Are water softeners safe for septic tanks?

Answer On One Hand: Brine May Destroy Good BacteriaPeople who have problems with hard water often install water softening systems to combat this. But these softeners utilize brine. Experts such as Matthe... Read More »

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Are tampons safe for septic tanks?

On One Hand: Traditional Tampons Can Be HarmfulWhile an occasional, accidental flushing of a tampon is not going to harm your septic tank, when traditional, non-biodegradable tampons like Tampax an... Read More »

Is Scott Extra Soft safe for septic tanks?

The website of Scott products states that its Extra Soft toilet paper, along with other types, is safe for septic systems. It adds that its toilet papers dissolve four times faster in the septic ta... Read More »

How often should you clean septic tanks?

Septic tanks must periodically be pumped and cleaned to ensure that the system remains in good working order. The frequency depends on the size of your septic tank and the number of people within y... Read More »

Is dry yeast used in septic tanks?

Using a mixture of dry yeast, brown sugar and water as a substitute for commercial septic tank activators is recommended by many people, including Al Carrell, the Super Handyman. The yeast helps na... Read More »