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How to locate your cesspit

That weekend, you had nothing more to do at home. It was supposed to be filled with appointments but before it started, the appointments cancelled themselves because your dermatologist, dentist, and doctor has previous engagements that they completely forgot about. So there you were, unexpectedly stuck at home without anything to do but lounge around and try to get dog to come and play with you. Your dog was way too tired already because the normal 45-minute walk became a two-hour one. It was a good thing that you brought water. Later on while browsing on the web, you decided to read some useful information about things that you wouldn’t normally have the time to read about. So you went to the “How to” sites to find out how to locate your cesspit. It was something that you have always wanted to know about because your workmates always shared stories of negligence and ignorance of their own cesspits that led to big cesspit repairs and replacements.

As you went through the sites, you finally found the proper procedure on how to find your cesspit:

1. Hardware check
You should look for uncovered manhole stakes or openings to find the buried cesspit covers. There are cesspits that have clean-out ports that resemble a pipe of 12 inches in diameter. There are also some with electrical boxes. If you know where to look and what to look for, you could easily determine the location of the cesspit.

2. Landscaping clues
The cesspit should not have any old trees near it. Keep your eyes open for any piles of rock, mound of dirt, raised areas, or dirt depressions. Look at the plants over the cesspit. It will look different from the rest of the yard’s grassy areas. It is soggy, darker, and lush if there is a leak in the system and dry if it is functioning ideally.

3. Metal detector
A metal detector can be used to look for your cesspit. There are cesspits that are made even stronger by concrete. The metal detector will be able to detect the metal under the concrete and answer the question of how to locate your cesspit.

4. Ask the authorities
There is nothing wrong with asking the cesspit pumping expert that handles your system. It is highly possible that that company may have already treated your cesspit if it is already older than 4 years.

5. Sewer lines
Go to the area of your home where your plumbing exits your house. These pipes lead to the cesspit. You can use a rebar rod or a pipe snake to probe around. You should ask someone to listen for the pipe snake’s movement.

6. Mother Nature
When it’s snowing, the snow melts a lot faster over cesspits and soil absorption areas. This is probably because of the accumulated heat. As you know, bacterial activity is high in the cesspit. And the metabolic process produces heat.

You knew that it was a blessing for you to find out the location of your cesspit. Immediately, you printed or what you found out and went outside to see if it was all true. Of course, you were amazed at how quickly you found your cesspit.

When you called your cesspit to confirm what you discovered, he congratulated you and told you that you did well. He made a joke and said that you did well and answered your own question of how to locate your cesspit. He reminded you that you should not walk over the cesspit if it is already about to collapse. Depressions in your yard could indicate this possibility. It was a good time to have your cesspit treated as well. It was the first time the septic expert handled your system. He said that your research saved him time in looking for the cesspit himself. You knew that you could already do come of the light inspections needed and just call the septic expert if there is something you would not be able to handle. What a very fruitful weekend it turned out to be after all.

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