What Does Sewer Mean in Real Estate?

When you see ‘sewer’ on a listing, what does this mean? Let’s go over the different types of sewers in our area in this video, “What Does Sewer Mean in Real Estate?”:

Real Estate Sewer Meaning

When you’re looking at homes in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area, there are two main types of sewers that we have. The first sewer is a connected sewer, which means that the sewage lines are connected to the public lines at the street. If the home is on sewer, then this means that you will have a septic tank. Septic tanks are usually located in the backyard, and you’ll need to make sure you know how to take care of the septic tank in order for its lifespan to be as long as possible.

The Birmingham, Alabama area also does have a third, less common sewer: the grinding pump. A grinding pump takes the sewage from the home and pushes it out to the public lines at the street. Be sure when you’re looking for a home that you find out what kind of sewer it is on!

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Make the homebuying process easier on yourself by having an expert real estate agent guide you through the process. I’m here to help if you have more questions about the homebuying process! If you’re looking to buy or build a home in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area, let me help you. If you’re new to the Birmingham area or looking to relocate to Birmingham, Alabama, please feel reach out to Dianna Howell with The Howell Group: 205-568-5435 or dianna.howell@kw.com 

For information on Pelham, Alabama or Birmingham in general, contact real estate agent Dianna Howell, a top buyers agent in the Birmingham, Alabama area. 

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Dianna Howell

The Howell Group of Keller Williams in the Birmingham Alabama area

Top Birmingham Real Estate Agent