Help us to help you – Keep your septic tanks flowing by following our top tips:
Don’t pour fats, oils and greases down the sink or the toilet – even the tiniest amount can cause problems. They may be in liquid form going down, but they quickly solidify when they meet the cold sewer walls (even if you pour hot water down after). The fats stick to the side of the sewer forming a concrete-like solid that attracts other debris, eventually causing a blockage.
Top tip: Wait for fat to cool after cooking and pour it in to an empty margarine tub or back into the bottle, then when it’s full throw it in the bin.
Only human waste, toilet tissue and a small amount of household cleaning products should be flushed down the toilet. Don’t flush:
• Sanitary products
• Kitchen roll
• Cleansing wipes
• Baby and facial wipes
• Cotton buds
Top tip: Instead use nappy or sanitary bags then put them in the bin.