Septic and Well Systems+Power Washing
Hello, I would like to have my home power-washed. Since the house utilizes well and septic systems, I am mindful of the effects of harsh chemicals. Regarding professional power/pressure washer companies-Is there an environmentally acceptable cleaner that I should request? I know to avoid any cleaners that have bleach . How about the ones that are considered biodegradable? Thank you
Baltimore County Maryland
We found the following information at this Extension link: https://ossf.tamu.edu/frequently-asked-questions/#Question 3
"Do cleaning products affect my system?
Cleaning products may alter the treatment process. When choosing a cleaning product, first read the label:
- "Danger" means that the chemical will kill the microbes; use it rarely or never.
- "Warning" means that limited use should not affect the system much.
- "Caution" typically means that the product will have little effect on the system."
We have found that power washing simply with the jetted water, without any additives can work pretty well.