We Service Cesspools on Long Island
CDM Cesspool Services provides septic and cesspool service for all of Suffolk County in New York. We have 17 years of experience in septic system cleaning, pumping & repair and cesspool service on Long Island.
Our professionals can help you to:
- Install, pump and clean cesspools
and septic tanks
- Install, treat and repair dry
- Clean plumbing drains and sewers
- Repair broken septic tank lines
- Repair cesspool cave-ins
- Aerate and chemically treat your
septic tank system
CDM Cesspool Service is a family
owned and operated local business
with seven offices across Long Island.
We have been operating in Suffolk County for over 17 years. We are licensed,
bonded and insured.
Emergency services are available
seven days a week. We provide free
estimates and low prices. We guarantee
our unique Drainage Restoration Services,
called hydrojetting, and
we will put it in writing.
The cesspool is one part of your
septic system. The cesspool is the
area that provides soil absorption.
Waste flows out of you home through
septic tank lines and enters near
the top of the septic tank. When your
septic tank is working properly the
organic solids float to the top of
the tank and inorganic
solids sink to the bottom. The bacteria
in your septic tank then convert the
solids to a liquid form. Sludge forms
from the organic solids and then settles
to the bottom of the tank. When this
works properly the septic tank's liquid
to flows freely into the cesspool.
For more detail please visit our website.
You can find answers to specific questions
in our Cesspool
101 page on the CDM Cesspool Services
website. For example, some people
are concerned when they see the grass
is greener over the septic tank and
cesspool. This is not a problem unless
the surface of the ground is wet.
If it is wet, you should fence it
off and call a professional to evaluate
The main reason that cesspools fail
is that solids build up. This can
be corrected by pumping your septic
tank every three years as a preventive
measure. Your cesspool should be serviced
at the same time.
If the cesspool fails there are really
only two things you can do to correct it:
Hydrojetting This is the best option because water is used directly to restore the drainage in the cesspool. A plastic pipe pumps water and sulfuric acid into the bottom of cesspool. The advantage of this method is that the chemical breaks up the slime and sludge more quickly and efficiently.
Aerating the cesspool Sulfuric acid is used to restore the cesspool drainage. This chemical is legal and safe for the environment. It is necessary to use it because the bacterial/enzyme count was too low.
Another major method that we use
to treat cesspools is the use of bacteria
and enzyme treatments. However, if
your washing machine empties into
the septic system this method is not
advised. Soaps and bleach from the
washing machine would kill the bacteria
and make this treatment ineffective.
Some other helpful septic
We are one of the leading Long Island
septic tank services, and we are dedicated
to helping our customers understand
their septic system maintenance needs.
Here are a few references from various
The Wikipedia is something many people
turn to on the web to find out basic
information including like homes,
home improvement, plumbing, landscaping,
cesspools and other topics related
to septic systems. Their page on the
offers good background information.
doubt Long Island is very dependent
on its groundwater resources for the
health of everyone who lives and works
here. Recently Newsday covered the
topic of sewers on Long Island with
the headline "In Suffolk, sewer is
no longer a dirty
word and it called attention to
the impact on economic development
on Long Island.
Services Offered by CDM
We serve residents of Suffolk County,
New York. We have 7 locations to ensure
prompt service: Mount Sinai NY, 631-4741261;
Quogue NY, 631-653-8393; Sayville
NY, 631-589-9399; Shirley NY, 631-399-6227;
Smithtown NY, 631-360-9001; Southampton
NY, 631-283-4337; and West Hampton
We install, repair, clean and maintain
septic tanks and cesspools. We offer
the following services targeted to
- Electronically locating cesspools
- Aerating the cesspool
- Applying bacteria and enzyme treatments
to the cesspool
- Repairing cesspool cave-ins and
installing a new septic system
Frequently Asked Questions
About Onsite Wastewater Treatment
have heard that it is important to
pump my septic tank every few years.
How do I do this? Is there anything
else that I need to do? Where does
can I do to make my Septic System
do I know where my Septic System is?
Septic System SMELLS, what is that
smell? Is there any thing I can do?
grass is greener over my septic system,
is this bad?
ground is wet over my septic system,
is this bad?
toilets do not flush well, is something
wrong with my system?
is a site evaluation and why is it
much does a septic system cost?
long can I expect my system to last?
types of systems are there? How do
I know which one to use?
I plant a garden or trees over system?
does a septic system work?
I need to cut the grass over my septic
my system contaminate my well the lake?