Check this Out, what NOT to flush down your Toilet! Septic Do’s and Don’ts

Your Septic System is not meant to be used as a Trash Can, so…

DO NOT FLUSH these items down your toilet:

  • baby wipes
  • dental floss
  • feminine hygiene products
  • condoms
  • diapers
  • cotton swabs
  • cigarette butts
  • matches
  • coffee grounds
  • cat litter
  • paper towels
  • napkins
  • medications
  • paints, pesticides, or other hazardous chemicals into your system
  • In other words, nothing BUT septic safe toilet paper, should be flushed into your septic system

 

SEPTIC DO’S

 

  • Use Water Efficiently and install high-efficiency showerheads
  • Fill the bathtub with only as much water as you need
  • Turn off faucets while shaving or brushing your teeth
  • Run the dishwasher and clothes washer only when they’re full
  • Use toilets to flush sanitary waste only (not kitty litter, diapers, or other trash)
  • Make sure all faucets are completely turned off when not in use
  • Maintain your plumbing to eliminate leaks
  • Install aerators in the faucets in your kitchen and bathroom
  • Replace old dishwashers, toilets, and clothes washers with new, high-efficiency models.
  • Use commercial bathroom cleaners and laundry detergents in Moderation. Many people prefer to clean their toilets, sinks, showers, and tubs with a mild detergent or baking soda.
  • Plant only grass over and near your septic system. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs might clog and damage the drainfield.
  • Keep roof drains, basement sump pump drains, and other rainwater or surface water drainage systems away from the drainfield. Flooding the drainfield with excessive water slows down or stops treatment processes and can cause plumbing fixtures to back up.

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