East Hampton Cesspool Service
One of the most important things you can do for your home is take proper care of its cesspool. Part of routine maintenance is having the tank pumped every few years. When the tank becomes full, it will eventually backup, causing a seriously dangerous and disgusting mess. If dealing with a backed up cesspool isn’t something that you want to contend with, it’s important to be aware of the signs that indicate the system needs to be pumped.
Here’s a look at some of the telltale signs that it’s time to have your cesspool pumped.
If your sinks or toilets seem to be taking a long time to drain, it could be because your cesspool is reaching capacity. Once the cesspool is close to being full, it will take longer for water to drain into it. If you notice your drains or toilets are taking a long time to drain, even after you have tried plunging them or using drain cleaners, you should call a professional to have your cesspool pumped.
Another telltale sign that a cesspool has reached capacity and needs to be pumped is the appearance of foul odors. The smell is unmistakable. You will first notice it in the vicinity of the cesspool; however, the odor will eventually come into your home, as it pushes up through the toilets and drains. If you notice the smell of sewage, it is definitely time to have your cesspool pumped.
Water on the Lawn
If you see a pool of water developing on your lawn near the cesspool and it hasn’t rained, you need to have the tank pumped as soon as possible. When the tank reaches capacity, the water has nowhere else to go but up and out, and it will collect and cause a pool in the area that surrounds it.
If your grass seems unusually green in the area around your cesspool, it’s time for a professional pumping. The sewage that seeps out of a full cesspool will fertilize the lawn, which will make it appear very green and lush. While you may like the idea of having a green lawn, you certainly won’t like it when it is eventually covered in brown sludge.
Sewage is one of the most obvious signs that your cesspool needs to be pumped. Once the tank is full, the waste has nowhere else to go and it will eventually flow back through the pipes and out into your drains and toilets. At the first sign of sewage backup, call a professional to have your cesspool pumped. At Squires and Pierson and Sons, our professionals are well-versed in cesspool pumping. If you notice any of these issues, contact us as soon as possible and we will immediately send one of our associates out to pump your tank. We are conveniently located in East Hampton, which is home to the lavish Maidstone Club and the famed Pollock-Krasner house.
"When I saw water pooling on my lawn, I was horrified because I knew it meant that my cesspool was overflowing. I called Squires and Pierson and Sons and they had a truck out to my house in a matter of minutes. They pumped the tank and helped me avoid a huge nightmare. I would definitely recommend them."