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Question DetailsAsked on 9/15/2013

Will vinegar and baking soda method of drain cleaning hurt septic tank?

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I highly doubt it. The amount you use unless you do it all the time should not have any effect on the bacterial action needed in a properly working septic system. The detergents used every day probably do more harm. You should not really put anything down the drains that will not rot or dissolve if left in a compost pile is a good way to think of it. Some paper products are not septic safe and should not be used but as far as what you are using you should be fine. No kitty litter even the solids you scoop out as they have bits of litter on them that can build up and are never dissolved.

Answered 6 years ago by ContractorDon


Why do want to add anything to your tank? Do it right the first time use a snake by Erickson for small jobs . about $55.00.

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Answered 6 years ago by plumber2007


Should be no problem unless your drain pipes under the sink are copper (including chrome-plated copper).

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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