There are few things worse than a clogged toilet (except a clogged sewage). The hassle of such plumbing problems can wreak havoc on the most beautiful of homes, creating unpleasant smells, unhealthy living conditions, and anxiety for a homeowner who has to worry about the stress and cost of not having a working toilet.
Much of the plumbing problems that occur happen because of the use of the wrong kind of toilet tissue paper. This is especially true if the homeowner has a septic system that requires a specialized type of septic-safe toilet paper to be used at all times. If it isn’t designed to be flushed into a septic system, it will likely end up causing a lot of expensive problems in the future.
What is a septic system?
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, more than one in five households in the United States uses an individual onsite or small community cluster systems (septic system) to handle wastewater. These systems are connected to homes and businesses that are in rural areas, which are generally not part of a city’s public sewage system. A septic tank – made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic – handles wastewater from laundry, showers, and toilets.
The use of septic system varies by state, with Vermont having the most (55%) and California having the least (10%). However, in general, more than one-third of the homes in the southeastern United States use such systems, which is approximately 60 million people.
Why use septic-safe toilet paper?
Since septic tanks become full over a period of time, they require a truck to empty them periodically using a high-powered vacuum.Under typical circumstances, this must be done every three to five years to maintain a properly working septic tank that does its job and keeps wastewater contained. Without this drainage process, tanks overflow into the grounds around where they are buried or overflow into the home’s plumbing system.
Septic-safe toilet paper plays an important role in keeping the septic tank running correctly and not becoming overly clogged too early or too often. It does this by disintegrating faster than typical bath tissue, although it can be just as soft and comfortable to use as other non-septic-safe brands on the market. Without this ability to disintegrate, it could easily cause problems with a septic system – even if the septic system has been recently drained.
So, the next time you go to the store to purchase that jumbo roll of toilet paper, keep in mind that your purchasing habits could be creating problems for you in the future – especially if you have a septic system. The good news is that there are brands on the market like Joinbumroll, which is not only septic-tank safe toilet paper, but also is consistently reviewed well because of its premium softness and plushness.