Septic company came and pumped out tank on a house I’m looking to purchase. He said there are/was a lot of roots. Should I be concerned?

Hello. I had a septic company come out to do a septic tank inspection on the house I’m looking to purchase. When he first got here he dug some and pulled the cap off the tank and showed me inside a little hole (basically arm’s width, just enough to stick your arm in the hole) and said that were was a lot of roots. He started pulling some out and I could see that, yeah… there was clumps of just small looking roots (nothing looked too big). He seemed kind of concerned and asked me if I had bought the property already, etc.

I told him no. At first he wasn’t sure if his septic machine/tank (it was a huge garbage truck sized truck with the tank on the back) would be able to suck everything out because it could possibly damage his tank/equipment or something like that (the roots could). He said it was my call but he’d still have to charge me the service fee even if he wasn’t able to fully empty the tank. I said let’s do it. He pumped/(emptied?) the septic tank and said that everything was fine and that he doesn’t think the roots will be a problem but just to have it pumped every 2 years. Not going to lie at first this guy kind of had me worried. But he made it sound like it shouldn’t be an issue and that he was able to do what he had to do. Still though, should I be worried..?

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TLDR: 1957 house. Septic tank had a lot of roots in it. Septic company was able to empty the septic tank and clear the roots. But still unsure if it’ll be an issue in the future.

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Hello. I had a septic company come out to do a septic tank inspection on the house I’m looking to purchase. When he first got here he dug some and pulled the cap off the tank and showed me inside a little hole (basically arm’s width, just enough to stick your arm in the hole) and said that were was a lot of roots. He started pulling some out and I could see that, yeah… there was clumps of just small looking roots (nothing looked too big). He seemed kind of concerned and asked me if I had bought the property already, etc. I told him no. At first he wasn’t sure if his septic machine/tank (it was a huge garbage truck sized truck with the tank on the back) would be able to suck everything out because it could possibly damage his tank/equipment or something like that (the roots could). He said it was my call but he’d still have to charge me the service fee even if he wasn’t able to fully empty the tank. I said let’s do it. He pumped/(emptied?) the septic tank and said that everything was fine and that he doesn’t think the roots will be a problem but just to have it pumped every 2 years. Not going to lie at first this guy kind of had me worried. But he made it sound like it shouldn’t be an issue and that he was able to do what he had to do. Still though, should I be worried..? ā€‹ TLDR: 1957 house. Septic tank had a lot of roots in it. Septic company was able to empty the septic tank and clear the roots. But still unsure if it’ll be an issue in the future. submitted by /u/bobevans001 [link] [comments]

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