Drain cleaners are a common household item that you can find under nearly every sink in America. While these cleaners might be fine for those with a connection to city sewers, those of us with septic systems have to pay close attention to what we use to get a clean drain! There are lots of common items that septic system owners can’t use to get a clean drain, and these are just a few of the worst offenders:
- Certain drain cleaners
- Excessive cleansers, e.g. laundry detergent, soaps, lotions, etc.
These items are notorious for wreaking havoc in your septic system! So many of us rely on bleach and other cleaners for our drains that we forget to think about what happens down the line. Should you put these items down your drain and into your septic system, you could harm the beneficial bacteria and put the whole system into jeopardy. Instead of using the above items to get a clean drain, you might want to try some of the following ideas:
- Baking soda and vinegar flushed with boiling water
- Septic-safe drain cleaners
- ½ cup each of salt and baking soda. Pour 4-6 cups boiling water and allow to sit overnight before flushing the drains with more hot water.
Clean drains can be attained even with the septic limitations that you might experience. If you’re having a hard time keeping your drains clean, give our professionals a call here at Brandon Septic. Our owner Sam would love to help you or answer questions you might have.