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 »

Is olive oil bad for septic tanks?

While small amounts of olive oil will not damage a septic system, excessive olive oil can build up and ultimately damage the system. To avoid getting large amounts of oil into a septic system, you... Read More »

Hot Tubs & Septic Tanks?

Almost one-fourth of all American homes use septic systems. Many of these homes also have hot tubs. Knowing how a septic system works can help you deal with the huge amount of water that must be dr... Read More »