As well as cleaning your filter on a monthly basis, here are some other tips to looking after your septic system:
Do not use bleaches or chlorine (e.g. Napisan, Janola)
These products are designed to kill bugs and will kill off the bacteria in the tank, causing smells and blocked filters.
Do not put fats or oils down drains
These may block the tank filters and kill the bacteria in the tank.
Do not put tea leaves or coffee grounds down drains
These may block the filters in the tank.
Do not wash paint brushes or dispose of paints down drains
These products will not only kill the bacteria in the tank, but the residue is very difficult and costly to remove.
Do not flush disposable nappies, sanitary napkins, tampons and/or condoms down the toilet
These products are difficult to break down in the tank and may cause problems.
Do not turn off the power to the septic tank
There are electrical components that must remain going at all times.
For best performance, use cleaning products (e.g. phosphate-free detergents) that are suitable for septic tanks
If you’re still having issues with your septic tank, contact us – we’re experts in this stuff and can help you sort your system quick smart!