3 Things To Never Throw Down Your Drain

Your septic system is made up of a number of different pipes that all empty into the septic field. These pipes are what takes the waste out of your home and into your drain field. While many people assume they can throw just about anything down their drains, that isn't the case. Only human waste and toilet paper should be thrown down your drains. Unfortunately, the items below tend to be some of the most commonly disposed of items when it comes to the septic system.

Feminine Products

Just because some of the feminine products say they are disposable and flushable doesn't mean they really are. These items should only be thrown away in a garbage can. If you turn around and flush them down the toilet, they are going to end up clogging the drains and causing a number of problems down the line. The clog could become so bad that everything starts backing up inside of your home and causing a number of other problems with your septic system.


If you are done using a razor, throw it in the trash. Don't throw it down the toilet. The blades could end up scraping your pipes up and causing a whole host of problems along the way. There is also a good chance that the razor is going to end up turning sideways and catching everything on it as it tries to pass through the pipes. Even something as small as food particles could end up backing up your system, because the razor is preventing them from passing through the system properly.

Cooking Grease

Grease might be a liquid when it goes down the drain, but it isn't going to stay that way forever. When it cools, it will form a solid that is going to sit in your drain and cause everything else to back up inside of it. This big block is going to prevent water from even being able to drain down the system and into your drain field. Put your cooking grease into a separate jar and dispose of it with your regular garbage.

Just because it might fit down the drain, that doesn't mean it should be thrown there. Remember that anything other than your normal human waste and toilet paper needs to be thrown into the proper trash receptacle. Not only is this better for the environment, but it will save you a lot of hassles and headaches when it comes to your septic system.

For septic system service, contact a business like B & B Drain Tech Inc.