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Items That Should Never Go Down Your Septic System

Alpha Plumbing Septic System

Your septic system is one of the most critical parts of your home.

The key to keeping a septic system in good working order is to help it accomplish its job as efficiently as possible. Like other functional components and systems in your home, your septic system demands your attention and maintenance, especially when things tend to break down. To increase the performance of your septic system, keep these items out of your system.

Paper Products

You can flush toilet paper in your septic system. Other sorts of paper, however, are hazardous for your system. Among these paper items are sanitary napkins, diapers, and baby wipes.

Grease And Oil

When grease and other oils solidify, it can cause your pipes to become clogged. As a result, it can also build up in your septic tank. It would be best to dispose of grease in the garbage instead of pouring it down the drain.

Scraps Of Food

Because many kitchens now have garbage disposals, many households dispose of food scraps through the disposal. For example, fruit and vegetable peels and bones can cause obstructions in your pipes and should never go into your septic tank.

Kitty Litter 

Some of us have cats, and even though some brands say that the litter is flushable, you should not consider doing so. Like oil and grease, cat litter is sure to cause blockages.


Chemicals such as bleach, motor oil, and other toxic materials should never enter your septic system. These chemicals will be sure to lead your system to malfunction.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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