This probably falls into the category of “that’s the way the mop flops”, but I thought I’d ask around just in case.
We purchased our home in late January of this year. Had it inspected (we spent the afternoon with the husband/wife team doing it), had a lawyer go over the purchase agreement, and honestly tried to read every single document scrupulously. It came with a warranty, so that gave me some peace of mind.
I missed a big detail, though.
The warranty doesn’t include the septic.
Nor does it include the well water system.
So we just spent $500 to diagnose and then replace the water pressure tank, which was shot.
But the well pump is STILL going off several times an hour, for no apparent reason. Since I can’t find a leak inside the house, we’re thinking it’s either under the house (I went into the crawl space on inspection day & there weren’t any puddles) OR maybe there’s a backflow valve associated with the pump that’s failed. If we need a new pump, that’ll be around $900-1,500.
The well’s right next to the deck, hopefully we won’t have to have it ripped out in order to get this diagnosed.
Not sure if any part of this will fall into the category “plumbing”, which IS on the warranty; hopefully they’ll be out to look at it today.
So I’m thinking the next time our Realtor sends me one of her perky emails, I’m probably within my rights to mention these issues.
Should I expect her to give a rat’s ass?
What about the home inspector?
Or the sellers - should they have “known”, and does it matter? They signed a disclosure saying everything here was okey-dokey.
I realize that with husbands and wives, sons and daughters serving in Iraq, this little matter is pretty small potatoes; we’re truly grateful for this home, it’s exactly what we’ve always wanted.
It’s just a little scary to be spending large chunks of money on repairs so soon, and we don’t want to be taken advantage of if we can help it.