top tips for cesspit maintenance

Keeping an eye on your cesspit will ensure you spot problems early. It will also also help to keep it working properly and may save you money if problems are tackled before they get bigger.

Cracked walls and punctures can cause external leaks as will an overflowing tank. The symptoms of an overflowing cesspit or septic tank include slow drainage, horrible smells, greener/lusher grass around the system and wastewater backup.

Here are our top tips for cesspit maintenance which should help you keep yours in good working order:

Check the levels of your cesspit and ensure it is emptied frequently. An overflowing cesspit will not only be a smelly problem, it is offence under the Public Health Act (1936) and Water Resources Act (1991). It will also cause a costly mess to clean up. Don’t lift the lift on your cesspit to check the cesspit though, there is an abundance of toxic waste in there so it is better to have a properly fitted and maintained alarm system within it.

Furthermore, be careful what you dispose of within your cesspit. Don’t allow flammable or hazardous liquids to enter the system. In addition, if you’re going to give your cesspit a clean, make sure you use biologically-friendly household products rather than products such as bleach.

You should also avoid flushing or draining any items which will block drains or prevent biological processes taking place. Basically the only thing which should be disposed of within the cesspit is biological waste.

Lastly, don’t allow the area around the manhole cover to become overgrown or obscured. You will need allow easy access for clearances and a blocked manhole cover will also make sorting a problem out harder.

We hope our cesspit top tips for maintenance will help you remain or become cesspit trouble free!

However, if your cesspit needs emptying or has problems, West Wales Waste are a registered and professional liquid waste handler and disposal service. For a free, no obligation fill out our online form here. Alternatively, give us a call on: 01646 629089. 

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