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  • BETTER NOT TO FLUSH - CONTENTS: List of chemicals, objects, and trash items that it would be better if not be flushed down a toilet, such as condoms, cotton swabs, hair, oils, fats, grease, whiskey, photo chemicals, clothes dryer lint, etc.
  • POST a QUESTION or READ FAQs about things that may not immediately ruin the septic system but still would be better kept out of it
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What sorts of waste, trash, personal items, chemicals or cleaners or meds would be better not flushed down the toilet and into a private septic system?



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BETTER NOT FLUSH - Stuff which would be better not to flush down a toilet or into the septic system

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What kinds of items may damage the septic tank or leach fields? Can we dump "just a little bit"? Are condoms, dental floss, or food scraps a problem for the septic system? This document explains how to extend the life of the septic system by being careful about what goes into it.

* Septic Pump Damage Warning

Watch out: some of the items in this list won't damage the septic tank itself as their volume is small and they don't usually block the septic piping or baffles, but if your septic system or even public sewer connection use a septic pump, grinder pump, or sewage ejector pump, the items marked with * Septic Pump Damage Warning can clog and damage or even destroy a sewage pump, leading to costly repairs.

See  SEWAGE PUMP DAMAGE & REPAIR for details.

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