Out of sight, out of mind? Not for your Windermere septic system!
We’re all tempted to flush things down the toilet; most of the time, we don’t think about where it ends up. We’re just trying to get rid of it.
Unfortunately, this habit will cost you much in the long run, not just financially. The items you’re dropping into your toilet could fill up your Windermere septic system quickly, causing damage and potential overflowing.
What Does Your Septic System Do?
Your septic system is a crucial element of your home; it separates solids and floatable matter while digesting organic waste. Eventually, it will release liquids, or effluent, into your soil, so it’s essential to maintain your system regularly to safeguard your property and the environment.
What Not To Flush
For starters, you should NOT flush any solids you know will take a long time to decompose into your Windermere septic system.
These kinds of items include:
- Diapers or baby wipes
- Tampons or sanitary napkins
- Coffee grounds
- Cotton balls or Q-tips
- Dental floss
- Paper towels
Another group of things that shouldn’t be flushed down into your Windermere septic system is hazardous waste or chemicals. These items won’t overflow your tank like the list of solids, but they will poison your septic system and the whole neighborhood’s water supply.
We highly urge you to avoid flushing the following examples down your toilet:
- Paint thinner
- Gasoline or motor oil
Acme Is Here To Help You Help Your Septic System
You can contact our company for septic tank cleaning if you’re worried you’ve let too much-unwanted waste into your system. To avoid health problems due to a backup in your Windermere septic system, you should only flush down the toilet with human waste and toilet paper. This will not only protect your wallet but the environment as well. Look for overly plush toilet paper, and ensure you’re using septic-safe detergents and toilet bowl cleaners.
If you’re reading this too late or want to play it safe to have routine maintenance for your Windermere septic system, contact us for reliable and affordable septic services.