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What You Should Know About Household Cleaners and Your Septic System

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 10th, 2019

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As someone living in the age of media, you are inundated with advertisements about commercial household cleaners and why you need to keep a sanitary home. Each one purports to be more effective than everything else on the market and will make light work of keeping your toilet bowl clean, shower walls sparkling and fresh, countertops free of germs and bacteria, and dishes sparkling. The problem is what they don’t tell you – most of them are not as safe for your home’s septic system as they would have you believe.

The thing that most people are not aware of is that the health of your septic system can be affected when bacteria are removed. While you do want illness-causing “bad” bacteria to be killed, there are good ones you do not. Septic systems are quite sensitive environments that need living bacteria to break down the solids. Without them, you would need septic pumping far more often than the typical three years to five years, and you run the risk of contaminated soil and groundwater should the drain field become affected.

So, if you shouldn’t use these chemical household cleaners, what can you use? There are many natural options that are safer for people and your septic system. Vinegar uses acidity to clean, making it an effective cleaner without the dangerous fumes and ingredients found in chemical cleaners. It can power through dirt, soap scum, and more while creating freshness. It is completely non-toxic and won’t upset the sensitive balance in the septic system.

If you would like to know more about keeping your Lakeland, Florida septic system performing its best, give us a call at Southeastern Septic LLC. We offer a wide range of septic services for residential and commercial properties, and we are always happy to share septic system tips to keep you from dealing with a septic emergency. If you do face an emergency, however, we’re available 24/7 to help!