Making Your Septic Tank as Eco-Friendly as Possible

Whether you use one through choice or necessity, taking care of your septic tank allows you and other household members to enjoy a smooth waste disposal experience. Although many installations act as an eco-friendly way of managing household waste, there are ways to make yours greener.

Keep an eye on what goes down the drain

Resist the temptation to throw bleach and other noxious chemicals down the drain, as they'll destroy the bacteria residing in your septic tank. Not only will it make the tank less efficient, but you could also clog the disposal area. Should any of the toxins enter the environment, they might also have a negative impact on your local eco-system.

Similarly, you need to steer away from devices such as garbage disposal systems and find alternative ways to throw away grease and fat. When such substances enter your septic tank systems, they rapidly accelerate you towards your next replacement period. Not only is this expensive for you, but it also has a negative environmental impact through an increase in plastic waste.

Tackle the dirt in your sink with environmentally-friendly cleaners

Although bleach is off the cards when it comes to cleaning your sink you can take an environmentally-friendly approach. Substances such as vinegar, salt and hydrogen peroxide also act as excellent cleaning adjuncts. If you want a more convenient option, though, you can look into store-bought eco-friendly cleaners.

Opt for sand filtration over a traditional model

If you're yet to install a septic tank or you're due to replace an existing model, you may want to consider a more eco-friendly design. While sept tank systems from 30 years ago weren't always environmentally-friendly, many modern designs bypass the structural flaws that could have a negative impact on the nearby environment. 

One of the greenest innovations in septic tank systems is sand filtration. First, it uses a natural substance to filter out your waste, which reduces your carbon footprint by using fewer manufacturing stages. Second, it slowly but effectively eliminates the bacteria from your waste. Over time, exposing the environment surrounding your tank to organic household waste can make it difficult for anything living there to thrive. Finally, most sand filter systems require less maintenance than other types, reducing your carbon footprint further.

Septic tanks are naturally more likely to reduce your carbon footprint when it comes to waste management. By remaining conscious of how you use yours, you can make sure yours is even greener still