Spring Home Improvement

Think at the sink!

- Food · Ecology · Lifehacks

Your sep­tic sys­tem con­tains a col­lec­tion of liv­ing or­gan­isms that di­gest and treat house­hold waste. Pour­ing tox­ins down your drain can kill these or­gan­isms and harm your sep­tic sys­tem. Whether you are at the kitchen sink, bath­tub, or util­ity sink:

Avoid chem­i­cal drain open­ers for a clogged drain. In­stead, use boil­ing wa­ter or a drain snake.

Never pour cook­ing oil or grease down the drain.

Never pour oil-based paints, sol­vents, or large vol­umes of toxic clean­ers down the drain. Even la­tex paint waste should be min­i­mized.

Elim­i­nate or limit the use of a garbage dis­posal. This will sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the amount of fats, grease, and solids that en­ter your sep­tic tank and ul­ti­mately clog its drain­field.

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