Cesspool treatments are essential to any homeowners utilizing an onsite cesspool or cesspit as their primary waste water treatment system. With millions of Americans living in rural areas of the country far from municipal sewer hookup, cesspools, cesspits and septic tanks are essential to the treatment of waste water generated by the home.
Cesspools or more commonly known as cesspit will typically last longer than their design was intended. If a cesspit is well constructed and treated on a regular basis, the systems can last 50 years plus.
Cesspools and cesspits are usually constructed of concrete rings in a manufacturing facility and then assembled together onsite. The concrete rings are usually 4 feet wide and 3 feet high. The rings are stacked one on top of the other to form a deep pit “cesspool”.
The key to maintaining a health cesspool is treating the system on a regular basis with beneficial bacteria. Cesspool maintenance treatments will assist the system in the digestion of solid waste that can cause a buildup in bio mat clogging the system reducing its leaching ability.
Pumping a cesspool on regular intervals can reduce the amount of solid buildup created by over use of the system. Cesspool systems should be pump every 3 to 5 years depending on the use.