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 kind of habit will cost you a lot in the long run and not just financially. The items you’re dropping into your toilet could be filling up your Windermere septic system fast, causing damage and potential overflowing.
Your septic system is a crucial element of your home; it’s responsible for separating solids and floatable matter while also digesting any organic waste. Eventually, it will release liquids, or effluent, into your soil, which is why it’s essential to regularly maintain your system to safeguard your property and the environment.
For starters, you should NOT flush any solids you know will take a long time to decompose down 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 possibly 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
You can contact our company for septic tank cleaning if you’re worried you’ve let too much-unwanted waste go into your system. To avoid health problems due to a backup in your Windermere septic system, the only thing you should be flushing down the toilet is human waste and toilet paper. This will not only protect your wallet but the environment as well. Even then, keep an eye out for overly plush toilet paper and make sure you’re using septic-safe detergents and toilet bowl cleaners.
If you’re reading this too late or you want to play it safe to have routine maintenance for your Windermere septic system, contact us for reliable and affordable septic services.