Due to the fact that septic tanks rely on bacteria to break down the sludge inside, it’s important to remember not to use anti-bacterial cleaners when purchasing laundry detergent, dish washing detergent, and general bathroom and toilet cleaners. Introducing anti-bacterial elements could slow down the break down process and cause backup, or may require you to have your septic tank cleaned sooner than expected.
In order to ensure you use the proper cleaning products, contact your local hardware store and speak to a representative about your specific needs. They’ll be able to direct you the proper septic safe cleaning supplies.
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