If your home is attached to a septic tank, it can be difficult to find the right cleaners for your toilet. You can't use antibacterial cleaners because they'll kill the good bacteria in the septic tank. Harsh chemicals can damage your septic system. Instead of abandoning your toilet, reach for the natural products you already have in your home.

Here is an all-natural way to get your toilet sparkling clean:

Clean Those Siphon Jets

If you've ever watched your toilet flush, you know that there are tiny little jets that spray water into the bowl. Those are the siphon jets and they help push everything down the drain. Those jets can get clogged with hard water and lime deposits. Here's how to get those jets cleared quickly and safely.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Towel
  • Duct tape
  • Vinegar
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Rubber gloves


  1. Turn the water off to the toilet and flush to remove all the water.
  2. Use your towel to dry under the rim of the toilet.
  3. Place a layer of duct tape along the rim of the toilet to cover the siphon jets.
  4. Pour a gallon of vinegar into the toilet tank and leave it to sit for several hours.
  5. The vinegar will flow through the toilet to the siphon jets and soften the hard water and lime deposits.
  6. Put your rubber gloves on.
  7. Remove the duct tape and use your pipe cleaner to clean out each of the siphon jets.
  8. Turn the water back on and flush your toilet as usual.

No More Ring Around The Toilet

Getting rid of toilet bowl rings can also be difficult when you have a septic tank. Here's a quick and easy way to get rid of them once and for all.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Denture cleaning tablets
  • Toilet brush
  • Rubber gloves


  1. Flush your toilet.
  2. Place four denture cleaning tablets in your toilet and leave them to sit overnight.
  3. Use your toilet brush to scrub away the toilet bowl ring.
  4. The tablets will clean and sanitize your toilet bowl.
  5. Repeat the process once a week to keep the ring from coming back.

You don't have to live with a dirty toilet just because your home is connected to a septic tank. Using these simple methods, you can keep your toilet sparkling clean all the time, and protect your septic tank. Keep these supplies on hand to use whenever your toilet gets dirty. To learn more, contact a company like Salinas & Sons Rooter Service with any questions you have.