A If the drain pipe empties onto soil anywhere near plants, you cant use root control products sold to keep roots out of sewer lines. Copper sulfate has been used in sewer lines for many years but copper will contaminate soil if it is put where you intend plants to grow.
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Oct 29, 2006 The container claims it kills roots and is to be used while there is still flow but I wonder just how effectively it does kill roots. Instructions call for anywhere from 2 to 5 pounds to be flushed down a commode twice a year. Will someone with some understanding of how copper sulfate really reacts with small roots in a drain please comment.Get Price
Its made using copper sulfate that is very effective when it comes to the invasive killing of sewer pipe roots without damaging the surrounding trees. It reduces bacteria action, but theGet Price
Zepreg 2 lb. Root Kill is an effective solution for ridding your sewer pipes, drain and septic field lines of shrub and tree roots. Plant roots can penetrate through small cracks and poorly sealed joints of sewer lines. If not controlled, these small roots will continue to grow larger causing breakage, reduced flow, and eventually flow stoppage. Root Kills powerful granular formulaGet Price
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Feb 26, 2007 Home Depot etc. sell copper sulfate crystals for tree roots in sewer lines. Plumbers seem to recommend rock salt for the same purpose. Everyone seems to agree that copper sulfate works better. But does that take the cost into account? Ten pounds of copper sulfate might be a lot more effective than ten pounds of rock salt, but is 10 worth of copper sulfate more effective than 10Get Price
Sanco Industries Root Destroyer 2 Pounds 32 Ounces Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Description. Made up of copper sulfate crystals that will kill invasive septic and sewer pipe roots without harming your tree Root Destroyer will temporarily reduce bacterial action, but will return to normal approximately 15 days after treatmentGet Price
1. Use copper sulfate. Copper sulfate crystals can be found at your local hardware store or garden supply center. These crystals can be used to kill roots inside the sewer lines by pouring onehalf cup of crystals into your toilet, they can travel along the pipes until they come to the obstruction.Get Price
Copper Sulfate Get Rid of Roots and Algae Naturally. Copper sulfate crystals are still used today dissolved in water in a foot bath for sheep to pass through as a prevention and cure for foot rot. School Projects Growing crystals of Copper Sulfate is one of the more common science projects for middle school and high school childrenGet Price
The Zep Root Kill will take approximately 4 treatments for the copper sulfate to dissolve and decay the roots penetrating the lines. Once the roots have accumulated sufficient amount of copper sulfate through crystal or liquid form, the roots will die, restoring flow. Thank you for your inquiry.Get Price
RootX kills roots using Dichlobenil, a proven aquatic herbicide. RootX also contains degreasing agents that strip away the grime on roots, allowing the Dichlobenil herbicide to penetrate the root ends. Unlike other root control chemicals, RootX contains no diquat dibromide, copper sulfate or metam sodium. Is RootX harmful to the environment? No.Get Price
The most permanent solution killing roots in sewer pipes would be to replace them, however, that can be very costly. To temporarily kill tree roots in sewer pipes or drains use a tree root killer like Rootx or Copper Sulfate. Pour it down your toilet or drain and it will kill all the rootsGet Price
Jun 21, 2019 Copper sulfate can be injected into the drain field past the tank to kill roots. However, the full effects of copper sulfate on trees and other foliage is unknown so this can be a risky endeavor. If drain field pipes become so filled with roots that liquids cannot flow through the pipe or out of the perforations, the system will no longerGet Price
The roots may even be growing into the foundation of my home and up into my sump pump. I was wondering if I could pour the copper sulfate right along the fence line to stop the roots from coming into my property. I am really desperate here and I dont know what else to do. I have called the city, an attorney, the health dept., etc.Get Price
Apr 26, 2000 Editor The Handyman on Call column April 12, titled Copper Sulfate Gets to the Root of Problem Within Sewer Line, suggests the use of copper sulfate in sewer lines.Get Price
Try this method to stop the roots from getting in the sewer line. Use a hand operated auger to dig a 212 inch diameter hole into the ground. Then using 112 inch diameter PVC pipe with a pipe cap to drive into the ground. This pipe will be used to insert the root killing copper sulfate crystals into the ground.Get Price
Therefore, you do not want the chemical to stay in the drain, but rather to flow down the pipe to where the roots are. ANY chemical, whether it is salt or copper sulfate, only works while it is in contact with the roots, meaning that if the drain is not occluded, the liquid is going to flow right past itGet Price
Introducing copper sulfate into the sewer line is an effective and easy way to increase the concentration of copper in the sewer water and kill the roots. The usual method is to pour 1 or 2 lbs. of crystals into the toilet nearest the sewer line, then flush the toilet.Get Price
Jul 05, 2017 While looking for who to use for the job I found one that also followed up with a root killing product that they pour down the drain after the job. Then I found the old guy who I used last time, so called him. Great service, I called him at 830am and he turned up at 1100am. It was the same problem 8 years ago with tree roots in the pipe.Get Price
Jun 16, 2017 Main drain for house gets blocked by roots from tree planted over it, took 5 years to do so. This has been a common problem with neighborhood. Builder more often than not plants the required one tree in front yard over or right next to the main drain pipe.Get Price
Oct 19, 2017 Agree. Using both is a good idea. Copper sulfate used the crystals works nice on small and thin roots, the thick ones that grow over time takes a long time to die so might still need some helpGet Price
How To Clear Tree Roots From Drains. Similar to the above 2 options, pour half a cup of copper sulphate crystals into your drain and flush. Repeat the process after 10 minutes. Flush again 23 times to make sure the copper sulphate is getting to the blockage. CONSGet Price
Clears roots from pipes and stops new growth. Will not harm surrounding trees or ground cover. Does not contain copper sulfate. Recommended for severe, reoccurring root problems. Self foams on contact with water. An economical solution to a costly problemGet Price
Jan 30, 2015 Copper sulfate by itself will not solve a more extensive root infestation because there will be little or no flow to distribute the chemical through your sewer. Even if the flow were enough for the copper sulfate to kill the roots, the dead roots are still a blockage problem and will have to be removed.Get Price
Put Copper Sulfate in the drain. It will kill the roots and they will eventually break off and go down the drain. This isnt an immediate fix.Get Price
A If the drain pipe empties onto soil anywhere near plants, you cant use root control products sold to keep roots out of sewer lines. Copper sulfate has been used in sewer lines for many years but copper will contaminate soil if it is put where you intend plants to grow.Get Price
Sep 17, 2014 Add small amounts of Copper Sulfate crystals into your toilets and drains from time to time. Copper Sulfate is toxic to tree roots, and will kill and remove any roots that may have already invaded your sewer line. It is always recommended to speak to a professional rooting service regarding the amount of Copper Sulfate to be added.Get Price
Dec 20, 2019 Copper sulfate is a natural herbicide and will kill off the small tree roots invading your sewer pipes. Flushing half a cup of the crystals down the toilet should do the trick. One thing to note, though, is that copper sulfate isnt safe for septic systems. Rock Salt . Rock salt has a similar effect on tree roots as copper sulfate.Get Price
Apr 13, 2013 One problem with copper sulfate root killers for toilet applications, either septic or sewer, is that the ingredients flush past the roots along with the water. There is a new product called Root N Clean that solves that problem by using water soluble packets that get caught by the roots so that the foam coats the roots after the water hasGet Price
Feb 11, 2014 The company that cleans my drain says they use copper sulfate when they can. Kills the roots but not the tree. Unfortunately for me, my root enters from the top ofGet Price
Eliminate Roots and Plants from your Sewer Lines. Our Root Destroyer is a twiceperyear application for tree and plant roots invading sewer lines. After roots have accumulated sufficient copper sulfate the roots will die and begin to decay and water flow will increase. As the rootsGet Price
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Copper Sulfate Crystals. Some experts recommend the use of foaming copper sulfate crystals, which builds up a poison zone around the pipe. The crystals kill off the roots that try to approach the pipes as well as coat the root masses that come down from the top of the pipe. HyrdoJetGet Price
Oct 05, 2015 Smaller parts of tree roots in sewer lines will not cause a full blockage, but the problem gets worse if you fail to recognize the signs. Gurgling noise from the toilet and slowflowing drains are one of the first warnings regardless of the culprits, obstructed water flow is always worth checking to avoid expensive repairs in the future.Get Price