Monday, May 10, 2021

Tips to Keep Your Septic System Healthier

Is your toilet flushing slowly?

Are you noticing more clogs in your sinks?

Everything you put down the toilet or drain doesn’t really go away. It sits in your septic tank, and if these items are harmful to the septic system, they can cause harm to your lawn and home. 

Flushing certain items like cat litter, tissues, cigarette butts, or hair can damage your septic system. Feminine hygiene products and wet wipes should never go down the toilet, even if they say they’re flushable. They can clog your system and lead to blockages. 

In the kitchen, food items like egg shells, coffee grounds, and produce stickers should never go down the drain or garbage disposal. Also avoid pouring dairy down the drain because it will not decompose, due to the lack of air. Grease will harden in your pipes and create clogs. Chemicals shouldn’t be flushed or drained either, because they harm the system’s natural bacteria that breaks down waste.

By following these tips, you’ll improve the health of your septic system. For more tips on septic system health, visit our website!

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