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ROEBIC 1 lb. Foaming Root Killer
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ROEBIC

1 lb. Foaming Root Killer

  • Protects sewer pipes from pipe-penetrating roots
  • Kills existing roots and prevents new root growth
  • Safe formula won't harm pipes, trees or surrounding ground cover
$19.78 /each

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Put your mind at ease about your sewer pipes with ROEBIC LABORATORIES INC 1 lb. Foaming Root Killer. The powerful dichlobenil-based formula mixes with water to form a foaming solution that fills the sewer pipe and kills pipe-penetrating roots. It also prevents new root growth.

  • Septic system root killer
  • Powerful foaming solution kills sewer pipe roots and prevents new growth
  • Does not harm surrounding ground cover or trees
  • Safe on all types of pipes

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What is the size jar I need to treat a 50 foot sewer line?

Asked by: Terri
On the roebic.com they have a video that states this 1 bottle can do 50'. Which I am surprised at compared to their competitors 2 lb requirement. And they are separated it turns out. Odd I thought they should be mixed first using a mask. They are using 2 flushes of the toilet twice and not even stating how many gallons the toilet is rated at. http://www.roebic.com/videos.shtml#root-killer
Answered by: Packet
Date published: 2016-11-20

Can this product be used if my drain is already backing up?

Asked by: Jana2214
No, this product can not be used in your drain.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-01-19

Is there a certain time of the year to apply this? For example is spring a better time as the tre...

Is there a certain time of the year to apply this? For example is spring a better time as the trees begin growing more?
Asked by: Cort
Hi Cort, Thanks for visiting our site! No, it does not matter what time of year to apply this root killer. It will work at any time that roots are present. It can prevent root growth, as well. Thank you for asking, -Travis
Answered by: Travis
Date published: 2017-01-03

Will it kill the bacteria in my septic tank?

Asked by: pappy
I'd say yes it's possible. The active ingredient is non selective. I'd be cautious with non munciple sewer lines.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2016-05-20
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Customer Reviews

1 lb. Foaming Root Killer is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have close to 100 feet of drain, so I bought two bottles. After pouring the first bottle into ... I have close to 100 feet of drain, so I bought two bottles. After pouring the first bottle into the toilet, I opened the 2nd bottle but I found that the 2nd bottle has a hardened big chunk instead powders in it. I did use a screwdriver to break the chunk and use it anyway. But I am definitely not happy with the fact that the product was not well stored or sealed before sale. Also, I don't know if the 2nd bottle would still work. BTW, I bought and used the two bottles on the same day (01/23/2017).
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great--but occasional bad jar I notice that most people are very happy with the foaming root killer and a few think it's not worth it. I'm very happy, but I can see why some people are not. For the past 4 years, it has prevented expensive calls to the plumber to snake the line. However, not every jar has been as "powdery" as others. Perhaps the solidified ones were manufactured, packaged, or stored in high humidity before purchase? As long as Home Depot will let me return the occasional bad jar, I won't mind the occasional jar being bad. (But if they don't let me return it, I will definitely delete a star.)
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I Used this last week and allowed 16 hours without use while we were out of town. When we got bac... I Used this last week and allowed 16 hours without use while we were out of town. When we got back there had been no change. Not worth $20.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Assume it works This is the second year we've used it. It was easy to apply and we've not had a problem since so we assume it's doing its job.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product We moved into this home 3 years ago and have had back ups at least twice every year. Usually we rent a snake and clear it out. After the line was snaked twice in less than a week, I thought it was time to clean the pipes. I used a line cleaner first and it cleared the line pretty good. I then used the Root Killer and now all of my drains are moving like they should. Since I have no idea when or if theses pipes have ever been cleaned out I will use Root Killer again in a few weeks and then once a year to keep my drains in shape. Easier and less expensive than having a plumber come out or renting a snake twice a year.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ROOT KILLER BEEN USING THIS PRODUCT ONCE A YEAR FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS, HAVE NOT NEED TO CALL A PLUMMER SINCE THEN. PRIOR TO USING I WAS CALLING ONCE A YEAR TO HAVE THE MAIN PIPE FROM THE HOUSE TO STREET SNAKED DUE TO ROOTS. $20 BUCKS IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN THE $ 300.00 I WAS PAYING A PLUMMER EACH CALL. I WAS READING A PREVIOUS REVIEW ABOUT USING PRODUCT AT NIGHT BEFORE BED TIME IVE DONE THE SAME WITH GREAT RESULTS, LETTING PRODUCT WORK WHILE YOUR SLEEPING FOR AT LEAST 6 HOURS. AWSOME PRODUCT!!!
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product Great product. Make sure you apply it in the toilet at night. Have to follow the directions and let it sit in the line for at least six hours. Have had so many people tell me that they have had great results. It treats about 50 feet of sewer line. If your on a septic system it will only treat from the house to the tank.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all-time favorite discoveries About ten years ago, the drain from my house backed up. The plumber found roots filling the drain line in the yard near the street, and for $200 cleared them. This mess repeated the next year, and then 8 months later, then 6 months, then every four months. Most of the time this occurred on a Friday evening; go figure. Besides being a nasty sewerage backup inside, we couldn't run water or flush for nearly a day each time, until the plumber could come out. About five years ago, I tried Roebic foaming root killer. The foaming mechanism to clear the entire pipe sounded promising. I repeat the application in the cleanout (dump the powder and follow it with a 3 1/2 gallon bucket of water) when I go to bed, every 3 months (probably could go longer but it works for me), and have not had another sewer line backup in 5 years! I would hug the guy/gal who developed this product if I met him or her. HIGHLY recommended.
Date published: 2015-02-04
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