Hampton Bays Cesspool Service
Your cesspool works hard, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In order to ensure that it continues to run smoothly, maintaining your cesspool is paramount; however, many homeowners neglect their cesspool, which can cause it to fail and backup.
In order to avoid a seriously gross, mess and expensive mess, you want to make sure that you take proper care of your cesspool. Here’s a look at some simple ways that you can properly maintain your cesspool.
Have a Yearly Inspection
Once a year, have your cesspool inspected. A professional will be able to spot any issues that may be developing and will be able to correct those issues, thereby avoiding failure and backup.
Cesspools should be pumped every three to five years. Don’t wait until an issue arises to have it pumped. Routine pumping will help to prevent a failure with the system. If you aren’t sure when the last time you had it pumped, make arrangements to do so as soon as possible; your cesspool could be living on borrowed time.
The less wastewater you put into your cesspool, the less strain there will be on it. Reducing the amount of water that you use can extend the life of the drain field and reduce the chances of failure and backup.
Don’t Put Dangerous Items into Your Cesspool
Cesspools are designed to process organic waste. Dumping inorganic waste into it can cause major issues. Avoid putting the following items into your cesspool:
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Paper Towels
- Fats and Grease
- Coffee Grounds
- Egg Shells
- Cigarette Filters
- Motor Oil
Keep the Drain Field Free of Traffic
Don’t allow any vehicles or other heavy items on the drain field. The pressure from the weight can compact the soil, which can do damage to the system. Additionally, you should avoid planting a garden or building any structures over the drain field, as they can also damage the system.
Avoid Using a Garbage Disposal
A garbage disposal may be convenient, but it can damage your cesspool, which is a major inconvenience. A garbage disposal will put grease and solids into the tank, which can cause failure and a backup.
Cover it with Grass
The best material to cover a cesspool with is grass, as it allows oxygen to get into the soil, which helps to breakdown waste. Avoid covering the tank with concrete, asphalt or plastic, as these materials will prevent oxygen from getting into the system.
Your cesspool does a very important job for your home, which is why you need to take good care of it. If you live in the Hampton Bays area and you are looking for cesspool maintenance, contact Squires and Pierson and Sons. We are conveniently located near all points of interest in Hampton Bays, including the Ponquogue Bridge and the Shinnecock Bay.
"We have been using Squires and Pierson and Sons to maintain our cesspool since we moved to Hampton Bays. They offer exceptional service at affordable prices, and they are always there when we need them."