There seems to be a perception, by some, that plumbing in your home is magical…where once an item goes down the drain it vanishes, forever, never to be seen again…pure magic. That would be great, but it’s not true.
Items that are disposed of down the drain, or in the toilet, take a journey through the pipes of your house into the septic tank. Things that do not break down can create blockages and cause serious issues. This can result in potentially costly damage to your septic system.
Below is a list of items never to go down the drain.
• Clean wipes
• Baby wipes
• Paper towels
• Feminine hygiene products
• Cotton swabs
• Cat litter
• Coffee grounds
• Cooking fats/oils
• Dental floss
• Cigarette butts
• Household chemicals like gasoline, oil, pesticides, antifreeze, and paint/paint thinners
Proper care and regular maintenance is key in protecting your investment and the environment. Learn about how your septic tank works