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James Ashland
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“E-Z Cesspool saved my bathroom and me a lot of money. They came on an emergency call, were priced right, and did a very professional job. Walter walked me through the entire process and I could not be happier. Thanks again. ”
Brian Kacerow
Brian Kacerow
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"Walter and John are awesome! Totally nice guys, do great work, dependable, and respond to emergencies in minutes not hours or days."
Maria Concrete
Maria Concrete
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"I used EZ Cesspool initially to pump my cesspool & then at a later date to install a new system and the service & qualiy was amazing !! From start to finish it was an amazing experience !!!!!"
Timothy Rizzo
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"Quick response, extremely knowledgeable and professional. Definitely the people you want to call."

Septic Tank Safety: What Cleaning Products Are Considered Harmful

Cesspool Maintenance: Harmful Cleaning Products?

Your Long Island Ridge,NY cesspool and septic tank should always be in proper working order. It is very important that you practice basic cesspool maintenance. The septic tank especially needs to be taken care of properly. The wastewater from your home needs to flow into your tank easily.

Although cesspools can withstand a lot of chemical corrosion, not everything that gets mixed into it is a safe bet. It is truly important to know how chemicals affect your waste management. Everyday household products ultimately make their way into the cesspool and septic system.

What are the effects of chemicals on cesspools?

A lot of damage can be caused to your septic tank by chemicals that reach it. There is a high cost associated with septic system repairs. Keeping an eye on what enters your septic tank will help you avoid such a costly situation. Approximately 100 chemicals are present in a septic tank.

Most of these chemicals are derived from household cleaning products that are not properly disposed of after they are used. The septic system is definitely going to be adversely affected by certain products that contain harmful toxins. Due to this fact, it is important that harmful chemicals should not be poured down the drain in large volumes.

You will contaminate the beneficial bacteria in your septic tank through this action. Depending on the extent of the damage to your septic tank, you may need to pay for cesspool pumping or a new cesspool installation.

What types of products should be avoided in terms of the use of this product?

It is estimated that the average household uses between three and five gallons of cleaning products each year, and some of these products can be harmful to the health of the individual. In the event that these types of products manage to reach your septic tank, you might have to deal with some serious problems. In my opinion, there are several eco-friendly ways to dispose of these products, but it is more important that we refrain from putting harmful products in the environment in the first place. In order to avoid the use of some of the more dangerous products, you should take care to avoid using the following products:

  • Fuels
  • Motor oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Solvent-based lubricants
  • Pesticides
  • Lawn care products

The best way to avoid paying for costly cesspool repair services in the future is to avoid throwing these items down your sink drain if you want to save money in the future. You can rely on EZ Cesspool to maintain your septic tank so that it runs efficiently and safely, so contact them today to schedule an inspection of your tank.

In terms of safety, what do we mean by that?

The best way to keep your sink unclogged in the kitchen is to use products that are safe to pour down the drain and won’t clog the drain. The performance of a septic tank is usually unaffected by ammonia, bleach, and laundry detergents. It is during the process of reaching the tank that these products are diluted. There are also many cleaners that are suitable for use in septic tanks, such as disinfectants, bathroom cleaners, and pine cleaners.

If you need cleaning products or tank maintenance, please do not hesitate to contact us at any timeonium compounds like alkyl dimethyl or benzyl ammonium chloride. Products like these are safe for septic tanks and groundwater. Before disposal, you should obviously read the directions on the label.

We offer a wide range of cleaning products and tank maintenance services so you can get in touch with us at any timetateShort cares about the safety of your home and your loved ones. By following the above advice, you could not only save a lot of money on septic tank and cesspool repairs, but you can keep your home environmentally friendly! It would be our pleasure to assist you should you have any questions about please feel free to contact us at any time if you need cleaning products or tank maintenance. At EZ Cesspool we offer 24 hour emergency service throughout Suffolk County.

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EZ Cesspool's Services

  • Long Island Cesspool Installation
  • Residential & Commercial Inspections
  • Cesspool & Septic Maintenance
  • Emergency Service – Call EZ!

EZ's Cesspool Tips

  • Ensure the accessibility of the septic tank covering, for future pumps and maintenance inspections.
  • Consider promoting your cesspool system to a septic system, if possible.
  • Do not use your water needlessly or excessively.
  • Beware what is going in your grease trap
  • Schedule routine cesspool treatment & pumping
  • Add chemical additives & liquid enzymes (e.g. Rid-X)
  • Don’t pour grease or solvents into the system.
  • Avoid frequent, long showers or baths.
  • Make sure all water flows away from the disposal field – including deflection of surface water, roof drains and sump pumps.

Some information about Ridge, NY

Ridge is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 13,336 at the 2010 census.

In 1693, William “Tangier” Smith, who owned a homestead in Setauket, was allowed to purchase a large tract of land on the South Shore of Long Island in recognition of his being mayor of Tangier in Africa. The land, called St. George’s Manor, stretched from the Carmans River (then called the Connecticut River) in the west to the edge of of Southampton in the east with a northern border around present-day New York State Route 25, as much as 81,000 acres (330 km2) of land. He made his manor seat on the South Shore in present-day Mastic, and the northern part, now the south side of Ridge, was called “The Swamp” or “Longswamp”. A house wasn’t built at Longswamp until after the American Revolution. In 1817, William Sydney Smith inhabited the house and changed the name to Longwood.

In 1955, what then remained of William Smith’s original manor was primarily located in Ridge and was surrounded by the world growing up around it, in the form of the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the surrounding areas becoming increasingly populated. Longwood’s 750 acres (300 ha) fell into the hands of Elbert Clayton Smith, who immediately moved his family from California to live there. He seems to have been very generous to his new community; his donations included 51 acres (21 ha) to the school board for the construction of Longwood High School and 6 acres (2.4 ha) to Middle Island Presbyterian Church. In 1967, Elbert Smith died, and the Longwood Estate was carved into housing developments and nearly destroyed until enough noise was made about preservation to have the house and 35 acres (14 ha) of land given to the Town of Brookhaven in 1974. The Smith Estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

In 1738, northern Ridge was settled by widower Samuel Randall of North Stonington, Connecticut; his only son Stephen Randall and his descendants farmed a 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) plot of ground that Samuel had always referred to as “the Ridge” based on the geographical terrain. First called “Randallville”, Ridge was the name selected by its residents for postal delivery and remains the name for this hamlet to this day. The Randall burial plot near the William Floyd Parkway includes the grave of Lt. Stephen Randall (1736-1818), patriot of the American Revolution and a Suffolk County Militia veteran of the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, as part of a company of Suffolk County Minutemen commanded by Captain Daniel Mulford. Graves of Randall’s wife Elizabeth Swezey (1747-1834) and several descendants are also within the plot.

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How do I know if my cesspool needs to be pumped?


The need to pump out a cesspool can be indicated by several warning signs. There is a possibility of slow drains, clogged drains, or loud gurgling sounds coming from the drains in the house. Sewage backups can bring pungent odors into your home, causing health risks, and if ignored, can result in sludge overflowing and damaging your property. It is also possible for standing water to form above the tank, along with odors that indicate immediate action is necessary.


How often should a cesspool be pumped out?


Cesspools should be pumped every 2-5 years as a general rule. Frequency will depend on usage, but mostly on the number of people in the household. You can have the tank pumped by a professional who can inspect it and advise you when and how often to do so. To avoid sewage backing up into the house, your cesspool needs to be maintained properly to avoid overload.


How much does it cost to pump a cesspool?


Cesspool pumping costs vary according to the size and condition of the tank. In general, the cost of pumping a regularly maintained cesspool ranges from $200 to 600 dollars. Depending on the company, you might be charged by the gallon, or a fixed price. It could cost thousands of dollars to replace a cesspool if it’s left for too long, so make sure to maintain your cesspool regularly.


How do I know if my cesspool needs to be pumped?


The need to pump out a cesspool can be indicated by several warning signs. There is a possibility of slow drains, clogged drains, or loud gurgling sounds coming from the drains in the house. Sewage backups can bring pungent odors into your home, causing health risks, and if ignored, can result in sludge overflowing and damaging your property. It is also possible for standing water to form above the tank, along with odors that indicate immediate action is necessary.


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