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Old 06-19-2022, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Toilet Bowl Cleaners - Septic Systems

I know this is an unusual topic, but looking for suggestions for 'Toilet Bowl Cleaners', that is safe to use, that will not harm septic tank systems.

Most T.B. cleaners have bleach, and this wouldn't be good for septic tanks, as the bleach will kill bacteria, which the septic system needs, to do it's thing.

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Old 06-19-2022, 05:11 PM   #2
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Try using liquid dish cleaners using hot water (Ivory, Joy, etc.).
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Don’t laugh….this works….mixture of Dawn liquid, white vinegar and plain water in spray bottle.
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Default Bleach?

No bleach? Makes sense, but my septic/leach field is 47 years old. We use bleach in the clothes washer. That's about it. So, IMHO, small amounts of bleach relative to total water flow probably don't matter. You can buy various products that purport to stimulate the bacteria activity.
Part of the operation of the septic system relates to how big the settling tank is, and how much water flows through it. If you do lots of laundry, showers, dishes and toilet use all first thing in the morning, the water, and bacteria, don't spend enough time interacting. Don't do half loads in the washing machines, do other water activities throughout the day, etc. If you have old five gallon toilets, convert to newer, 2 gallon and other water conservation techniques. And yes, go light on the bleach.
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My guess is he asking about the cleaners that go in the back of tank and the chemicals clean with every flush .
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