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What Not to Put Down Your Kitchen Sink and Toilet


Your septic system is a vital part of your home, but it can be easily damaged by what you put down your drains. Here is a list of things you should never put down your kitchen sink or toilet:

  • Coffee grounds: Coffee grounds can clog pipes and block screens.

  • Eggshells: Eggshells can break down into sharp pieces that can damage pipes.

  • Medication: Medication can pollute the environment and harm wildlife.

  • Flour: Flour can solidify and clog pipes.

  • Cooking oil or paint: Cooking oil and paint can solidify and clog pipes.

  • Dairy products: Dairy products can be difficult for septic systems to break down.

  • Food waste: Food waste can attract pests and clog pipes.

  • Tissues: Tissues can clog pipes.

  • Diapers: Diapers can clog pipes and release harmful chemicals into the environment.

  • Feminine products: Feminine products can clog pipes and release harmful bacteria into the environment.

  • Hair: Hair can wrap around pipes and cause clogs.

  • Luxury toilet paper: Luxury toilet paper often contains lotions that can clog septic systems.

If you are unsure about whether or not something can be put down your drains, it is always best to err on the side of caution and throw it in the trash.


To help protect your septic system, you can also add a monthly additive to your tank. These additives help to break down waste and prevent clogs. Sun Septic Products offer proper enzyme relief for our system to help maintain healthy pipes, septic and fields.


By following these simple tips, you can help keep your septic system running properly for many years to come.


Here are some additional tips for keeping your septic system healthy:

  • Use Sun Septic products monthly to maintain overall good septic health.

  • Have your septic system pumped, as needed.

  • Avoid overloading your septic system with too much water.

  • Dispose of grease, oil, and fat in the trash, not down the drain.

  • Use a septic-safe laundry detergent.

  • Plant trees and shrubs away from your septic system.

  • Have your septic system inspected by a professional if you suspect a problem.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your septic system remains in good working order for many years to come.



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