prevent toilet backups

It’s the elephant in the room, but we’ve got to talk about. How do you prevent toilet backups? The biggest tip is prevention, but when all else fails it’s time to reach out to your plumber . . . and if you’re still having issues, you may need to get your septic tank pumped.

  • What NOT to Flush – Some things such as sanitary napkins and tampons should obviously not be flushed, but even things like paper towels or baby wipes may not degrade well. The best rule of thumb is to never put anything into your toilet except toilet paper and human waste if you want to avoid toilet backups.
  • Proper Toilet Care – While there are some in-store or homemade products you may try, it is important to remember to do your research before putting chemicals in your toilet. Whether it’s a baking soda concoction or a liquid drain product, choose wisely and do your research. Not all toilets are the same, and older systems may be a bit more sensitive. Make sure you find the product that works best for your needs and keeps your septic system safe!
  • Septic Tank Maintenance – Sometimes you’ve done all you can to avoid a toilet backup. You’ve made sure everyone in the household knows what to flush and what not flush and you’ve contacted your plumber, but you’re still having problems. It may be time to get your septic tank pumped.

At Brandon Septic, we have over 30 years of experience, and our owner, Sam, has made it his mission to provide services to both residential and commercial locations. We are open 7 days a week from 7AM-7PM, but we’re also available 24/7 for emergency septic problems. And don’t forget to check out our internet special!