to the lake. It's a gorgeous house about 3,000 sq. ft. THe house was appraised at $410,000 It has a masterbedroom and bathroom with a jacuzzi. 2 bedrooms upstair with a office and a full bath. 2 livingrooms. Nice fenced in yard with a small goldfish pond. walkout deck for the master bedroom and kitchen. Open basement floor plan with partial bedroom. only problem is septic tank is constantly running. Any suggestions???

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Is this house on a well or city water? If it's a well and is soften water by the use of salt, possibly the distribution box is collapsed, if it's a concrete system, salt loves to eat concrete. It sounds like the gray water can't exit the tank to the leach field. Could also be the baffle inside the septic tank on the exit side dropped and solid waste is plugging the hole. Have the tank cleaned and inspected with a light and mirror. If there are trees planted near the system roots maybe grown into the piping as well, Good luck
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This is not normal and indicates that this is not a properly working septic system. Get a septic system contractor out there to determine what the problem is. It is likely to be clogged field lines, which can be replaced.
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