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We are relocating to Jacksonville Florida. Well, I'm kind of looking around at real estate to see what we like, may be interested in ect. I do have family down there to check out and tell me if its a good area to be or not.

But I was looking at this home, and it said it had public sewer and then it also says private! Seems to me it has to be one or the other, doesn't it?
I wrote to the real estate dealer and she said it would be something that it something to find out IF I decided to get a home inspection.

I'd sort of like to know ahead of time what I'm getting myself into.
Can you help me?

thanks,
joyce

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You can call the city utility/water department and ask them if that address is connected to city sewer.

If it is a private system you should call a septic company to pump it out and observe the condition with it open.

Then you can proceed with your regular home inspection which is very important on any age home.

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I can answer questions on technical issues related to homes and explain items you may have seen on home inspection reports. Also, I can answer questions about issues that have occurred after home inspections and give insight into what may have happened. I own B.A. King Home Inspections, LLC and am the only Certified Independent Home Inspector in my entire NC and SC service area. I do not market to realtors so I can tell it like it is, without fear of a big loss of revenue. Sellers can ask questions to gain insight for preparing a home for an inspection. Buyers can ask and learn about what to expect on older homes and even on new ones. I can answer questions about home inspection agreements and explain why they must contain certain elements. I also can answer questions about the various standards of practice used in the industry.

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Professional independent unbiased home inspections performed for home buyers since 2005. NC 2449 and SC 1597 license's, Home Building experience, Residential wiring experience, Residential framing experience.

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