Why do washing machines change lives? Well, it is the most helpful appliance in the home because it makes washing clothes a whole lot easier. You just dump it all in there, put detergent, and let it whirl away. It does make a lot of difference when you know that you have fresh clothes to wear all the time. With your busy schedule, you can’t be expected to wash everyone’s clothes and still be able to accomplish household chores. Hours that should be spent in hand washing clothes are now turned into hours spent with your family or for other important tasks that you have lined up for the day. Since you had your washing machine, washing clothes was never a tedious chore anymore but even if you have this wonderful aid in your home, you should still consider the fact that it affects the other components that are connected to your house. One such component is your raised mound system. The washing machine you have is connected to your raised mound system. The grey water adds up to the wastewater that’s already draining into the raised mound’s tank. The increased water load stirs the sludge layer and disperses into the soil absorption system. Clogging then ensues. If left untreated, this would result to the system’s failure. There are also other factors that can cause havoc to a system. Soaps…. What type of raised mound safe laundry detergents are there?
Aside from the increased water load, you should also keep an eye out for the right raised mound safe laundry detergents. The laundry detergents that you should use on your conventional raised mound should be concentrated, liquid, has low or no phosphate, and has low or no surfactants. However, if you have an aerated system, it would be better if you use powdered raised mound safe laundry detergents so that there would be less suds in the aeration chamber. If you use a concentrated liquid detergent, you will use less detergent and no residue that might stay in the raised mound to clog it.
Phosphates and surfactants are more harmful to the environment than to your raised mound. These two substances just pass through the raised mound system and then go straight to the surrounding water systems such as lakes, streams, rivers, and ponds. The surfactants target the gills of the fishes, making them unable to absorb dissolves oxygen in the water. The phosphates hasten the increase of the algae population in the water systems. The algae deplete the dissolved oxygen in the water systems. As you know, algae can function like plants and animals at the same time. Basically, they use up oxygen. Once the oxygen is diminished from the water system, every single trace of life dies. The aquatic environment is then left as a dead zone.
Laundry detergent manufacturers understand the need to have less or no surfactants or phosphates in their products. Here are some of the products that you could try:
o Bi-O-Kleen Laundry Powder
o Charlie’s Soap Laundry Detergent
o Earth Friendly Laundry Products
o Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
o Arm & Hammer
o Amway S-A-8
o Cal Ben Seafoam Laundry Soap
o Fresh Start
o Naturally Yours Laundry Detergent
o Ecover Ultra Washing Powder
o Country Save Laundry Products
o Mountain Green Ultra Laundry Liquid
o Ultra Citra-Suds Natural Laundry Detergent
o Ecover Liquid Laundry Wash Detergent
o Oxy Prime Laundry Detergent
o Mrs. Meyers Laundry Detergent
o Planet Delicate Laundry Wash
o Sodasan Soap Washing Powder
o Planet Ultra Liquid or Powdered Laundry
o Seventh Generation Laundry Liquid
o Ecover Wool Wash Laundry Liquid
o Restore Laundry Detergent
o Seventh Generation Laundry Powder
o Healthy Living Fresh Laundry Concentrate
You could ask your septic expert about the raised mound safe laundry detergent that you should be using. There can be newer products that are out in the market already. Check out the Internet o your local septic or laundry store for more details so that you’ll end up with great results with your clothes, your raised mound, and the environment. We hope this article helped the reader to better understand the advantages of raised mound safe laundry detergents and their effects on septic systems.