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If you live in a rural area, chances are you have a septic tank. Septic tanks depend on the action of bacteria to break down solids. You can prevent sludge buildup and keep bacteria working hard for you by using this formula once a month.
Mix thoroughly, pour into the toilet bowl, and flush.
By Francene from Bremerton, WA
when we had our septic tank cleaned the plumber told us what he did is to put 11 pkg. of yeast down the toliet an has been doing this for years with no problem.
Thank you so much. I was just contemplating buying something for that purpose. I was wondering, could you use white sugar as well?
Great to know. I need and wonder if it also can be used to EAT tree roots in water/sewer pipes? We have a ton of trees, and several slower and slower draining pipes and brown water coming through the fresh water. I fear the worst and have NO money for
Those small packages of yeast purchased from any grocery store will do the trick--1 pak per month emptied into the toilet. More importantly, make sure you have a filter (a woman's nylon hose attached to the drain hose) on your washing machine water so that non-organic material won't clog your leach field pipes, one of the major causes of septic system failures.
Houston--if you pay (directly or indirectly) for city water, then some, if not most communities are responsible for your pipes to your water meter. Depending on its location, the city could be responsible for insuring that tree roots are not interfering with fresh water pipes. Check with your city's water department to be certain. Sewer pipes are another matter. If you know all your house drains are clear of hair and grease (open/check the sewer pipe trap--the inside one that is closest to the street--is a frequent culprit), then ask the city's sewer dept. if they are responsible for tree roots. They have the equipment to clear the sewer pipes. Good luck!