The Cesspool is essentially a kind combined septic tank/drain field. The basic functional principles of septic systems apply to cesspools. As with septic tanks the solid materials settle to the bottom of the cesspool, and are digested by anaerobic bacteria. The cesspool, a hole (well), which is usually lined with stone, brick, or masonry blocks, has openings that allow the water (effluent) to filter out of the cesspool into the surrounding soil.

The Major Problem with Cesspools

is that over time, greases, oils, soap scum, small solid particles (gunk) build up on the walls of the cesspools. These layers of scum buildup prevent the water from filtering through the walls of the cesspool at the normal rate. As a result, the cesspool starts to fill up with water. When the cesspool fills up with water, it must be pumped out to avoid backups into the household.

Without corrective action, the build up of scum on the cesspool walls will continue, increasingly requiring more frequent pump outs. In extreme cases the walls of cesspools do not allow water to pass through at all. The cesspool has essentially become a holding tank, requiring pumping every two to three months, because the cesspool is not draining, and needs to be emptied of water frequently.

Septic-Free Regular eliminates pump outs and prevents problems from developing in cesspools, the same as it does in septic systems.

Septic-Free F1 Super Strength unclogs cesspools, the same as it does for drain fields in septic systems.