Cesspool Odors

Cesspool odors affect millions of Americans on a daily basis. Over 25% of U.S. homeowners rely on onsite waste water treatment systems as their primary source for disposing of wastewater generated by the home.
Cesspools and cesspits are some of the most dependable and efficient systems in the industry. Concrete sleeves are typically placed in a vertical upright position over a bed of gravel forming the cesspool or cesspit. The cesspool acts as a waste water receptacle much like a drain field. Waste water is directed into the cesspool where it will leach into the soil bed. Effluent or waste water will then be filtered by the soil and returned to the water table.
Cesspool odors can arise when bacterial counts are low or the system is over used and requires a pump out. Like any other septic system regular pumping and cesspool maintenance treatments are required to prevent clogging and cesspool odors. The maintenance treatment should include beneficial bacteria additives that are introduced into the cesspool monthly. Bacteria additives speed up the decomposition process and quickly reduce septic odors from emanating.
When a system exhibits cesspool odors act immediately since these odors are a direct indication that there is a potential problem occurring within the system.

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