Have you ever used a flushable wipe? Flushable wipes are part of a 300 million dollar industry but aren’t in fact flushable. Wait, what? It’s labelled as flushable, so I should be able to put it down the toilet. Well actually, no, while toilet paper breaks down almost instantly in water, flushable wipes don’t. A lot of things can technically can go down the toilet, but flushable wipes jam pumps, block screens and clog equipment.
Save yourself some time and money on your septic tank by just using good ole’ toilet paper since it has been doing the trick successfully for years. Watch the above video on why flushable wipes aren’t flushable.
A common question we hear often, and the answer can vary for everyone, it all depends on a couple of factors.
Regular maintenance gives you the best information on how your septic system is working by protecting your tile or filter bed from solids. But why is this important?
Your tile bed (drainfield) is an important component of your septic system. As your sewage enters the septic tank the sewage level rises causing clear liquid (effluent) to flow into your tile bed. In the tile bed, the soil introduces oxygen to the wastewater and removes bacteria, viruses and nutrients.
Here are a few ways to maintain your tile bed (drainfield):