Helpful Hints

To assist in keeping your treatment system operating at its best and within the standards set by regulating bodies, we provide the following hints:

AVOID

The use of garbage disposal units in sinks.

Disposal into system of foreign objects (ie. Nappy liners, disposable nappies, napkins, tampons, condoms, plastics, etc.) will block the system.

DON'T

Use strong caustic, alkalis, oils, bleaches, disinfectants or chemical detergents. These items kill the purifying bacteria, cause bad odours and damage your system. (see attached list).

DO

Use bio-degradable detergents; that DON'T contain disinfectants (ie. Chlorine, bleach, benzene or phosphates). Benzine converts to carbolic acid, which is a strong disinfectant.

Spread your washing loads over week, where possible (ie. 1 or 2 loads per day).

DON'T

Exceed maximum design load or subject the system to hydraulic shock loads (ie. Using the washing machines, showers & emptying bath at the same time).

Please note the following lists of products to be used or to be avoided; is NOT intended to PROMOTE or DISCREDIT the product of any company.

IN GENERAL

The treatment system relies mainly on bacteria for treatment, therefore any product used that kills bacteria is harmful to your treatment system. If you wish to use some of the harsher cleaning products we suggest that this is done in a bucket, then after used the contents discarded in the garden. (Eg. Disinfectants - wipe around the surface then rinse sponge/cloth in a bucket of water then discard contents in garden. Same for floor and oven cleaners, wipe as much as possible then rinse sponge/cloth in bucket then discard in garden. Never down drains connected to your treatment system.) Pouring large quantities (1/2 litre or more) of beer, wine, milk or fruit juice into the system should be avoided.

If in doubt or you require any further information please contact our office or ask at time of quarterly maintenance service.

PRODUCTS NOT LISTED

Many other products are labelled "safe for septics". Most of these should not adversely affect the system. If you wish to try a new product and it does not cause smell problems and the water remains clear, then it is probably safe to use.

PRODUCTS TO USE - GUIDE ONLY

  • Add Soft
  • Cuddly
  • Launda
  • Softly
  • Aura
  • Drive Power Liquid
  • Love & Care
  • Somethin Else
  • Aware
  • Dynamo
  • Lux
  • Spree
  • Black & Gold
  • Ease
  • More
  • Sunlight
  • Blue Sno
  • Fab
  • No Frills Detergent
  • Surf
  • Bushland Detergent
  • Embassy
  • Omo
  • Top Wash
  • Care
  • Fluffy
  • Parry's
  • Washing Soda
  • Castle
  • Gow
  • Purlite
  • Woolmix
  • Cold Power
  • Hurricane
  • Rinso


DISHWASHING LIQUIDS

  • Adds
  • Green Apple
  • Kwitcare
  • Sunlight
  • Bushland
  • Home Brand lemon/Pink
  • Morning Fresh
  • Trix
  • Dawn
  • Kit
  • No Frills Liquid
  • Finish Powder (for dishwasher - NOT power balls)
  • Palmolive


SURFACE CLEANERS

  • Bi-Carbonate Soda
  • Nifty
  • Swipe
  • Windex
  • Jiff Cream Cleanser
  • Shower Power
  • Spray & Wipe (in limited quantities)


TOILET CLEANERS

  • Jiff or any cream cleaner


FLOOR CLEANERS

  • use hot water and detergent


PRODUCTS TO BE AVOIDED

ANTIBACTERIAL SOLUTIONS

  • Bio-Ad
  • Napisan
  • Nappy Soft
  • Preen Soaker
  • Bio Joy
  • Nappy Fresh
  • Nursil
  • Toilet Duck
  • Milton Tablets
  • Nappy Plus
  • Pine-O-Clean
  • Tri-Zyme


BLEACHES

  • Domestos
  • Lemon Bleach
  • Marvolinn
  • Zixo
  • Fiesta
  • Lemon Budget
  • White King


OTHER CLEANERS

  • Ajax
  • Caustic Oven Cleaners
  • Floor Cleaners
  • Pet Flea Tick Wash
  • Anti Bacterial Soaps 
  • Down to Earth
  • Green Choice
  • Salts
  • Drain O
  • Anti Bacterial Hair care
  • Hair Dyes
  • Spirits/ Alcohol
  • Bubble Bath 
  • ESP Herbal
  • Handy Andy
  • Swipol
  • Blu Loo (or other toilet cleaners)
  • Exit Mould
  • Vinegar
  • Metho or Kerosene