Let’s admit it, we’ve all flushed something down the toilet that we probably shouldn’t have. While the occasional piece of food or bit of small trash probably won’t kill your septic system, there are a few items that you should really avoid flushing.
When your septic system functions properly, it can remove all of the waste from your home, treat your wastewater, and protect the environment around your home by producing clean groundwater. Because your septic system is so important to your home and your environment, you’ll want to keep it in proper working order. One of the most important ways to do this is to watch what you’re flushing down the toilet.
In our experience, many homeowners assume the toilet can be used as some sort of custom trash disposal; you wouldn’t believe the things we have cleared from septic systems!
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.