The septic system is likely the single most expensive component of a home to replace. While having the septic system inspected does not warranty it, a Septic System Inspection can provide you with a good understanding of the size, age and condition of the system.
A septic system is designed according to factors such as the size of a home, the number of bedrooms and the number of plumbing fixtures. If these factors have changed since the septic was installed, the system might be undersized and overloaded.
A well-maintained septic system can last 25 years or longer. However, if the system has not been properly maintained, it can fail at any time.