Sag Harbor Cesspool Service
A cesspool doesn’t require a lot of maintenance; however, that doesn’t mean that it is completely maintenance-free. Taking proper care of your cesspool is so important. If it is not properly cared for, the system could fail, which could lead to a backup – and that is a complete nightmare. In order to ensure that your cesspool stays in great shape and avoid costly and dangerous damage, keep the following tips in mind.
Watch Your Water Use
Using too much water can cause your cesspool to backup. Cesspools are only meant to hold a certain amount of water, and if you exceed that amount, the system will fail. Limit how much water you use by taking shorter showers, only running the washing machine when there is a full load and not running the water while you are washing dishes.
Don’t Use A Lot of Household Chemicals
A normal amount of household chemicals, such as detergent, cleansers and bleach, won’t upset your cesspool; however, if you use too much, you could damage the system which will require emergency septic service. High levels of household chemicals can damage the system and upset the important bacterial levels, which could lead to a backup. If your cesspool is damaged enough, installation of a new one would be required.
Don’t Dump Solid Waste
Never, under any circumstances, should you dump solid wastes into your drains or your toilets. A cesspool cannot break them down and they can do extensive damage and eventually cause a backup. Throwing the wrong things in your toilet may require a septic system repair because it will be backed up. Solid wastes that you should avoid putting in your drains and toilets include:
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Paper Towels
- Fats and Grease
- Coffee Grounds
- Egg Shells
- Cigarette Filters
- Motor Oil
Use High-Quality Toilet Tissue
Make sure you use a high-quality toilet tissue that breaks up easily when it is wet, as it will be easier for your cesspool to process. To determine if your toilet tissue is safe for your cesspool, wad a handful up and place it into a bowl of water and mix it around. If it easily breaks up in the bowl, it will easily breakup in your cesspool.
Have it Pumped
Don’t wait until it’s too late and your cesspool is already overflowing to have it pumped. Most units need cesspool pumping every three to five years. Doing so will rid the system of the waste that has accumulated in it and will prevent a backup or failure. If you aren’t sure when the last time was that your cesspool was pumped, you should make arrangements to have it pumped as soon as possible. Failure to keep up with regular maintenance of your unit may cause damage. You may need to consider cesspool installation if your previous one was not maintained well enough.
Your cesspool is one of the most important systems in your home. Treat it properly and you won’t have to deal with any major disasters. If you are in need of cesspool maintenances, contact Squires and Pierson and Sons! We are conveniently located in Sag Harbor, which is home to the Old Whaler’s Church and the Umbrella House, the oldest house in town.
"When our cesspool started backing up, we contacted Squires and Pierson and Sons. They sent one of their friendly and knowledgeable professionals out right away and the issue was taken care of in no time. We highly recommend them!"