RootX is a non-systemic, patented
chemical root control formula. This means it only kills the roots
with which it comes in contact, not the tree or plant itself. The
Dichlobenil will not only kill roots, but will also prevent their
re-growth for up to one year. RootX is the #1 environmentally safe,
easy to use, root killer on the market today.
How Does It Work?
RootX is packaged as two dry powder components in one container.
components come in contact with water they create a sticky foam.
This foam fills the entire pipe, coating the roots and pipeline
surfaces with the RootX formula.
RootX leaves a residue above the water
line that continues to kill roots and inhibits new
growth for up to 12 months.
The active ingredient in RootX, Dichlobenil, is applied at
concentrations of .55% or 5500
parts per million. This is 55 times the minimum level needed to kill
root tissue exposed to
Dichlobenil from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Safe and Easy Application
RootX is packaged in convenient 2 and 4-pound jars. Application is
made by a Professional
Plumber or Drain Cleaner. The RootX formula is poured either into
the toilet or outside sewer
cleanout and followed with 3 to 5 gallons of water. RootX is safe to
use when applied in
accordance with the directions for use by a Professional Plumber or
RootX can be used with or without mechanical root cutting equipment.
Some situations such as a root blockage will require mechanical
removal of roots. Mechanical removal is an
excellent short term solution. However, if the roots are cut and
left untreated (just like pruning a tree or a bush), they will come
back bigger and stronger. This process will eventually destroy a
sewer line and require the line to be dug up and replaced. The
replacement of a sewer line would cost much more than an annual
treatment with RootX.
RootX does not contain Copper Sulfate or Metham Sodium which are
both harmful to the
environment and to bacteria/fungi, which normally decompose dead
roots. These two
chemicals also have harmful effects on wastewater treatment plant
combination of chemicals helps promote and speed up the natural
decomposition of the dead roots. This unique ability to perform both
the root killing and
removal function while being environmentally safe is exclusive to