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