Clean with Vinegar to Avoid Septic Tank RepairIf you’re looking for an affordable, easy way to keep your septic system in great shape, look no further than your kitchen cabinets! One of the best ways of cleaning bathrooms and kitchens is to use vinegar. Many other products for cleaning drains, toilets and sinks contain harsh chemicals that can actually damage your septic tank.

Sure, those chemicals kill the germs in your kitchen and bathroom, but they also kill the good bacteria that your septic system needs. Without good bacteria, the waste that travels through the pipes wouldn’t break down. And if that doesn’t happen, you’ll suddenly be calling a professional for septic tank repair.

Vinegar is one of the best natural cleaning agents. Septic tank repair technicians generally don’t recommend using a garbage disposal at all, but if you must, start taking precautions by putting vinegar in it. Garbage disposals are prime culprits for causing septic problems like clogged pipes and drains, but vinegar helps keep them free of odor and mold, while also flushing germs away.

Aside from avoiding unnecessary septic tank repair, you can also use vinegar to refresh and clean your kitchen sinks. Every week, pour one cup of white vinegar down the drains, allow it to stand for at least 30 minutes, and then flush with water. Also, do you have gnats or ants in the kitchen? Instead of using harmful insecticides, give the counters and sinks a thorough wash down with vinegar. It will help keep the bugs at bay!

For more information or tips about septic tank repair, contact Sam at Brandon Septic!