If you’ve read any of our previous blog posts about how septic tanks work, you know that they can be relatively sensitive to the chemicals that enter the tank. This means that you have to be careful with what goes down all of your drains, including ones that leave from your sinks, showers, and especially your dishwashers, and washing machines. The detergents used in your dishwashers and washing machines, in particular, can pose problems for you because they can end up killing the good bacteria in the tank that is responsible for breaking down all of the waste that enters your septic system.
To help you treat your septic tank with care, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite all-natural detergents so that you don’t have to worry about harming your septic tanks ecosystem.
Seventh Generation Natural Concentrated Laundry Detergent
You can buy this detergent almost anywhere, which is one reason we love it. But it also has some other great factors, including its high concentration, which means just a little bit goes a long way. Additionally, because these ingredients are all natural, they are not only safe for people but safe for your septic system as well!
DIY Laundry Detergent
This is for all of the families who love to do it themselves and save a ton of money on store-bought detergents in the process. The detergent recipe is simple; the ratio is 1:1:1; one bar of soap (grated), one cup of washing soda, and one cup of borax.
Not only is the recipe easy and inexpensive, but you know every ingredient that’s going into it so you can rest assured that you’re doing no harm to your washing machine.
If you ever encounter problems with your septic system, don’t delay in calling the professionals at Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing. Whether you just need someone to perform a pump out, make a drain field repair, or a full system replacement, we are armed with the latest tools and training to resolve your problem quickly.