Sanitizing Your Restaurant

When I started working at my uncle's restaurant, I knew that there were a few things I needed to adjust. First and foremost, I decided to start working on cleaning things up. It had been quite awhile since the place had been cleaned thoroughly, so I focused on sanitation and garbage removal. I hired a trash removal company to come in and remove old equipment, and then we worked on taking special care to deep clean all of the different appliances. It was amazing to see how big of a difference we were able to make. This blog is all about sanitizing your restaurant.

Never Introduce These Items Into Your Rural Home's Septic Tank


As the new owner of a rural home with a septic system, it is important that you keep certain items out of your septic tank. If you take extra care with what items you introduce into the septic tank, then the septic system will stay healthy and last for many years to come. On the other hand, if you introduce harmful substances into the septic tank, then your tank will need to be pumped out more often and your system could fail from clogging in the leach lines and/or the leach field.

To protect your rural home's septic system from damage, avoid introducing each of these things into the septic tank:

Problem Items from Your Kitchen Sink

There are many healthy and natural foods in your kitchen that are very harmful to the health of your septic system. Some of the most common foods that can damage your septic system are:

  • coffee grounds
  • egg shells
  • lard and oils
  • meat

In addition to the above, foods that have been ground up in a garbage disposal are very bad for your septic tank. Each of these things is not digestible by the natural bacteria in the septic tank, and they can lead to clogging of the leach lines and leach field as they quietly build up inside of the tank.

Problem Items from Your Bathrooms

The only items that should enter into your septic tank from your home's bathrooms are human waste products and septic-safe rated toilet paper. To prevent clogs and introducing things that cannot be broken down by the bacteria, never flush feminine hygiene products or their wrappers in your toilets. You should also place hair from your brush and used dental floss into the trash rather than flushing them down the toilet.

Problems with Water Softeners or Hot Tubs

Finally, if your rural home has a water softener or a hot tub that currently drain into your septic tank, then you need to have a plumber investigate other legal ways to drain them outside of your home's main septic system. Water softeners frequently discharge their salty brine wash water and introducing too much salt into your home's septic tank can kill the digesting bacteria. Hot tubs contain a lot of chlorine that can also be damaging to the digesting bacteria and structural integrity of the cement tank. By diverting hot tub and water softener drain water out of your rural home's septic system, you can ensure that the system will work for a longer period of time without needing pumping or repair.

For more information, talk to a professional like The Outhouse.


7 September 2016