The use of sinks to dispose of liquid waste has become a part of our lives – thanks to the technological advancement of the plumbing system. However, before you proceed to discard any liquid down the drain, you need to consider the effects of such liquids to the system.
This consideration is critical because the septic tank is designed to breakdown wastes using bacteria. Therefore, flushing certain chemicals down the drain may destroy the bacteria that are supposed to disintegrate or breakdown the waste, thereby causing numerous problems like clogging, sewage overflowing, or contamination of the groundwater.
Here are some products that may be detrimental to your plumbing system, as well as your septic tank.
Ammonia and Bleach
Using these products to clean your bathrooms and white clothes can make them look like new, but unfortunately, they can cause serious damage to your pipes and septic tank. There are antibacterial contents like the sodium hypochlorite in Chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and calcium hypochlorite in bleaching powder. These compounds make the bacteria in your septic tank to be ineffective leading to malfunctioning of the system.
Please note that laundry detergents and entirely different from soaps, and most of them contain contaminants like phosphates and surfactants. They are more concentrated than soaps, and that is why it is not recommended to use them in your sinks or on the plumbing system. The laundry detergents have the ability of soaking into your drain field and destroying the natural biodegradable process.
Almost half of all septic tank issues are connected to the buildup of fats and oils. As experts, we discourage people from pouring all the cooking grease down the drain. They can solidify in the tank to form greasy scum that will clog your pipes. Additionally, fats and oil also have a negative impact on the chemistry of the whole septic tank and the drain field, as well. It's better to freeze the grease and throw the solidified form into the trash to safeguard your septic tank.
Use of Wrong Drain Cleaners
Not every drain cleaner is good for your septic system; there are some products that were designed not to be used for septic systems. Secondly, excessive use of the drain cleaners can have a negative impact on your pipes and the whole system.
To be on the safe side, you can try a homemade remedy of drain cleaner, or you can use the following natural products for cleaning your drains. Baking soda, lemon juice, distilled white vinegar, or borax.
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