Don’t Flush That!


To keep your system in good order and to avoid potentially costly repairs, here’s a handy list of things not to flush down your toilet:

– Coffee grounds
– Disposable diapers

– Sanitary napkins

– Cigarette butts

– Dental floss
– Kitty litter
– Tampons
– Condoms
– Paper towels
– Pesticides
– Other chemical waste
– Paints
– Varnishes
– Waste oils
– Poisons
– Thinners
– Fats, grease and oils

– Disinfectants

– Photographic chemicals
– Pills and medicines

The EPA recommends pumping your tank every 1 to 3 years, but all systems are different so make sure you have your septic service do regular check-ups for you.

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