Regular Septic System Inspection
Don’t pour cooking grease or oil down the sink or toilet.
Don’t rinse coffee grounds into the sink.
Don’t pour chemicals down the sink or flush them.
Do eliminate the use of a garbage disposal
Do properly dispose of coffee grounds and food
Do put grease in a container to harden before throwing out
Don’t flush non-degradable products or chemicals, such as feminine products, condoms, dental floss, diapers, wipes, cigarette butts, cat litter, paper towels, or pharmaceuticals.
Do dispose of these items in the trash can!
Don’t park or drive on your drain field. The weight can damage the drain lines.
Don’t plant trees or shrubs too close to the drain field. Roots can grow into it and clog it.
Do find out where your septic system is located.
Don’t concentrate your water by using your dishwasher, shower, washing machine, and toilet at the
same time. This can strain your septic system.
Do stagger the use of water-generating appliances.
Do fix leaky toilets and faucets, as this can lead to septic issues as well.
The Do’s and Don’ts on this page are provided by United States Environmental Protection Agency.