When your home isn’t connected to your city’s sewage system, then you most likely have a cesspool or a septic tank for your sewage needs. But what’s the difference? Dan’s Sewer in Bloomingburg, NY provides cesspool and septic tank maintenance, grease trap cleaning, and cesspool and septic tank pumping services for clients in Sullivan, Orange, and Ulster Counties. They want you to know the difference between a septic tank and a cesspool, as well as how to maintain each one.
A septic tank is connected to your home by a drain pipe. The tank is partially or completely underground, and is used to collect human organic waste. When the sewage from your home enters the tank, any inorganic waste—called sludge—settles to the bottom. The organic waste floats to the top, and bacteria in the tank converts it to a liquid known as “scum,” which stays at the top of the tank.
The clear water between the scum and sludge layers overflows into the soil absorption area outside your tank. The professionals at Dan’s Sewer provide septic tank pumping services and recommend pumping your septic tank on a regular schedule based on the size of your tank and the number of people in your household.
A cesspool—which is also used to collect sewage from your home—is a large pit in the ground that is lined with bricks or concrete blocks and covered with a hatch or a concrete slab. Solid waste that enters the cesspool settles at the bottom and liquid is filtered through the bricks and absorbed into the ground underneath. Your cesspool requires cleaning by a professional because the waste material in it may contain dangerous fumes. Dan’s Sewer also provides expert cesspool cleaning to keep it in optimal working condition.
When it comes to your septic tank and cesspool services provider, you need a reliable company with the expertise to keep everything running smoothly. Call Dan’s Sewer at (845) 733-4040 to schedule your next septic pumping appointment, or visit them online to learn more about their water jetting and snaking services.