Perhaps one of the most surprising of the septic “dirty dozen” are microbeads and micro-exfoliants. After all, how much harm could those tiny little beads do? It turns out, quite a lot. Read on to learn more about how microbeads and micro-exfoliants can tank your septic system and to discover some septic-safe alternatives that are still great for your skin.
When it comes to toilet paper fads, we’ve seen them all, from delicate pastels that match your bathroom’s décor to panic buying and stockpiling during a pandemic. More recently, we’ve noticed an increasing number of our clients wondering about bamboo toilet paper – what it is, why it’s so popular, and (most importantly) whether it’s safe for their septic systems. … Read More
Most septic owners are aware that pouring down the drain meat drippings, butter, and other greases that congeal at room temperature is a bad idea. Even if they don’t know the effect these FOGs (Fats, Oils, Grease) have on their septic system, they know they can create nightmare clogs in their pipes. But what most septic owners don’t realize is … Read More
Can you flush coffee grounds into your septic system? There are several reasons you should never flush coffee grounds into your septic system. Some of them, you’ll probably expect, but you may be surprised by one of the most significant reasons they are on the septic system blacklist of “unflushables.” Read about them on our blog.
Most people know that hot tubs and septic systems don’t mix. While many are aware that having a hot tub on a property that relies on a septic system is not recommended, most couldn’t explain why. In this article, we’ll detail the biggest potential problems hot tubs pose for your septic system and offer safe maintenance tips that will help you avoid disaster.
With the gardening season just around the corner, many home gardeners are gearing up to plant this year’s crops. Looking around their yards, many homeowners wonder whether they can plant a garden over their septic drainfield. After all, it’s a wide-open space that often gets full sun throughout the day. But unfortunately, as tempting as it may be, gardening over … Read More