How can I help my septic system?
Things you should do to maintain your septic system:
- Regularly inspect and maintain your septic system.
- Pump your septic tank every 3-5 years.
- Be water-wise.
- Direct water from land and roof drains away from the drainfield.
- Landscape with love.
- Keep septic tank lids easily accessible.
Should I add anything to my septic tank?
The best way to keep your septic system working well is not to put anything in it except human waste and minimize kitchen & laundry waste. Also, pump the tank according to industry recommendations (once every 3-5 years). Those are the most important things you can do to keep your septic system working properly.
Are flushable wipes safe for septic systems?
Unfortunately, like so many well-marketed products, the truth about flushable wipes is less impressive than they would have you believe. Short answer: NO do not flush wipes down the toilet especially if you have a septic system.
What kind of toilet bowl cleaner is safe for septic?
When used as directed, Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner – with Bleach is safe to use in septic systems.
Will hydrogen peroxide hurt my septic system?
Why septic tank additives are harmful
Finally, some additives containing heavy amounts of everyday products, such as hydrogen peroxide, might not harm the bacteria in the tank but could hurt the soil in the drainfield. This would cause the purification process of wastewater in the drainfield to be less effective.