Can you use InSinkErator with septic tank?

Can you use InSinkErator with septic tank?

You can absolutely have a disposer with your septic system. Not only do we have a Septic Assist Disposer specifically for use with a septic system, but all other InSinkErator disposers can be used with septic systems as well. If your system is using a dishwasher or clothes washer, it can handle a disposer.

Do Septic Assist garbage disposals work?

The short answer is yes, you can have a garbage disposal with septic. Using a garbage disposal will increase the solids in your septic tank. However, there are precautions you can take to ensure that your garbage disposal and septic tank work together and enable convenient food scrap disposal in your kitchen.

Are garbage disposals bad for septic systems?

When you use a garbage disposal with a septic tank, the ground up food particles contribute to the layer of solids that is deposited on the bottom of your septic tank. There is no proof that these additives are useful, and in fact, they can be harmful to the delicate bacteria ecosystem in your septic tank.

Where does the waste from an InSinkErator go?

An InSinkErator food waste disposer breaks food waste down into very fine particles, almost liquifying them so that they can be flushed through your plumbing. Once food waste is flushed through your plumbing, it goes to wastewater treatment where it can yield valuable biogas and fertiliser for agriculture.

What can you not put in a garbage disposal with a septic tank?

8 Things That Should NEVER Go Down The Garbage Disposal

  • Fibrous and Stringy Foods.
  • Bones, Seeds or Pits.
  • Coffee Grinds.
  • Oil, Fats, Grease.
  • Egg Shells.
  • Beans, Rice, Pasta.
  • Potato Peels.
  • Non-Food Items.

Does kitchen sink drain to septic tank?

All drains in the home converge to a single pipe that leads to the septic tank buried outside. When the waste water from your toilet, shower, sinks and washing machine leave your house, it’s combined. When it hits the septic tank, however, it begins to separate.

How often should you pump your septic tank?

every three to five years
Inspect and Pump Frequently The average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years.

Where are Moen garbage disposals made?

Moen also manufactures garbage disposals under its Anaheim Manufacturing Company subsidiary mainly under the Moen, Waste King, and Whirlaway names, as well as under other brand names such as Frigidaire, Kenmore, and others.

What is the purpose of an InSinkErator?

InSinkErator® food waste disposer units use no blades whatsoever. Instead, impellers mounted on a spinning plate use centrifugal power to force food waste particles against a grind ring. That ring breaks down the food waste into very fine particles – virtually liquefying them.

What can you not put in an InSinkErator?

What you should keep out of your InSinkErator?

  • fibrous vegetables (e.g. celery)
  • grease, oil, animal fat.
  • plastic.
  • paper.
  • glass.
  • metal.
  • cigarette butts.
  • packaging materials.

Can you have a dishwasher with a septic tank?

The dishwasher is not affecting the septic tank itself as long as you are using normal quantities of dishwasher detergent. IF choosing between two otherwise equal dishwashers, if you choose one that uses less water that further helps your drainfield.

Is it safe to use a garbage disposal in a septic tank?

Garbage Disposals are Septic-Safe You’ve probably been told that using a garbage disposal to get rid of food waste is going to upset that delicate system. The reality is, it won’t. A garbage disposal grinds food waste to easily flow through a home’s plumbing and into a septic tank.

Can a bio-pack be used in a septic disposal?

Sometimes, a garbage disposal with septic-friendly features will include a bio-pack cartridge that injects additional breakdown bacteria into the waste as it goes through. These bacteria naturally produce enzymes to help them digest organic matter.

Why are food scraps good for a septic tank?

Once there, food scraps decompose faster than other waste sent into the tank. Because food scraps are 75% to 90% water, they add very little to the solids that settle at the bottom of the tank. Studies show that septic systems attached to a garbage disposal don’t require more frequent pumping than those that aren’t.

How much horsepower do you need for a septic tank?

For septic systems, I recommend at least half a horsepower or 2600 rpm. When looking at different disposal models, be sure that they say that they are compatible with septic tanks. Some units may not have this distinction, meaning that you should avoid them if possible.