Caring for Your ATU
10 ABSOLUTE DO’S & DON’TS AT HOME FOR A HEALTHY ATU AT HOME
You can also download our Do’s and Don’ts info card and keep it handy at your place.
Do use common sense. Only use your toilet to flush what it was intended to flush.
Don’t put food scraps down the sink. Do use a sink strainer in the kitchen.
Don’t dispose of paint, ammonia, fats and oils, alcohol (including the dregs of your wine glass!). Do put fats in the bin.
Do return unused medicines to the pharmacy.
Do not flush cotton buds, sanitary wear, baby wipes, paper towels and “flushable” wipes.
Do keep your loo door closed so little people aren’t tempted to see what happens when they flush a toy!
Don’t pour perfumes or essential oils (e.g, antibacterial oils like eucalyptus, tea tree oil and lavender in pure form) down the drain.
Don’t use harsh cleaning chemicals in your household. Use low sodium, low phosphorous or phosphorous-free detergents where possible.
Do look for products with septic system friendly labels.
Do use our approved cleaning and remedial products to ensure a positive pro-biotic environment in your ATU.