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Top Reasons Why Emergency Long Island Cesspool Service is Needed

If you’re looking for a Long Island cesspool company, whether it’s because you need basic septic tank service Long Island, or because you need a Long Island cesspool installation, there’s no doubt that you’re going to want to have the most reputable professionals on the job. Antorino & Sons, a premier Long Island septic tank service, has been keeping the drains of Nassau and Suffolk County residents running smoothly for years. Offering fast, efficient, and affordable service, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that can beat the pros at Antorino & Sons!

When you flush your toilet, take a shower, wash your laundry, run the dishwasher, or do anything else that involves water in your house, you probably don’t think much about it. It just disappears down a drain, as if by magic, never to be seen again.

Well, it’s not magic that’s at work; it’s your septic system. And unfortunately, there’s a very real possibility that you will see the wastewater you flushed again. But why? Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of cesspool overflow.

Failure to Maintain

A cesspool is a working system with several components, just like any other system within your home. Therefore, it needs to be maintained. If you fail to maintain your cesspool, the chances of seeing the murky water you flush down your drains dramatically increases.

To decrease the risk of an overflow, it’s extremely important that you have regular Long Island cesspool service completed by a professional. You should plan to have inspections done on a yearly basis, and most experts recommend having the system pumped every three to five years.

Mindless Flushing

Another major cause of cesspool overflows is mindless flushing. If you’re putting things down your drains that your septic tank isn’t meant to process, chances are that you’re going to have a serious problem on your hands.

Things like cotton swabs, feminine hygiene products, chemicals, paint, grease, large pieces of food and other inorganic items should never be flushed down toilets or drains. A cesspool is only supposed to process organic material that can be broken down by the naturally occurring bacterium. If you’re putting items in the system that can’t be broken down, you’re bound to have a backup; not to mention the fact that you’re increasing the chances of a clog, which can also lead to an overflow that may require more than a pumping, but might necessitate an entirely new system.

Off-Balance Bacteria

Naturally occurring bacteria reside inside your cesspool. They are responsible for breaking down the organic matter that you flush down your toilets and drains. Unfortunately, however, those organisms can be thrown off-balance; either because you’re putting things down your drains that kill the bacterium or as a result of environmental issues.

If there aren’t enough bacteria in your cesspool, the waste won’t break down, which can eventually lead to an overflow.

Too Much Flushing

Flushing harmful items down your toilets and drains can certainly increase the chances of a cesspool overflow; however, even if you are mindful of what you’re putting in your cesspool, you could still encounter problems if you’re flushing too much.

Though a septic tank can accommodate a good bit of waste, there’s only so much that it can hold. If you’ve exceeded the maximum amount and the tank is full, wastewater won’t have anywhere else to go but back out of your drains.

If you’re using an excessive amount of water, don’t be surprised if you have an overflow. To avoid issues, don’t wash bulk amounts of laundry in one day, and steer clear of running several things appliances that use running water at the same time; your dishwasher, washing machine, shower, and sinks, for example.

Keep Your Wastewater Out of Sight: Schedule Routine Maintenance with Antorino & Sons

If you want to avoid a septic system overflow, maintaining your system is an absolute must. Antorino & Sons, a leading Long Island cesspool installation company, will thoroughly maintain your system and keep things running smoothly. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about their services, call 631.421.1232 today! A friendly and knowledgeable associate will be more than happy to assist you!