Is olive oil bad for septic tanks?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

How often should septic tanks be pumped?

On One Hand: Pump Every Few YearsTo keep a septic tank healthy, pump the tank every 3 to 5 years. This can help to eliminate unwanted chemicals that could change the bacterial makeup of the tank, t... 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 »

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 »