All of us need to be clear about what we can and cannot put down the household drains. This is important to ensure the household drainage system keeps working properly as well as to prevent hazardous materials leave a negative impact on the environment and groundwater.
So, here’s a list of things to never put down the drain and into the septic system.
- Solid waste. It’s not a good idea to heavily use a garbage disposal with a septic system. Avoid putting solid food waste down the drain, even small pieces such as coffee grounds.
- Chemicals. Bleach and other intense cleaners can kill the healthy bacteria in the septic tank, harming your system. Use more environment and septic-friendly cleaners.
- Too much water. Use dishwashers and washing machines wisely. Load your appliances fully before running and don’t run them too frequently in a 24-hour period. This will prevent overloading the septic drain field.
- Grease or fat. Letting grease down the drain can cause it to harden and clog the drains. Scrape excess fat and grease off cooking pans and throw into the garbage.
Your house’s septic system can last many years, if cared for properly. Schedule regular septic tank cleaning, pumping, and inspection. It is important to only rely on and hire experts to inspect and clean the septic system. If you are looking for water removal services in White Lake or septic tank pumping in Oakland County, MI, call Shorty’s Sanitary Service at 248-332-6476.