Magnum Cesspool Services is committed to reliable and courteous septic assistance for Long Island. We specialize in Cesspool Pumping, Cesspool Installations, Catch Basin Cleaning and High Pressure Jet Vac Service for residential and commercial systems. Towns in which we do our work include Wheatley Heights, Wyandanch and others.
Cesspool Maintenance Plans
A properly maintained septic tank is crucial to its longevity. Your septic system should be kept in good working order through proper periodic maintenance. Speak with Magnum's Cesspool & Rooter Service representative about our regular maintenance plans to ensure your septic system is always functioning optimally. You may also want to learn more about how cesspools work.
- Lines electrically cleaned
- Maintenance programs
- Camera and video inspections
- Cesspools cleaning
- Main or overflow line changes repair
- Complete septic systems installed
- Aeration and chemical treatments
- Dry wells installed
- Septic evaluations
- High pressure jet vac
- Catch basin cleaning
- Sewer jetting
- Septic maintenance
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Our Long Island company serves Northport, Elwood, Commack, Farmingdale, Melville, Plainview, Smithtown, Brentwood, Deer Park, Wheatley Heights, Wyandanch, Hauppauge, Islandia, Cold Spring Harbor, Woodbury, Plainview, Dix Hills and every town in between. As every house and building has some type of cesspool, there is always a need for service. Zip codes we serve include 11798, 11717 and more across western Suffolk and parts of Nassau County.
Although there is no set time frame for a cleaning of a cesspool system, the local Department of Health suggests a servicing every three years. Maintenance is required in order to avoid a clog. Service should be more frequent for an older system. When a cesspool and tank are decades old, go easy on the water. Better to be safe than sorry. Especially where there is no septic tank, which has the function of separating sludge. A sewer jetter may be used if there is a clog. This device applies high-pressure water jet streams to clean out materials which are clogging pipes.
The risks of excessive water
A leaking water pipe underground can attract tree roots. Trees and other plant life will go wherever there is a water source. This is how nature works. Though it may take months for the root to get there, the homeowner cannot see the interaction underground. Eventually the root may disrupt or enter the pipe and cause further damage.
Another area where homeowners should be aware of excess water is above the cesspool itself. If the grass is extra green around this spot, it's easy to just think that the grass is doing well. But unfortunately, this is a sign that the cesspool is overflowing or that water has made its way there from other sources. A cesspool should never be beneath a concave terrain.
Be mindful of water usage in your home, especially if there are more people living there than normal. Go easy on the toilet and shower, as this is how most of the water is generated.
Understanding the Delicate Balance of a Cesspool
Just like an ecosystem, the water and bacteria in a cesspool need to maintain a careful balance. This is why you should be mindful of what, if any, chemicals are directed into the system that could disrupt healthy bacteria. Just because it's called "bacteria," doesn't mean it's harmful. Bacteria in the septic tank and cesspool system is necessary to break down waste. Bleach in particular is something to minimize, especially if you use bleach for laundry or cleaning the bathroom. It will kill the bacteria. Remember, the only substances that should be flushed down the toilet pipes are water, human waste and toilet tissue. If you still want to use a liquid similar to bleach, read about baking soda or lemon juice as alternatives.