Do you have a cesspool waste system for your home? Are you considering switching to a septic system? It can be overwhelming when deciding which waste system is best for your home, so let’s go over your options.
Should You Replace Your Cesspool with a Septic System?
Before we explore the possibilities of replacing your cesspool with a septic system, let’s go over the differences between each.
A Cesspool System
Like a septic tank, a cesspool is designed to hold sewage for a home. Cesspools, sometimes called leaching pools, are pits with concrete or cement walls. The wastewater from a house flows into the cesspool and slowly drains into the soil surrounding the walls.
A Septic System
The main difference between a septic tank and a cesspool is that a septic tank is designed to hold wastewater until it is pumped, unlike a cesspool that slowly drains. Septic tanks require less maintenance than a cesspool since they are a holding system whereas a cesspool has constant drainage. A septic tank will need to be pumped regularly but are recommended over a cesspool, especially for larger or more crowded homes.
How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Cesspool with a Septic Tank?
Depending on the size of your home and the number of people living in it, a septic tank replacement can run you anywhere between $4,000 to $6,000 or more for a larger home.
What Maintenance is Required for a Septic Tank?
Septic tanks need to be pumped every three to five years, but a yearly inspection should be done to ensure your system is functioning properly. A neglected septic system could overflow, causing costly and dangerous messes that could impact your entire property. At Affordable Pumping Services, we have over 18 years of experience maintaining septic systems, so call us with all your cesspool and septic tank questions today.