Cesspool Preventive Maintenance

People these days are starting to appreciate healthy living already. More and more consumers buy organic products to stay away from chemicals that could cause various diseases. They even do their best to stay away from drinking, prohibited drugs, fatty foods, and staying up late. Instead, they are already more into a lot of exercise and balanced diet. There are no more excuses if you want to prevent diseases from taking over your life.

The same thought of prevention is applicable to every other aspect of your life. If you want to stay away from power interruptions, you purchase a generator. If you want to make sure that your child has a good future, you buy an educational plan. If you want to fight diseases, you have vaccines. If you want to have a secure house, you install a security system.

Many homeowners usually have a hard time keeping good cesspool preventive maintenance. Time and money constraints are the usual reasons why they cannot keep the schedules. Some just want to save money. But when the cesspool fails, they get to spend even more that what they could’ve spent if they had regular maintenance and care.

If the cesspool undergoes a regular maintenance treatment, then household will be safe from pathogens, disarming cesspool odors, and backing up of raw sewage. The cesspool itself will be able to reach its maximum lifespan and the homeowner will avoid having to spend up to 30,000 USD worth of cesspool repairs or replacement.

Usually, homeowners do not subject their cesspools to preventive maintenance unless there is really something obviously wrong with them already. It is also common for homeowners to depend on additives to “cure” their cesspools. They see these additives as the complete solution for their cesspool so they don’t bother to have it pumped out anymore. Preventive maintenance of cesspools can be done through the following:

1. Suggestions
Here are some useful suggestions that you should take note of in the preventive maintenance of your cesspool:
a. A schedule must be maintained
b. Do not dump non-biodegradable materials, grease, scrapings, fats, napkins, cat litter, paint, paper, and napkins into the system.
c. Damaged components should be repaired or replaced.
d. Harsh drain cleaners should not be used.
e. Color safe oxygen bleaches should be used instead of chlorine bleach.

2. Inspections
During yearly inspections, your septic expert will take note of the following:
a. Trees or woody shrubs that are planted over the cesspool
b. Pooling of sewage, wafting of septic odors, and soggy grass
c. The depth of the sludge in the cesspool that should be normal
d. Components that are damaged inside the cesspool
e. Compaction of the soil absorption system brought by the heavy weight of vehicles

3. Treatments
Treatments that should be done to the cesspool are:
a. Pumping out on a regular basis
b. Porosity restorer treatment
c. Activator treatment to restore the ideal number of bacteria
d. Septic maintainer treatment to protect the drains, eliminate the cesspool odors, and enhance the digestion of detergents, grease, and paper

When homeowners start to think about what they have to do to comply with the cesspool preventive maintenance, oftentimes, they get overwhelmed. As a result, they just look for any cesspool product that promises to eliminate any form of maintenance including pumping out. This usually brings about a failed system because the additives purchased are used excessively for long periods of time. In the end, the homeowner spends more to restore or replace the cesspool.
Remember that the cesspool is your responsibility. It should receive the same amount of care that any appliance or vehicle within your premises. It is in fact the most important among the properties that you have because with the cesspool, you and your family are kept safe from diseases and the environment is not affected by contamination. If you want to have this kind of life in the home that you have right now, coordinate and cooperate with your septic expert and perform proper cesspool preventive maintenance.

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