If you feel your drains are sluggish or perhaps you’re hearing some strange sounds coming from them when you carry out tasks like flushing your toilet, then it’s highly likely that you have tree roots in your sewer line. If left unattended, this may lead to a real problem which will definitely cost a lot of money to fix. Therefore, it’s always smart to take care of this issue before it gets out of hands. In this guide, we’re going to take you through some of the procedures you can implement to get rid of tree roots from your sewer line. Let’s take a look!
- Through the use of rock salt. Rock salt should not be mistaken for table salt or coarse sea salt. These are what people throw at icy side walks and can be gotten at any local hardware store. It can be used for the removal of small tree root. To do this, simply flush some amount of rock salt down your toilet about 1/2 pound at a go. Upon flushing down the last batch, do not turn on the water for at least 12 hours. This will allow the rock salt time to sit in the pipes and make the environment totally harsh to the tree roots.
- Through the use of a foaming root killer. Another effective way to remove a small tree root from sewer pipes is by using an herbicide which doesn’t only kills root but also prevents them from growing back due to the fact that it leaves behind a residue that tree roots don’t like. This can be gotten at a local hardware or home and garden store. To use this, you simply have to follow the instructions on the label.
If you are not sure or if these methods don't help then getting a professional to fix the problem is your next step.