How Baking Soda Can Save Your Septic Tank
One of the best reasons to move to a place like Warwick, NY is all the old historical beauty. The land, the homes, and the town itself have a rich history and a lovely vintage style. My husband and I bought a turn of the century home in Warwick, NY and loved every inch of it, except for the septic system. As soon as we moved in our battle with the septic system began. I started by calling our local septic service company right away.
They came in a fixed a pretty serious clog and then informed us that our septic tank was old and needed a little extra TLC. Since we didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars to replace the tank or have to pay for frequent septic service we decided to find out more. I was stunned to discover that something as simple and inexpensive as baking soda can actually help save your septic tank! Here are some tips.
- Use baking soda for cleaning your bathroom. What you put down your drain is so important to keeping your septic system in good working order. Any harsh chemicals like bleach can actually eat away at the good bacteria in your drain. This causes clogs and back-ups which could lead to future septic repairs.
- Use baking soda to unclog a drain. If you have a clogged sink or drain you can try using baking soda first. Mix together one cup of hot water, baking soda, and vinegar. Pour down the drain, wait ten minutes, and then use your plunger. Easier and cheaper than calling in the Warwick septic service company!