Southampton Cesspool Service

Southampton Cesspool Service

Your cesspool: It’s not a very desirable topic of conversation, but nevertheless, it is something that needs to be talked about. It’s one of the most important components of your home. Every time you flush your toilet or turn on your sink, your cesspool is hard at work filtering water and waste. Over time, it can become clogged, which can lead to a big, smelly mess.

Are you wondering if your cesspool needs to be pumped? Here’s a look at some surefire signs that indicate it is time to call a professional.

A Foul Smell

The smell that an overflowing cesspool puts off is unmistakable. It’s a pungent odor that reeks of raw sewage. If you notice this smell outside your home or in, it is definitely time to have your cesspool pumped.

Pooling Water

If you notice a pool of water in your lawn and it hasn’t been raining, there’s a pretty good chance that your cesspool is backed up. When your cesspool reaches its maximum capacity, solid waste can clog up the pipes and the drain field, forcing liquid to the surface of the tank. Cesspool maintenance is required once water starts to pool in your lawn around the drain field. It is a definite sign that you need to have your cesspool pumped.

A Super Green Lawn

A lush green lawn is the desire of most homeowners; however, it’s not desirable when it is located in the area surrounding your cesspool. As sewage starts to back up, it will fertilize the lawn, which will make it thicker and greener.

Slow Drains and Toilets

If your drains and toilets are slow to empty, it could be because your cesspool has reached its capacity. Septic system repair is required to rectify the problem. When the cesspool has too much in it, it will take more time for water and waste to empty into it, which leads to slow drains and toilets.

Sewage Backup

This is one of the most obvious signs that your unit is full and need cesspool pumping, and one of the grossest, too. When the cesspool is full, sewage can backup into your drains and toilets. Why does it happen? – Because the sewage literally has nowhere else to go. Since the toilets and drains are directly linked to the cesspool, the sewage will pour back into them when the tank is full. Once you’re aware of sewage backup, it is time for an emergency septic service. Sewage backup will occur in the sinks and drains on the lowest levels of your house first, such as the basement or the first floor; however, if left untreated, it will eventually back up into toilets and drains in the higher levels, too. Once this happens, you may need to consider cesspool installation.

If you notice any of these signs and you live in the Southampton area, contact Squires and Pierson and Sons today! Our office is conveniently located near the Meadow Club of Southampton and Southampton Hospital. One of our friendly and knowledgeable professionals will be happy to assist you.


"When I noticed a foul odor and pooling water in my lawn, I knew that I needed to have my cesspool pumped. I called Squires and Pierson and Sons and they had a truck to my house in no time. They were very friendly and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend them."