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Private Septic Systems in Spring Hill Florida Homes

Private Septic Systems in Spring Hill Florida Homes


Home buyers looking for homes for sale in the Spring Hill, Florida will notice that some neighborhoods are connected to the public sewer system and other areas are not. Homes that are not on public sewer will have a private septic system instead. 

The two main components of a septic systems is the tank in the ground and the drain field.



Buyers who are not familiar with septic systems should remember a few tips:

1.  During the inspection period in your home buying process, include a septic inspection.  As part of the inspection, the tank will be pumped out and the inspector will look for any issues that may affect the proper operation of the system. 

Depending on how many people occupy the home and usage, most spetic companies recommend a periodic pumping of the system every three to five years.

2.  Protect your septic system.  In the Spring Hill area, most septic systems are located under ground in the front yard.  Do not drive heavy machinery or vehicles over the drain field. It is recommended not to plant trees or shrubs over your septic system and drain field as the roots could impact its performance. 

3. To keep your septic system working properly, there are a few preventive measures you can take. Septic systems are designed to process human waste and it can also handle toilet paper. However, it is recommended not to flush down other materials and non-biological products including diapers, medicines, left over food and grease.  Most plumbers do not recommend the use of a kitchen garbage disposal with a septic system. 

For more information about the function and proper use of your private septic system, read the Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  

Just as with any other system in your home, proper usage, protection and maintenance will ensure the functionality and longevity of your homes' septic system without any problems. 


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Silvia one difference between your area and mine is that the septic system and leach fields are usually in the backyard.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 4 years ago

George Souto you are right, when we lived in Massachusetts, it was in the backyard as well

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 4 years ago

Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES  This is important information . You need to educate yourself on septic systems and how they operate

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 4 years ago


Informative post on explaining septic systems.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Hi Silvia, I learned something about Private Septic Systems. This is something I had very little experience on.. Thank you for the education. 

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Silvia. Your post addresses an important topic, all of your points are important, especially as part of a home inspection.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 4 years ago

Great post on septic systens. Many of the properties we sell have them as they are the only choice in most rural settings. In fact, we have a septic system. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 4 years ago

I have lived in several homes with septic tanks with no problems. We always added a yeast to the algae from growing. Good post Silvia.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 4 years ago

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