The elusive septic tank - an underground treatment system for our household waste, sewage and other nasties. Thoughts of “I wonder how my septic tank is going these days” or “I hope I’m helping my septic tank work at its optimum level” are probably not something that crosses your mind ...like ever.
Alas, your septic tank is definitely a friend that you want to have on your side and yes - there are ways to actually help him thrive instead of just survive.
Your septic tank is home to a delicate balance of bacteria that can easily be thrown off when you use too many chemicals in the forms of household cleaning items.
We’ve listed a couple of things to look out for when you’re in that cleaning aisle daze.
Safe to Use
Not so Safe
Always check out the label and ingredients and when in doubt, choose products that are less harsh and that you can actually pronounce. Trust us, your septic tank will thank you for it.
Sofia Coppola and Malaika Firth for Mark Jacobs