June 04,2019

Can Rock Salt Kill Tree Roots in a Sewer Line?

Trees can be very resilient in nature, they can detect moisture and grow along it's path and this can cause serious problems for property owners who have aggressive trees in their yards. Since sewer lines are normally located underground, tree roots can easily locate them for their source of water. Any damage along the sewer line will be the ideal gateway for tree roots to find their way thus creating damages that are severe to repair. If you notice that a tree root has infiltrated through your sewer line or there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system, please contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown.

Will Rock Salt Kill Tree Roots Damaging Your Sewer Line?

In a bid to stop the growth of tree roots through sewer lines, you may be tempted by some quick fix options such as adding rock salts. Unfortunately, you may not want to know that rock salt can actually cause more problems than it can solve.

Though rock salt will kill tree roots on contact, it can be pretty difficult to flush the solid rock salt down your sewer line. When rock salt is not flushed down the sewer line, it can create a blockage and that can trigger a backup of fluids in the sewer lines. If you choose the liquid version of rock salt, it may actually bypass the tree root without making enough contact to kill off the roots. The liquid rock salt can be a great preventive measure against the aggressive growth of tree roots in the sewer lines. For the most effective solution please contact a certified technician at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown.

Are Foaming Root Killers Effective Against Tree Root Damages in Sewer Lines?

The foaming root killer is an ideal alternative to the rock salt when it comes to preventing tree roots from causing damages to sewer lines. When a foaming root killer is used, the foam will slowly fill up the inside of the sewer line, thus killing any tree root that might have made it's way and flushing them down the sewer lines. Keep in mind that this is not a quick solution as it may take several months to get the roots flushed out of the sewer lines.

One of the disadvantages of using the foaming root killers is that permanent cracks could eventually form causing a burst in sewer pipe or a sewer backup.


Get 100% Reliable Sewer Line Tree Root Removal from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown

Nothing compares to hiring a certified plumber to remove the tree roots from sewer lines. It is effective, more reliable and does not cause any damage to your sewer lines.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown has been offering a complete and guaranteed tree root removal from sewer line services for several years. Rock salts and Foaming root killers cannot provide the efficiency that our certified plumbers provide. If you want to avoid the side effects of using common solutions such as Rock salt and Foaming root killers, please contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, today!

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