More than half a million homes in the UK have a septic tank, and most homes with private drainage have a septic tank into which wastewater from loos, showers, sinks, and washing machines is discharged. Making sure you know what not to do with a septic tank is important to avoid unnecessary damage and expenses.
Check out our list of what not to use with a septic tank, this is not a complete list as there are many other things but a basic list of everyday items. So, here are a few things you should not put in your septic tank:
Solvents like white spirit
Drain cleaning and unblocking liquids that contain caustic soda
Sanitary pads & tampons
Pop-off toilet brush scrubbers
anti-bacterial soaps – biodegradable soaps only!
latex, plastic, or metallic objects
hard toilet paper – soft is better for the tank
There are cleaning products that have been specially designed for use with septic tanks, so keep an eye out for these as they are better for your tank. If you are unsure of any issues with your septic tank, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01386 882324.