Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #6 – Oils and Solvents

Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #6 – Oils and Solvents

6. Bath Oils and Solvents Putting a bit of baby oil in your bathtub may leave your skin feeling ultra-soft when you get out, but it’s not such a great option for your septic tank. Once it washes into your septic tank the oil forms a layer of scum that coats the...
Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #5 – Drain Cleaners

Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #5 – Drain Cleaners

Drain cleaners are a no-no for all homeowners, even ones who don’t have septic systems. Not only can chemical drain cleaners kill the good bacteria in your septic tank, they can also eat away at your pipes! The caustic soda or lye used in them is a powerful...
Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #1 – Medications

Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #1 – Medications

When you have leftover medications on hand it can be tempting to flush them away. DON’T. Pharmaceuticals can destroy the bacterial balance in your septic system, causing septic failure.  They also contribute to the proliferation of “superbugs”, antibiotic-resistant...