Never Add These Things to Your Septic Tank

March 13, 2014  

septic service in MarysvilleA septic tank that is running smoothly is something that you shouldn’t have to worry about. Toilets flush, sinks drain and washing machine water empties as it finishes cycling. One sure way to disrupt this constant ebb and flow is to add things to your septic tank that don’t belong there. Instead of routine septic pumping for ongoing maintenance, you will need to call Snohomish Septic Services with an emergency septic service in Marysville for an unscheduled inspection and pumping.

 There is quite a long list of very specific items that should never enter your septic tank. The septic system is a well-designed structure that operates efficiently when it is treated with care. A wide variety of liquids and other compounds do not offer that care. A small sampling of these items is listed here:

• NO SOLIDS of any type – they take too long to decompose (if ever) and can clog sewer lines (classic examples are diapers and kitty litter)

• Household chemicals and cleaners like bleach and ammonia disrupt the balance of bacteria in the tank

• Hazardous waste such as paint and antifreeze

• Medications, unless a physician states that they will not harm the environment

• Fat, oil, grease (FOG)

• Septic tank additives that claim to restore the balance in your tank

If you have any questions about a specific item’s safety for your septic tank or you have a septic situation that needs immediate attention, the septic service in Marysville professionals at Superior Septic Services can help. Call us at 425-905-2485.