Let’s talk about something stinky here. Well, as much as we want to maintain the orderliness and efficiency of our home, we still have practices that lead our home to a disaster. Probably one of the last issues that you would want to deal with in your home is your septic tank, right? But are we doing the necessary measures to prevent such?
Sure, toilet paper is made to flush down the toilet. But to protect your system, be prudent with the quantity of paper used. Toilet paper does NOT include tampons, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers or baby wipes. These items do not break down sufficiently in the septic tank and can cause clogs, resulting in possible damage.
Do not pour grease down the sink or any pipes leading to the septic system. Grease congeals and over time clogs pipes, builds up in the septic tank and eventually blocks drain field lines. Dispose of grease in your garbage.