Bridgehampton Cesspool Service

Bridgehampton Cesspool Service

A cesspool is a closed reservoir that is submerged in the ground and collects wastewater from your home. Since it doesn’t have an outlet pipe, it cannot empty itself, which means that you, the homeowner will have to have it emptied. The average cesspool needs to be drained by a professional every three to five years. In between pumping, you also need to take proper care of your cesspool to ensure that issues don’t arise. Without proper care, you could be dealing with a seriously disgusting, dangerous and expensive mess.

Here’s a look at some of the reasons why your cesspool can fail and backup.

Excessive Use of Water

One of the biggest reasons cesspools fail and backup is excessive use of water. If it is overloaded with more water than it can handle, the water will backup into the area surrounding it, and into your home. If too many people are using water at the same time – you’re washing laundry while someone is doing the dishes and someone else is taking the shower – your cesspool may not be able to hold all of the water, which will cause it to fail.

Flushing Solid Waste

Cesspools are designed to handle organic waste. When solid, inorganic waste is flushed down a toilet, it can lead to a cesspool failure. Feminine hygiene products, diapers, baby wipes, cotton swabs and cigarette butts are just a few of the items that people often flush down their toilets, and it’s a big no-no. Flush these, or other solid, inorganic items down your toilet and you will have a huge problem on your hands.

Tree Roots

Tree root intrusion is another reason why cesspools fail. As the roots grow, they can push through the cesspool and break it. To avoid a tree root intrusion, avoid planting trees anywhere near your cesspool. If there is already a tree planted near the tank, you should seriously consider having it removed before the roots become a problem.

Harsh Chemicals

Flushing too many harsh chemicals down your drains and toilets can also lead to cesspool failure. Many cleansers contain harsh chemicals that can damage the cesspool. They can cause the pipes and the tank itself to deteriorate, which can cause a backup. Make sure you read the labels of the products that you use to ensure that they are safe for your cesspool.

Using a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals can be handy devices; however, they can wreck havoc on a cesspool. The garbage disposal may not fully breakdown items and can overload the cesspool, which can lead to a backup.

If you are experiencing any issues with your cesspool, contact Squired and Pierson and Sons as soon as possible. With offices conveniently located near all points of interest in Bridgehampton, including the iconic Beebe Windmill, one of our friendly professionals will be happy to assist you with any and all of your cesspool problems.


"A tree root grew right through my cesspool, which cause a major backup and a serious mess. My friend suggested I call Squired and Pierson and Sons, and I am really glad I did. They repaired the cesspool in no time! I would recommend them to anyone!"

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