Think before you flush! If your home has a septic system, you must be extra careful about what’s sent down your toilet. Everything you flush down your sewer and drain pipes reaches your septic tank. If you put down something harmful (such as paper towels, feminine products, or plastic), your septic tank can become clogged and damaged. When it comes to toilet paper, make sure you’re choosing septic safe brands. All toilet paper is not created equal. Some brands are better for your toilet, pipes, and septic system than others. Next time you are shopping for toilet paper, consider types of bath tissue that can be best for your septic system.
SEPTIC-SAFE TOILET PAPER
When purchasing toilet paper for your home, look for ones marked as “septic-safe.” These products dissolve quickly once they hit the water. The National Sanitation Foundation is a nonprofit organization that tests health and environmental materials to ensure they are safe. If the toilet paper you’re looking at has been certified by the National Sanitation Foundation, it’s safe a good purchase to make. Certain brands that are septic-safe include Coleman Toilet Paper and Angel Soft. Other brands may be certified as well, just look for a seal by the National Sanitation Foundation.
RECYCLED BATH TISSUE
Certain brands of toilet paper are made using recycled materials. These types of bath tissue contain fewer chemicals (like bleach and chlorine) that damage the natural bacterial levels within your septic tank. Recycled paper contains short fibers that easily break apart. This allows them to dissolve quickly once they’ve been flushed, making recycled toilet paper less likely to clog your septic tank. Reputable recycled toilet paper brands include Seventh Generation and Green Forest.
BIODEGRADABLE TOILET PAPER
If you want to decrease blockages within your septic system, switch to biodegradable toilet paper brands. These types of bath tissue require less water to break down, so they can dissolve quicker than other types of toilet paper. While it may not be the softest or most luxurious bath tissue, your septic tank will love how easily the paper disintegrates. Scott Rapid-Dissolving Bath Tissue is a great example of biodegradable toilet paper that won’t harm your septic tank.
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