Many household products contain chemicals that will kill bacteria in your septic system. However, your system depends on a healthy bacteria population to keep it functioning properly. Routinely using products the “kill germs” may result in EXPENSIVE problems. These problems always occur at the worst possible time and include things like backups, foul odors and failed lateral beds. Whether your system gives you endless problems or years of trouble free service is determined by what YOU put into your system.
In order to keep your system from having problems, here’s a tip:
- Inorganic or non-rapidly biodegradable items should not be put into your system, for example: plastic products, rubber products, sanitary napkins or tampons, washcloths, cigarette butts, melon seeds, coffee grounds, egg shells, matches and some food items such as corn husks, grape vines, etc.