How do septic tanks work?

Answer A septic system disposes of waste from private homes that are not connected to public sewage treatment systems. Typical septic systems consist of four separate components.PipeThe first component of... Read More »

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Can you use Drano in septic tanks?

According to the Drano website, all Drano products are safe for use in septic systems and won't harm the bacterial action that's critical to proper functioning of your septic system.Source:Drano: F... 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 »

Is Charmin bad for septic tanks?

On One Hand: Charmin Tests BiodegradabilityFor seventy years, Charmin has been testing the biodegradability of their toilet paper products in septic tanks. Charmin states directly in the FAQ on the... 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 »