RootX Sewer Line Root Killer
One of the most common causes of sewer line blockages is tree roots invading the pipe. They sneak in through joints or cracks in the pipe looking for water and nutrients. Over time they grow, debris gets caught in them, and this leads to blockages and even backflow.
We love our trees, but not when their roots invade our sewer lines. A blocked sewer pipe isn’t just inconvenient, it’s a health hazard that can be expensive to fix. Left unchecked, the sewer line may be destroyed by tree roots.
If you suspect tree roots may be a problem in your sewer line, ask your DS Plumbing technician about RootX – it may be the perfect solution.
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There’s A Better Way
RootX is a chemical root killer that your plumber uses to treat the pipe. On contact with water, it forms a foam that quickly spreads throughout the inside of the line. It does not block the pipe, and the foam dissipates within 15 minutes. Within 1 hour it starts killing the roots it comes in contact with – and only those roots. The dead roots decay over time and are washed away with your grey water.
Why RootX is better than mechanical root cutting:
- Just like pruning a tree, cutting the roots can actually encourage bushier regrowth.
- RootX works faster.
- RootX has longer lasting results, because it leaves a barrier around the inside of the pipe that discourages new roots.
RootX is guaranteed to keep a 4 to 6-inch pipe free of root blockages for 12 months, and an 8-inch pipe running for 24 months. Once a pipe is known to be vulnerable to tree root invasion, regular repeat treatments are recommended.
If your pipe is completely blocked by roots, your plumber may advise a combination of physically cutting the roots and a RootX treatment to make sure everything is completely cleared and regrowth is discouraged.
A Sewer Line Root Killer That’s Safe for Sewer Pipes and Waste Systems
RootX will not damage your pipes. It is non-caustic, and does not contain standard root killing chemicals like metam sodium, copper sulphate or diquat dibromide. That means it is safe for your sewer lines, septic systems, and municipal wastewater treatment plants.
Amazingly, RootX is Environmentally Friendly
RootX only kills the roots within the pipe that gets treated. It will not harm any other vegetation growing above the pipe in your garden.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has approved RootX for general use across the United States (EPA registration #68464-1). It is also approved for use in Canada.
It is non-systemic, which means it is not soluble enough in water to be absorbed by plants and transported to the rest of the plant. It is also non-fumigating, which means it does not form a poisonous gas.
Only Available from DS Plumbing
You can’t get Rootx at your local hardware store. We’d be happy to assess your sewer line blockage problem, and if it’s a tree root issue we will likely recommend RootX.