Garbage Disposal With Septic System? Read This Before You Buy!

If you live in a rural area or are removed from the centralized sewage systems of a city, you probably own a septic tank. Though fewer households rely on septic tanks, there are still millions of homes throughout the United States that use septic systems. Septic systems are tremendously helpful, but unfortunately, they can also … Read more

Are Flushable Wipes Safe For Septic Systems? {To Flush or Not}

There’s nothing worse than using the restroom for your personal business only to leave and feel like you aren’t fully clean. You can’t think about anything else all day. You’ve surely heard the expression, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” If that’s true, then flushable wipes must be some sort of holy sacrament. Or, maybe not? … Read more

Is Comet Safe for Septic System Tanks? Yes and No.

Ever since we wrote about getting our septic system tank installed, some of the most common questions we get now from our readers are about whether certain bathroom cleaning supplies are septic-safe or not. So we came up with a short list of recommended toilet bowl cleaners for homes with septic systems but since then we’ve … Read more

Coffee gounds and septic tanks

Are Coffee Grounds Safe for Septic System Tanks?

Septic systems are not designed to be used as a garbage disposal to process food waste or scraps. Coffee grounds, food scraps and other items that will not break down in the septic tank can even cause problems and clogging.   As we’ve discussed here, a healthy septic system needs a balanced ecosystem of healthy … Read more