Cesspool Aeration Services

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Cesspool aeration is performed by using air in combination with eco-friendly chemicals in order to restore drainage. Air is pumped through a plastic pipe into the sand at the bottom of the cesspool to aerate the slime and sludge out of the sand. This is so the chemicals can then dissolve it quickly and efficiently. Once complete, the water level in the cesspool will start to drop immediately, which allows for regular use of the cesspool.

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If you require cesspool aeration services, please reach out to us today. Our team will work to make sure your cesspool is in good working order. Get the best the Hamptons have to offer in terms of cesspool services. With our cesspool aeration services and chemical treatments, we will fix your cesspool issues quickly.

Cesspool Aeration FAQs

The function of every cesspool is to collect the solid and liquid waste as it leaves the home and convert it into liquid. Then this new liquid waste is absorbed into the soil that surrounds the cesspool. Cesspools are not equipped to handle any other substances other than water, human waste, and toilet paper. So, anything else you put into the system will likely shorten the lifespan of the cesspool and can cause major issues in the long run. Which makes safe and regular use of the cesspool crucial for any home or business.

Let's take a look at some frequently asked questions about cesspools and cesspool aeration. Get a grasp on these issues so you continue to safely use your septic system.

What is Cesspool Aeration?

When a cesspool is aerated, the cesspool is located and the cover is opened for access to the cesspool. Oftentimes, cesspool aeration is combined with cesspool pumping in order to cover all the bases regarding the septic system. This way no location or pumping will be required in the near future. Ordinarily, cesspool workers will use a pipe that connects to a high-pressure air compressor and drive it into the bottom of the cesspool repeatedly in order to properly churn the soil.

This pipe is usually driven 3 to 4 feet into the bottom of the cesspool. After the aeration is complete, sulfuric acid can be added. This acid will help to clean the bottom of the cesspool.

Can Cesspool Aeration Help?

Here are some ways where our cesspool aeration services will help your septic system:

  • Aeration of the cesspool will immediately increase the performance of your slowly draining cesspool.
  • It is a temporary solution that will extend the life of your cesspool.
  • Cesspool aeration services are an inexpensive solution when compared to replacing the cesspool.
  • Aerating of a cesspool is a green solution, since it only uses air to complete.
  • Any signs from performance problems, like odor and wet areas on the lawn, are eliminated quickly.

What Causes Cesspool Failure

If the wastewater is not able to soak into the soil, then the sewage can back into the septic system. As a result of this, there can be cesspool failure. Either wastewater can be visibly seen as puddles on the ground or the sewage begins to back up into the house. If you notice either of those issues, then your cesspool and septic system is failing and needs immediate attention.

An example of a failing cesspool is if you flush your toilet and the water does not go down the toilet or you hear a gurgling noise. The chances are that the septic system is clogged and no longer accepting water. If there is a clog in your system, then you may even notice that the grass is taller and greener around the cesspool. This is because the waste actually acts as a fertilizer instead of simply draining down the septic system. But to be clear, you do not want it acting as a fertilizer. You want it soaking into the soil and draining properly!

Here are some common causes of cesspool failure

  • Age. A cesspool has a typical lifespan of 15-20. So it might just be old.
  • Extreme water usage.
  • The soil conditions are bad.
  • There is physical damage to the cesspool.
  • Nearby trees have roots blocking your septic system.
  • Abnormally wet weather.
  • The cesspool in place is too small for the house.
  • Vehicles or heavy equipment driving over any area of the septic system causes issues.