We get a lot of phone calls about septic tank concerns. Our products are safe for septic tanks by the way, and we state that right on the front of the labels.
Petroleum products and pesticides are some of the the worst offenders. That being said, it is really the amount of the offending material that determines the level of harm.
Myth: “If you put chemicals down the drain you will harm your septic tank.” I found this overly broad statement repeated around the web. Reminds me of “You are going to poke your eye out!”
Truth: Moderate use of even the most harsh cleaners are unlikely to do any harm. Not that we suggest that you use them, but it’s good to know the facts. And save your money and skip the septic tank additives.
Maybe nowadays we have to dumb down information just in case some bloke goes off the deep end with a product. Or maybe my mom is secretly writing the precautions for everything.
I have a septic tank as well, and you do want to protect the investment. Our very credible friends at the University Of California Davis have some good information. Here is the link: http://cecalaveras.ucdavis.edu/septic.htm
And put that pencil down before…
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