Taking Care Of Your Drains Takes Care Of Your Septic System

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Taking care of your drains starts with taking proper care of your septic system. You want to make sure that you keep your drains clear and flowing smoothly. If your drains are backed up and clogged, it's likely the same thing is happening in your septic system.

#1 Clean Your Drains with a Natural Solution

The first thing you should do is make sure that you keep your drains clean. Use a natural solution to clean your drains, not commercial drain cleaner. Commercial drain cleaner is hard on your drains and horrible for your septic system.

Instead, pour a combination of baking soda and vinegar down your drains. Allow this solution to simmer and fizzle for a while, and then pour hot water down your drains. This is something you should do on a monthly basis to all the drains in your home.

This natural cleaning method will ensure that bio-slime doesn't build up inside of your drains, and will ensure that water flows as it should to your septic tank. Additionally, baking soda and vinegar will not disrupt the ecosystem of your septic tank and if you clean your drains on a regular basis, you will not have to deal with clogs.

#2 Jet Clean Drains that Are Dirty

If you moved into a home where the drainage pipes are already dirty and covered in black bio-slime, or you just were not aware of how to clean your drainage pipes, get a fresh start by having a plumber come out and jet clean your drains.

When you have a plumber jet clean your drains, they use high-pressured water to remove all the buildup on your drains. This allows you to get a fresh start and a reset, and you can work from there to keep your drains clean.

#3 Watch What You Put Down Your Drains

Finally, watch what you put down your drains. There are so many items that are regularly put down drains that are not good for your septic tank nor your drainage pipes.

The big ones to remember in your kitchen are oil, grease, and fats. Pour the oil from cooking into an oil bin or into the trash. Put all food scraps in the trash as well.

In your bathroom, try to keep hair out of the drains as much as possible. Put a filter over the drains, and clean it after each shower.

Being more careful about what goes down your drains will protect your septic tank and keep your drains from getting clogged up.

Do your best to keep your drains cleans by being mindful of what goes down your drains in the first place. Always put food scraps into the garbage or compost instead of in your sink. Keep hair out of your bathroom drains with hair catchers. Clean your drains with natural cleaners, like baking soda and vinegar. Talk to a full-service plumbing contractor for professional help. Taking care of your drains will help take care of your septic tank.

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