RootX – Chemical Root Control

RootX is a simple, cost-effective and proven way to kill roots in sewer lines, storm pipes and septic systems.

RootX uses an aquatic herbicide. It’s non-caustic, non-fumigating and non-systemic, and it contains no diquat dibromide, copper sulfate or metam sodium. RootX is classified as a General Use product by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Foaming RootX formula kills roots

The patented RootX formula foams on contact with water. The foam acts as a carrying agent, lifting the herbicide to the top of the pipe where 90 percent of pipeline roots grow. Degreasing agents strip away grease and grime so the active ingredient can penetrate the roots, killing the root tissue on contact. RootX promotes bacterial growth to speed the decay and natural removal of roots. The foam also leaves a thin layer of the RootX herbicide on the pipe walls to prevent re-growth.

Enhances Sewer Snaking & Jetting

Mechanical root cutting is an immediate and short-term solution to relieving pipeline blockages caused by root intrusion, Jetting is still the best solution for root cutting.However, cutting roots is like pruning a tree; it stimulates even more vigorous and destructive root growth in the remaining roots. That means new root growth can fully clog your pipe again in a little as nine months.

Treating pipes with RootX not only kills all the roots on contact, it also leaves a thin layer of the herbicide on the pipe walls to prevent roots from coming back. New root growth after treatment with RootX is much slower and less destructive to the pipe.

If this is the first time you’re treating your  line or if it is completely blocked, it makes sense to use Snaking or Jetting to remove the root mass and restore pipe flow right away. However, you can kill any remaining roots in the line and stunt re-growth longer by applying RootX immediately after cutting.

If your interested in treating your sewer lines with RootX please give us a call

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