Owning a home is a very big responsibility. Of course, you have to consider everything that you need to do to keep it maintained and in peak operation order. Part of this task is to make sure that your cesspit is in tip-top condition. But of course, there will be a time when you just couldn’t help but neglect your cesspit maintenance. When your cesspit systems fail, then it is time to step up to the challenge and have it fixed. So how do you restore cesspit systems using advanced techniques?
Trying to accomplish cesspit restoration is a large task and calls for drastic and calculated maneuvers. First, you have to know the reasons why your cesspit has failed. It is said that organic clogging is the most common and the most difficult cause of cesspit malfunction. This is the slow accumulation of a very impenetrable clogged up layer found in the soil situated outside of the block. This is somewhat like an organic collection of bio-mat in a septic system drain field. To give you a clear picture, bio-mat is referred to as the slimy, dark substance that is formed by the suspended solid materials, organic matter, dead bacteria, bacteria that produce slime, and grease in the effluent.
As a result, the percolation rate decreases, very offensive odors and backups tend to happen, excessive sewage water is present, and more than the usual pumping has to be done. To correct this, aggressive means of treatment should be done. When you talk about the chemical means of restoring cesspools, caustic soda and sulfuric acid are used. But you should be careful when you handle these chemicals because they are extremely corrosive. Let highly trained professionals use them in treating your cesspit. These substances aggressively target the waste products sulfuric acid and the grease caustic soda that are all present in the surrounding soil. This is done through the removal of the sludge and pumping of the cesspit itself. This effectively restores the smooth draining of the cesspit. Then, water refills the cesspit that takes seven to ten days to reach the highest level of operation. The top area of the cesspit at top responds optimally to this treatment. The chemicals have already improved the drainage rate below so the cleaning is much easier.
The next step is adding the 100 percent dry caustic soda. This gets rid of the trapped grease in the area. Then, 98 percent sulfuric acid is added into the cesspit. This takes care of the organic accumulation in the area and gives the highest level of benefit to the cesspit. Every step should be done in chronological order to get the best results. Remember that PPE or personal protective equipment gloves, face mask shield, goggles should be worn in performing the cesspit restoration procedures. It is not just applying heavy pressure in the rinsing of the entire cesspit. It is in the removal of as much gunk and biological waste material first. About 3,000 to 4,000 PSI or pressure per square inch of 25 to 30 gal in one minute should be applied during the rinsing process. All the waste material from the cesspit is collected by a vacuum truck. Take note that is the cesspool block is damaged already the high pressure will most probably chip off some of the portions of the cement, which will accelerate the collapse of the cesspool block.
The cesspit restoration should be done by professionals and should be carefully done so as to extend its lifespan.