Anti-Bacterial Soap & Cleaning Products

Are Antibacterial Products Bad for Septic Systems? Andover MNThe majority of Andover MN households use some sort of Anti-Bacterial Products for cleaning. Hand Soaps and Disinfecting Wipes are two of the most common varieties. They can do a great job of removing bacteria and other microorganisms from your body, countertops and other surfaces. The problem is that they can do too good of a job of Killing Essential Bacteria that is needed for Effective Sewage Treatment inside of the septic tank. As a long time MN Septic System Professional, CSI Custom Septic, Inc. wants to remind our customers to use commonsense for the amount of Antibacterial Cleaners, Bleach, Antimicrobials and Disinfectants that is allowed to enter and possibly disrupt the decontamination process.


Killing Essential Bacteria

First of all it is important to point out that cleaning your hands, body and home is of course very necessary for good health. With that being said, the overuse of Bacterial Killing Products can be counterintuitive and costly. Beneficial Bacteria is needed for Organic Sewage Treatment. Your septic system relies on millions of bacteria to do the job of decontaminating human waste and household wastewater.


Antimicrobial | Disinfectant | Antibacterial | Bleach

There is no need to stop using Household Cleaning Products that kill germs and destroy disease-causing bacteria. Just remember to use caution and avoid using more than the amount needed to get the job done. A report by the AMA found that Antibacterial Soaps were no more effective for germ killing than good old soap and hot water.

Products that may harm your septic system include:

  • Anti-Bacterial Hand Soaps
  • Antimicrobial Body Wash
  • Disinfectants
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Tub and Tile Cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Bleach Alternatives
  • Harsh Laundry Detergents
  • Fabric Softeners
  • Prescription Antibiotics
  • Septic Tank Additives


Septic System Design | Installation | Maintenance

A properly Designed, Installed and Maintained Septic System is built to be pretty resilient and last for decades. Homeowners must use good judgment and always keep in mind that whatever goes down the drain with end up inside of the septic system. The accumulating effect of too many Bacteria Killing Products may slow down the sewage treatment process. This could result in Costly Damage, Septic System Malfunction or Premature Replacement.


MN Septic System Professionals

Minnesota Septic System Professionals know better than anyone just how important it is to keep sewage systems working at the optimal best. CSI Custom Septic Inc. understands that cleaning and disinfecting are important. We also know that too much of a good thing can be harmful. Use caution when choosing products that could kill off the Essential Bacteria that is needed for Effective Sewage Treatment. Contact CSI for Quality Septic Services including Designing, Installation and Repairs.

In Andover MN, contact CSI Custom Septic Inc. for a Free Estimate on Quality Septic Services at: (763) 218-4769