“Septic Reports aren’t always Black and White”

      “Septic Reports aren’t always Black and White”


I have been going round and round with this septic inspection at first it was assumed that the septic was not going to pass. I have been working with the current owner on approximate cost of a new system. In the beginning of this I asked who determines what is acceptable and what is not. I am not a septic guy! The seller and her relator are under the impression that it is fine. Ryan and I are thinking its not. Last night I called the owner at the septic company and explained my frustrations. I asked him if he could give me a conclusive answer but he could not come up with one. Ryan should have sent you a copy of the report please let me know what you/ your underwriter make of it. Thanks   


This septic issue has been going on for a couple of weeks and still no resolution. I have advised the client to spend the money for another company as the original report is so ambiguous that my client doesn’t know if he wants to proceed.


Unfortunately the two Realtors have made this issue personal and it is not moving forward. Hopefully the client takes my advice and has another report done, it would be a lot less costly than having to replace the system.

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Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869

Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #2709

110 Main St.

Manchester, Ct. 06042

Office: 860 647-7701 x116

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Email: joe@righttracfg.com



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Comment balloon 5 commentsJoe Petrowsky • November 07 2016 08:48AM


Joe, I never try to make it personal, needless to say another report is not that expensive is it worth "blowing the deal" over it? Are they new or seasoned agents??Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. Some issues have no easy answers! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. This is so frustrating. While I have no septic I live in a very old home where plumbing problems have inflicted me and none of the experts agree. Good luck to your client.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Hi Joe: People can get caught up in the issues without thinking of the bigger picture. ..a successful closing. Sounds very brown indeed!

Posted by Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP (United Realty Group) over 1 year ago

That is a headache Joe Petrowsky and inspection reports of any kind can be so stuck in the gray zone to be all but worthless.  Another report was an excellent suggestion.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago