Chlorine bleach in moderate amounts isn't as bad for a septic system as you may have heard. But even a little drain cleaner may be terrible. One study found that it took nearly two gallons of liquid bleach but only about a teaspoon of chemical drain cleaner to kill the beneficial bacteria in a septic tank.
Thereof, is baking soda and vinegar safe for septic systems?
Without the good bacteria you will end up with clogs, back-ups and odors that wear away at your septic tank and eventually cause a septic system emergency. Using baking soda is very easy. You can mix about a 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 tablespoons lemon to make your own natural cleaning agent.
What cleaning products are safe to use with septic systems?
Peruse our line of septic safe detergents, soaps, cleaners, toilet paper, and more to ensure your septic tank stays healthy and happy.
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- drain cleaner.
- laundry detergent.
Is it OK to put yeast in your septic tank?
Yeast helps keep bacteria alive and actively breaks down waste solids when added to your septic system. Flush ½ cup of instant dry baking yeast down the toilet, the first time. Add ¼ cup of instant yeast every 4 months, after the initial addition.