Septic Care

Having Root Problems?

Root problems can be very annoying and expensive to fix. Fortunately, root problems can be controlled through the use of either Roebic K-77 Root Killer or Roebic Foaming Root Killer (FRK). You will need to choose the one that is right for your particular situation. Both of these products kill invading roots, but they will not "burn or "corrode" the roots out of the system. After the root is killed, it will begin to degrade via microbial action in this bacterial rich environment. It is this action of root degradation which will "clear" your system.

In Septic Systems - If you have either a septic tank and a drain field, or a cesspool and a seepage pit, and you are experiencing root problems; then you should try Roebic.

K-77 Root Killer:

K-77 Root Killer can be used as needed to kill troublesome roots, thereby restoring proper working order to the system. This product works without harming surrounding trees, ground cover, or the natural bacterial content of the septic tank or cesspool. However, if your system has no flow at all, then you should first have the system mechanically cleaned out before treating with K-77 Root Killer. The reason for this is if K-77 Root Killer cannot get to the roots, it cannot kill them. K-77 Root Killer should clear your system of roots in anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. The time it takes depends on the severity of your root problem, and where in the system the root problem is occurring. If you do need to have the system rooted out, wait 3 to 4 weeks after this is done before applying the K-77 Root Killer.
Some of you may need to use Foaming Root Killer. If you have a septic tank and the root infiltration is either in the main waste line (the line that brings sewage to your septic tank) or in the tank itself, then you should use Foaming Root Killer to kill those invading roots. See the discussion below entitled "In Sewer Lines".

Do you have roots that are clogging a sewer line?
If the answer is yes, then you may have a potentially costly problem

If used regularly both K-77 Root Killer and Foaming Root Killer will work to maintain a "root-free" system and help to avoid the inconveniences that result from root clogs such as back-ups and surface break outs.


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