Unclogging a Drain or Toilet Attached to a Septic System

Unclogging a toilet on a septic system usually involves taking care to not use chemicals that can harm the septic system. That said it can still usually be done by the homeowner. This is a guide about unclogging a drain or toilet attached to a septic system.

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Question: Unclogging Toilet Hooked to Septic Tank

By Billy Hicks 1

Has anyone with a septic tank used the soap and hot water method to unclog toilets? Would this damage your septic tank?

By Billy from Rocky Mount, NC

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By April 187 452 Flag

January 8, 2010

It works and will not harm it. In fact, most commercial products don't harm them either. Just read the label on the container.

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Question: Unclogging a Drain Attached to a Septic System

By Jacqui428 1

Does anyone have any tips for unblocking a drain? It needs to be pretty natural as we have a septic tank (we don't want to kill the bacteria).

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By christopher 5 Flag

December 7, 2010

I also have a septic tank and drain field. I have used sodium hydroxide (lye) several times without problem a could help, but who knows.

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