If you’re heading away this summer to a holiday home, you’ll still be needing to do the housework. Ecostore products are a safe way to manage your wastewater with minimal effort, to ensure a relaxing holiday for everyone.
Having a septic tank system is a wonderful and reliable way to collect wastewater and break it all down with micro-organisms. However, common household cleaners can interfere with these bacteria and the way they work, which could end up costing you money if professional help is needed to restore the septic tank system.
Here are our top 5 tips for keeping a happy and healthy septic tank system.
Keep non-biodegradables out
You should aim to keep all nasties out of your septic tank. Anything that includes paints, oil, petrol and non-biodegradable cleaning products are a fast way to kill the good bacteria in the tank. This could result in a smelly and costly mess during your holiday. It is important to consider all cleaners not just the ones you use daily. These include disinfectants, floor cleaner, toilet cleaner as well as your daily dishwashing liquid or powder and multipurpose sprays. Ecostore has a range of household cleaners that are septic tank safe and still get rid of the bad bacteria in your home.
Natural skincare and beauty products
By using shampoos, body washes and lotions that are silicone and paraben free, they will not only be good for your septic tank, but also for you. Summer is the perfect time to strip back your usual routine and allow your skin to breathe. Ecostore offers plant and mineral-based hair care, skin care and soaps to keep you and your tank fresh.
Reduce water usage
Reducing the amount of water you use will help your septic system operate better and more smoothly as too much water can put a strain on your tank. Think about cutting showers down to five minutes and making sure your washing machine and dishwasher are full before starting a wash. You can also use the water left over from handwashing dishes to rinse out your recycling.
Septic tank servicing
If you have a septic tank, it is a great idea to get it serviced regularly. It’s best to stick to the recommended maintenance frequency, this is dependent on how old your tank is and if it’s in good health.
Use your greywater
Greywater is water that has been used minimally, usually from bathroom sinks, showers, baths and washing machines. It does not include contaminated water from toilets, dishwashers or the kitchen sink – this is called black water.
Greywater can be collected with a specific pipe that send it directly outside, or you can go old school and simply use a bucket under the sink.
Greywater is perfect for watering your dry, summer garden. To ensure your greywater is providing good nutrients to your plants it’s best to use bio-degradable cleaning products as well as personal care products. This makes sure there are no harsh chemicals that could ruin your garden.
Make sure to use your greywater within 24 hours to avoid bad bacteria build up and a smell the whole family will complain about.
Ecostore products for household cleaning and personal care are plant and mineral-based, biodegradable and safe for septic tanks and greywater use.