Your septic system handles all the waste that flows from your home and into your pipes. However, just because your septic system is in charge of dealing with waste doesn't mean that you shouldn't work to keep your system as well as possible. A clean septic system, without a lot of junk built up inside, will operate more effectively.
1. Don't Use Bleach
First, avoid using bleach in your home. When it comes to cleaning your toilet, this product is not necessary. Instead, use some baking soda and vinegar to get your toilet bowl shiny clean. Baking soda and vinegar will not harm your septic tank the same way that bleach will, which destroys the bacteria that your septic tank depends on to work.
You should also avoid washing your clothes with bleach. The less bleach in your septic system, the more influential the bacteria in your septic tank will be.
2. Be Careful with Food Waste
Second, you need to be careful about food waste. Things such as raw and cooked meat, grease, fats, and cooking oils will not breakdown in your tank. These materials will sit there until they are pumped out, taking up space. You can keep your system clean by scraping and cleaning off all of your plates, dishes, pots, and pans before washing them off. Keeping food waste out of your septic system will reduce the amount of buildup inside of it.
3. Add Some Rotten Tomatoes
Third, you want to make sure you are feeding your septic system ingredients that will help promote the growth have bacteria in your system. This is because bacterial growth is necessary for your system to break down waste. One way to promote the healthy growth of good bacteria in your septic system is to smash up some rotten tomatoes in your garbage disposal and allow them to go down your sink. Rotten and all damaged tomatoes will help create the necessary bacteria to clean your septic system.
4. Add Some Yeast
Fourth, you can add some yeast to your septic system. Just pour half a cup of dry baking yeast down your toilet or one of your drains. The presence of yeast will help promote the growth of healthy bacteria that your septic system needs. You need a healthy supply of bacteria for your tank to stay clean.
These are just a few ways you can help make sure that you are not adding waste that will not break down to your septic system and promote the healthy growth of bacteria in your system. Additionally, when you get your septic system pumps, be sure to get it cleaned with high pressured water. Cleaning your system with high-pressure water will help remove anything built up and sticking to the inside of your system. For more information, contact a septic tank cleaning service.