Do Certain Laundry Detergents Help Septics Last Longer?
People often wonder what type of laundry soap is easiest on septic systems. Some may recommend low phosphate detergents. But by far, liquid laundry detergents break down more easily than traditional laundry powders, which tend to cake and potentially clog your system.
Even though liquid laundry detergents tend to cost a bit more than soap powder, it’s more cost effective in the long run because your septic system will function better. It’s also recommended to spread loads of laundry out over several days instead of doing a few loads at one time.
Read our Do’s and Don’t’s of Septic Care.