Bleach and your septic

If bleach is in your arsenal of cleaning products, be careful about how you use it. Did you know that if you pour it down the drain, it can be harmful for your septic system?

While bleach is known for its ability to kill germs, that’s exactly what makes it so harmful to your septic. Septic systems rely on bacteria to break down solid materials. Essentially, bacteria are your septic’s friend and it depends on them to thrive.

If the bacteria die, the solids cannot be broken down, resulting in your system getting clogged or backing up. That’s a situation no home or cottage owner wants to endure!

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