The Millstone Times June 2021

REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REALTOR? LET’S GET REAL! SELLING A HOME? HAVE A CLIENT BUYING A HOME? You have been on both sides of the picket fence if you’re a realtor. Had a great client, lovely home or property involved, looking to close real soon-ONLY to have the deal fall thru due to a Septic System issue? WELL YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE IF YOU CALLED US! ’ In this housing market no-one can afford to lose a sale . We @ A-NORTON SEPTIC CONTRACTING are here to help. If you are a listing agent-you know that in order to sell a home the experts recommend to Fix It! Which means: Anything that is not operating, including windows, leaky roofs or appliances should be repaired or replaced. It is cheaper to fix it than to deduct from the sales price. That includes the Septic System (which is the most expensive, most utilized appliance/utility in the home) We can guide you accordingly if you are under contact or better yet consult with us if your client is listing a home with you to have us a do an on-site evaluation of the current Septic System. This simple effort can go a long way to make a deal instead of break one. By knowing the status of the Septic System before you are under contract-that repair may be able to be made with minimal cost & time as opposed to having a war with your client, the listing or selling agent & their client, both parties’ lawyers, the mortgage company & the local Health Department, then postponing the closing or losing that sale. Get it sold! Consult with us!!! KEEP IN MIND THE CURRENT NJDEP CODES: N.J.A.C. 7:9A STANDARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL SUBSURFACE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS A sewage ejector pump that is present in the home for a basement bathroom whether a half bath or full bath (shower and/or tub present) and/or wet bar/kitchenette This also is required for a garbage grinder. Per N.J.A.C 7:9A-8.2 Septic Tanks

Require an increase in septic tank capacity by 50% above the minimum standards. Example: A four (4) bedroom dwelling will need a minimum 1500 gallon in tank volume. Per N.J.A.C. 7:9A-10.2 Disposal Field Sizing Requirements Some Health Departments will also require a 50% larger disposal field (Absorption Area) as well.

Septic systems are designed by water flow & calculations are made per bedroom/per gallons per day (gpd) EXAMPLE: If a current home’s septic system is only sized for a four (4) bedroom dwelling (650 gpd) This home cannot be misrepresented as a five (5) bedroom home for a real estate transaction. It is best to contact your local septic company, and your local regulatory agency (health department) for all the up to date septic codes in your town for a smooth real estate transaction

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42 The Millstone Times

June 2021

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