If you have dogs or cats in your home, they might have more impact on your septic system than you’d think. When you have a septic system, there are maintenance strategies that are important to remember and are unique to septic systems. Water usage, eating habits, the number of occupants in your home, and the presence of pets can all have an impact on your maintenance plan. We’ve compiled a list of ways that pets can affect your septic system and what you can do about them.
When emptying your cat’s litter box, you might think the easiest solution is to dump the poop down your toilet and flush it. However, septic systems are not designed to break down cat poop. Flushing anything into your septic tank other than water, human waste, and toilet paper can lead to serious problems. Read below to learn about the effects of cat poop and cat litter on your septic system.