Home Improvement

Home improvement questions? Ask a handyman for answers

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Im looking to purchase a foreclosed property that may need a…

Customer Question
Im looking to purchase a...
Im looking to purchase a foreclosed property that may need a new septic system. There is no water turned on in the house. Can the septic system be checked with no water ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Home Improvement
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
1/20/2016
Home Improvement Expert: Rick, General Contractor replied 2 years ago
Rick
Rick, General Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 24,621
Experience: Licensed construction supervisor with 35+ yrs. experience.
Verified

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

The only thing water will tell you is if the system is clogged up. Septic installers and many pumpers will do an inspection under any circumstances. They are your best bet and well worth the expense.

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a home improvement expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Rick Your Own Question
Rick
Rick
Rick, General Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 24,621
24,621 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed construction supervisor with 35+ yrs. experience.

Rick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air.

JeanRiverhead, NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Brian

Brian

Architect

2,153 satisfied customers

Licensed Architect- 17 years, L.E.E.D. AP

The Home Smithy

The Home Smithy

Home Builder

2,084 satisfied customers

#1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience

Steve G.

Steve G.

Handyman

221 satisfied customers

VP of electronic repair company and home theater advisor.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Civil Engineer

14 satisfied customers

Licensed Structural Engineer

Eric M. Bright

Eric M. Bright

We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!

1,734 satisfied customers

I've been been doing things for my clients that others have said cant be done for over a 1/4 Century

Phil

Phil

Mechanical Engineer

711 satisfied customers

Retired contractor, 51 years experience

Martin

Martin

Electrical Engineer

689 satisfied customers

Design, construct, fix and grow stuff around and in the home.

< Previous | Next >

Related Home Improvement Questions
I'm contemplating buying a piece of property and buying a
I'm contemplating buying a piece of property and buying a prefab house. I'm concerned about the cost of preparing the property to make it ready for the house. Can you give me an idea of the cost for p… read more
canuck the pro
canuck the pro
281 satisfied customers
I'm purchasing a foreclosed home and after home inspection
I'm purchasing a foreclosed home and after home inspection was completed it was pointed out that the roof flasing was done improperly where the stucco begins and stone face are installed. the home is … read more
canuck the pro
canuck the pro
281 satisfied customers
How much is average cost to clean out a septic tank?
How much is average cost to clean out a septic tank? (Indiana 46534) if you could include some local prices… read more
Susan Latta
Susan Latta
Kitchen and Bath Designer, Contractor
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
136 satisfied customers
I bought a property on a rural road.is it possible i have
i bought a property on a rural road.is it possible i have desterb an old homemade septic system.i dig wth a skidsteer daily and deeper i go more sewer water rises … read more
Machinc
Machinc
Retired
1,022 satisfied customers
Situation: Looking to buy a bank owned property being sold
Situation: Looking to buy a bank owned property being sold as is. There is a septic and water well on property. How can be tell if they are operational and/or what repairs need to be made to avoid sur… read more
Martin
Martin
Electrical Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
689 satisfied customers
PA** Investor-rehabber "A" did a well and septic test on a
**PA** Investor-rehabber "A" did a well and septic test on a foreclosed property that has been sitting vacant for some years. The septic passed, and while there was no presence of e coli in the well s… read more
Rick
Rick
General Contractor
24,621 satisfied customers
I have water leaking into my cellar through the mortar with
I have water leaking into my cellar through the mortar with is merely a trickle until our neighbour uses their washing machine or a water purification system. We are a mid terrace property and the nei… read more
The Home Smithy
The Home Smithy
Home Builder
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
2,084 satisfied customers
Regarding septic design permits... I am looking to make
Regarding septic design permits... I am looking to make an offer on a 1977 1200 sf cabin which had a septic permit granted in 1987 and was renewed some 30 times but never installed. My question is, if… read more
Rick
Rick
General Contractor
24,621 satisfied customers
We built an addition to our house about 10 years ago. We had
We built an addition to our house about 10 years ago. We had to collaspe our septic tank system to have the new wing to set on a concret slab over the old septic system. About 5 years ago we discovere… read more
Rick
Rick
General Contractor
24,621 satisfied customers
We have installed a whole new septic system including a two-chamber
We have installed a whole new septic system including a two-chamber septic tank. Although there is very little water coming into the first chamber of the tank, there is a significant flow from the sec… read more
Rick
Rick
General Contractor
24,621 satisfied customers
I have an existing septic tank on some property that I have
I have an existing septic tank on some property that I have purchased in Jacksonville, Florida. This septic tank has not been in active use since 2000. I really can't afford the money to have it repla… read more
Charles
Charles
Owner
FCC Communication License
738 satisfied customers
hello, Im in a dilemma. Im in the 11th hour of buying my
hello, I'm in a dilemma. I'm in the 11th hour of buying my first property, there was a chimney problem that needs repairing, but the sale has been delayed for 2 months due to paperwork on the vendears… read more
Brian
Brian
Architect
Bachelor's Degree
2,153 satisfied customers
I am a single mom and I live in an old house. It does not ...
I am a single mom and I live in an old house. It does not have central heat/air and we cannot install because there is no real attic space and the house is too low to the ground to install underneath.… read more
Brian
Brian
Architect
Bachelor's Degree
2,153 satisfied customers
At night my master bathroom smells like ammonia. We ...
At night my master bathroom smells like ammonia. We are on septic. Is it a clog or a vent . Can we fix this ourselves. We have been in this new home about 2 years. The bathroom is on the 2nd floor. It… read more
AmargosaJim
AmargosaJim
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
14 satisfied customers
We just paid to have our septic system tested by a ...
We just paid to have our septic system tested by a professional. The inspector did not realize that anyone was home at the time. They were in our back yard for approximately 5 minutes and left. We wer… read more
Brian
Brian
Architect
Bachelor's Degree
2,153 satisfied customers
how do iremove the smell of burried rotting stumps
Hello, I've smelled seeping sewage, and I've smelled rotting stumps, and these smells are not the same. I would have your water and soil tested again by an independent testing company. The test the to… read more
jcdill
jcdill
Professional Photographer, IT Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
570 satisfied customers
would like to build a 2 car garage in a lot that has a ...
would like to build a 2 car garage in a lot that has a mobile home with a fence of 6 ft around area. how far does this kind of structure need to be away from a building? does it need to be away from f… read more
Brian
Brian
Architect
Bachelor's Degree
2,153 satisfied customers
The waste water that goes through the infiltration ...
The waste water that goes through the infiltration system after going through the septic system suppose to evaporate.… read more
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
owner/operator home improvement
High School or GED
36 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x