Cheaper to Pay Attention to What Cannot be Flushed

What Not to Flush Down Toilet Ramsey MNWay too often people look at the toilet as a convenient way to dispose of unwanted items. You simply drop or pour the item down the toilet and flush it away. Unfortunately, you could be doing Significant Harm to the Septic Tank System at your Ramsey, MN home. This practice could cost you lots of money to repair a damaged or clogged septic system. It is much cheaper to pay attention to what you Can or Cannot Flush Down the Toilet and into a Septic Tank. An Annual Inspection by a Licensed Septic Company like Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is a smart way to see if the septic tank is full, clogged or failing.


Flushing Chemicals and Cleaners

Today’s modern septic systems rely on a combination of Bacteria and Technology to hold, treat and remove sewage waste. Introducing things like Septic Tank Additives, Chemicals or Cleaning Products into the mix can disrupt the biological treatment process. The result can be Expensive Repairs or Septic System Replacement.

The following list of Household Chemicals should be OK to Flush in Normal, Recommended Amounts:

  • Bleach
  • Liquor
  • Ammonia
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Soap (avoid antibacterial soaps)
  • Automatic Dish Detergent


The following list of Chemicals should Never be Flushed Down the Toilet:

  • Paint and Paint Thinners
  • Varnishes
  • Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Pesticides
  • Medications
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Cooking Oil, Fat and Grease


Never Flush These Items Down The Toilet

Simply put, really the only things that you should flush down the toilet if you have a Septic Tank System is Human Waste, Waste Water, Urine and Septic Safe Toilet Paper. Anything else should be avoided or considered very carefully to avoid Expensive Repairs, Clogged Pipes, Clogged Drainfield or Sewer Backup.

Here are items that Should Never be Flushed Down the Toilet:

  • Paper Products like facial tissues, diapers or paper towels
  • Wet Wipes of any kind
  • Feminine Sanitary Products like tampons or panty liners
  • Cigarettes
  • Food Scraps
  • Condoms or Latex Gloves
  • Coffee Grounds or Kitty Litter
  • Dental Floss
  • Dirt or Potting Soil
  • Cotton Swabs, Cotton Balls or Band Aids
  • Plastic or Metal items such as Plastic Bags, Toys, Keys or Cell Phones


MN Licensed Septic Company

The team at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is happy to pass on the previous information to help our Ramsey, MN customers to keep their Septic Tank Systems running healthy. We are a Licensed Minnesota Septic Company with many years of experience in providing Septic Repairs and Annual Inspections. Remember to always pay attention to what gets flushed down your toilets and give CSI a call if something goes wrong with your septic system.

In Ramsey, Anoka or Elk River, contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate on Annual Inspections and Septic Repairs at 763-218-4769