Cleaning With Vinegar Can Save Your Septic System

April 4th, 2012 BY No Comments

If you’re looking for easy, affordable ways to keep your septic system in tip top shape you don’t have to look any further than your own kitchen cabinets!

One of the best ways to clean your kitchen and bathrooms is by using vinegar. Did you know that using harsh chemicals to clean your sinks, toilets, and drains can actually harm your septic system?

It’s true, all those chemicals aren’t just killing germs in your drains, they are also killing off all the good bacteria that live inside the drains and septic system. These bacteria are used to break down the waste that comes through the pipes. If the bacteria are gone, the waste isn’t broken down and suddenly you’re calling the professionals to deal with clogs and back-ups.

To save yourself costly repairs and time consuming septic problems you should start using natural cleaning agents and the best one of vinegar. Although, we do not advise you use a garbage disposal at all there are those few that will continue to use it. If you do, start taking better precautions  by using vinegar in the garbage disposal. You garbage disposal is a prime candidate for clogging up the pipes, but vinegar will help to keep it free from mold, odor and help to bacteria flush it all out.

Vinegar can also be used to clean and refresh your kitchen sinks. Simply pour a cup or so of white vinegar down the drains once a week and then let it stand for at least 30 minutes before flushing with water. Have ants of gnats in your kitchen? Using poisonous sprays are bad for children and pets that breathe in the fumes and get the residue on their fingers. You also don’t want to be using anything poisonous around food. Plus it will run off into your sink and cause major havoc with your drains. Instead you should use vinegar! Give the sinks and counter a good wash down with vinegar to keep the bugs away.

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