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How to Keep Your Septic System Healthy

Many of the things we dump down our kitchen sink each week can wreak havoc on our septic systems. These items can clog pipes, block screens, and make it difficult for the septic tank to break them down.

Some of the most common items that should not be put down the sink include:

  • Coffee grounds

  • Eggshells

  • Medication

  • Flour

  • Cooking oil

  • Paint

  • Cooking grease or fat

  • Dairy products

  • Feminine products

  • Diapers

  • Tissues

  • Hair

These items can all solidify or clump together, making them difficult to break down in the septic tank. This can lead to clogs, backups, and even damage to the septic system.

If you have a garbage disposal, it is important to only put biodegradable food down the drain. Avoid putting any meat, bones, or dairy products down the disposal, as these can also clog the system.

The best way to protect your septic system is to be mindful of what you put down the sink. Only flush toilet paper and biodegradable waste. If you are unsure whether an item is safe to put down the drain, it is always best to err on the side of caution and throw it away.

You can also help protect your septic system by having it pumped regularly. This will remove any solids that have built up in the tank and prevent them from clogging the pipes.

For more information on how to protect your septic system, please contact a local plumber or septic tank company.

Monthly protection is what you need!

If you want to be sure that your septic system is running properly, you can use a monthly additive like Sun Septic Products. This additive will help break down unwanted items and keep your septic system running smoothly.

To find a protection plan that works for you, call Sun Septic Products today at 877-224-5839.

We hope this article helps you keep your septic system healthy!

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