Whether you’ve just moved into a home with a septic tank or you’ve had one for years but want to avoid problems that stem from improper upkeep and aging, we have a few tips on how to keep your N. Virginia County septic tank system running smoothly.
Certain chemicals can damage the septic system, causing an expensive, smelly problem. Fortunately, routine care and knowledge of which cleaners are safe for your system will support the optimum performance of your septic tank.
There are several everyday household cleaners that are not safe to use if you have a septic tank. Even chemicals that are used occasionally can cause significant damage. Choose a biodegradable all-purpose cleaner for your home so when the cleaner is washed down the drain, you don’t have to worry about the harsh chemicals ruining your septic tank.
Chemical-laden cleaners will destroy the good bacteria in your septic tank. Here are the cleaners to avoid:
Most Septic Tank systems need to be pumped every three to five years. Whether you’re washing clothes or dishes, scrubbing the shower or polishing the faucet, using a green cleaning method and relying on a trusted septic tank company like Freedom Plumbers will keep your system in good working order.
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