Is it safe to use drain cleaning chemicals on a septic system?
First, you must understand the basic principles of how your septic system works. A properly working septic system is environmentally green. We continually educate the public about times that are not septic friendly. These items are chemically based items or items that are not biodegradable. Wash needs have time and space in the septic tank to permit it to break down. When effluent enters the drain field, good bacteria sterilizes the wastewater and releases it back to the Earth’s soil.
Next, let’s discuss how drain cleaning chemicals operate. Drain cleaning chemicals create a powerful toxic reaction to remove anything blocking the drain.
Due to liquid drain cleaners being a toxic chemical we do not recommend their use. Your septic system needs to maintain a healthy bacteria balance.