Your septic system relies on the activity of bacteria in your septic tank to break down waste. Harsh chemical cleaners in your home — especially in sinks, toilets, and drains — can kill these bacteria and interrupt the process. To avoid this issue and practice good septic tank care, use these five essential oils for cleaning instead.
Essential Oils for Cleaning Your Home
Lemon and wild orange oils are known for their fresh, invigorating scents. These extracts effectively cut through unpleasant odors, disinfect surfaces, and even fight grease. Use them on surfaces like wood, stainless steel, cloth, and carpets.
2. Tea Tree
One of today’s most popular essential oils, tea tree oil kills microbes of all kinds, including viruses, bacteria, and mold. Use a spray bottle to clean showers, toilets, sinks, and countertops. Be careful to dilute it with water since its unadulterated form can irritate skin and cause blistering.
This is another antibacterial choice with a pleasant, soothing smell. While lavender oil is a regular choice for aromatherapy diffusers, you can also use it to wash dishes or clean clothing.
Besides killing germs, this oil can help allergy sufferers by fighting off dust mites. Add the oil to loads of laundry, along with your choice of detergent, for a refreshing, distinctive scent.
Floor cleaners have contained pine oil for decades. It doesn't just kill off fungus and bacteria; it also helps maintain a glossy finish on hardwood floors, keeping the wood in beautiful condition.
For more help caring for your septic system, choose Cox's Septic Service Inc. in Corbin, KY. Serving Whitley, Knox, and Laurel counties, they offer septic system installation, cleaning, and repairs at affordable prices for both residential and commercial clients. They will take the time to talk with you about your system and teach you the best ways to keep it running smoothly. To make an appointment, call (606) 528-4782 or send them a message online.