10 Things a Home Inspection Doesn't Cover

Septic Tank Goo

Unless the backyard is a swamp of raw sewage, an inspector will check the pipes but generally disregard the septic tank system. This could mean an expensive and revolting education in the science of waste disposal if something goes wrong later. Septic tank problems are vile, hideous, nauseating and -- did we say vile? Before you consider buying a home that isn't connected to your city's sewage disposal utility, have the septic tank evaluated by a contractor who specializes in septic system maintenance and repair.