We are in our second blog of Healthy Septic System Series. To review, we learned that conserving the water flushing through our septic system will help the pre-treatment process before leaving the septic tank. Today, we will be discussing the importance of keeping the drains clean in our house. 


Our friends at Infiltrator, suggests that “If it’s not biodegradable, it doesn’t belong in the septic system.” So what does that mean for you? How can you keep your drains clear? 

  • No cat litter, coffee grounds, cotton swabs, diapers, cigarettes, or sanitary products.
  • No paints, oils, chemical drain cleaners, solvents, poisons, or pesticides.
  • No grease or cooking oils.
  • Reduce use of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, bathroom cleaners, and bleach.


With these 4 simple steps to keeping your drain clear, your septic system will thank you. It will increase the life of the tank while decreasing your service charge bill! Are you concerned about something that has been caught in your septic system? Contact our team of professionals to schedule a service call! 

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