How to Treat for Roots in Sewer Lines

Written by nicholas wyatt
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Treat for Roots in Sewer Lines
Tree roots, seeking water, can invade your sewer pipes. (Old Tree Roots image by Andikong from Fotolia.com)

Roots can clog your sewer lines when you have trees in close proximity of your house. Tree roots are drawn to the cracks in your sewer pipes in search of water and nutrients. Once the roots get into your pipes and are surrounded with nutrients, the roots grow and clog your sewer lines. You can remove tree roots from your sewer lines by using a root-removing powder.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Root-removing powder or gel
  • Water

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Use a foaming root cleaner such as the root killer at the REX-BAC-T website (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Remove the cap off of your backup water pump outside.

  3. 3

    Pour a solution of the root-removing powder as directed into the backup water pump outside.

  4. 4

    Pour three gallons of water into the backup water pump following the root remover. Replace the cap on the backup water pump. The root remover will remove the roots in your sewer lines.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.