Your septic tank is part of a well-designed and highly efficient plumbing system. However, it must be properly cared for if you want to avoid costly repairs and unsanitary problems. If you have a septic system in your home or business, there are certain rules you need to follow when it comes to flushing. In regards to your toilet and septic tank, not just anything goes.
You’ve probably heard that you should only flush toilet paper and human waste down your toilets if you have a septic tank. This is absolutely correct. However, did you know that there is a specific type of toilet paper you should be using to reduce your risk for plumbing problems?
Although all toilet paper is technically biodegradable, there are types that break down quicker than others. The faster your toilet paper degrades, the less chance it has to cause problems within your septic tank. If toilet paper overloads the septic tank, it will need to be pumped or cleaned out more frequently to avoid septic tank buildup and failure. Look for toilet paper that is labeled safe for septic tank use. At the very least, choose single-ply toilet tissue – you may lose a touch of comfort but you will gain significant protection for your future septic system function.
The professionals of Metro Septic are always here to answer your questions about what is safe and not safe for your septic system. Some of the most costly and damaging septic problems can be avoided by making minor adjustments in your home, such as choosing a different type of toilet paper.