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What things should you never flush down the drains and into a septic tank? What items and chemicals are safe to flush down the toilet and into a private septic system? What may damage the septic tank or leach fields? This document explains how to extend the life of the septic system by being careful about what goes into it. Discussed: List of chemicals, objects, and trash items that it would be should NEVER be flushed down a toilet Cat litter, dryer sheets, disposable diapers, drugs, coffee grounds, & lots of other stuff should not go into the septic tank
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At TOILETS, DON'T FLUSH LIST we introduce the topic of stuff that should not be flushed down drains and into septic systems, and we explain the sorts of problems that can occur: drain clogging, sewage backups into buildings, costly septic system failure, and environmental contamination. Here we list items that should never be flushed down a building drain much less onwards into a septic tank.
Here are examples of other things that should not be flushed down a toilet nor down any other building drain (and onwards into the septic tank):
Also see TOILET REPAIR GUIDE.
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