Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Calbo A blessing in disguise
I have a 30 yr old pine tree on my porch that's been causing problems with my sewage. I noticed my toilet and bath tub drains would constantly back up. Sometimes my toilet bowl would overflow whenever I took a shower. I didnt want to call any plumbers cuz i knew I would paying alot out of my pocket. So i did some research on products that would help get rid of those nasty roots. I decided to give this a try 3 months ago. Low and behold this stuff works. It took awhile, but noticed the results and my drains are finally flowing free with no backups. I will definitely be using this product at least once a year to keep those roots from coming back...
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yazsgranny Zep Root Kill
My home does not have one tree on the property but the homes on both sides have huge, beautiful trees that are about 100 years old. Because I am forever hiring plumbers to relieve my sewer lines (3-4 times per year) from the roots, my handyman suggested I try Zep's Root Kill. Root Kill is a miracle worker it clears the lines without killing the trees. I'm going to use it right through the spring growing season. The drains are already running much better. I plan on stock-piling this stuff. Sure beats the price of the plumbers. I would recommend this to anyone that suspects that they may have a tree root problem.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1bigred good buy
I put in pipe opening and let it do its job. had no problem , drain started working fine .
December 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gerg A must if you have an older sewer line with roots getting in at the joints
My home was built in the 60's and the 150' main sewer line has seen better days. I had the line cleaned out when we moved in and I thought I would be good for a while. After about 4 years it backed up again and I spent another small fortune having a plumber come out and cut out the obstructions. Now I use this twice a year and I don't have to worry about my sewer backing up into the house. I know I have to fix the main line but now I can save for the cost and plan when I want to do it.
July 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PSHome Annual treatment
I leave in a very wooded area where many neighbors require their drain tile and/or sewer pipes to be roted every few years. I"ve been using ZEP root killer for about 4-5 yrs. I utilize it 1/yr in the early spring...just dump some into my drain tile and also some into the basement toilet as per the directions. Haven't had any issue with my drian tile nor had to make any calls to a plumber.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TanyaSmith This stuff is awesome
After having 2 plumbers at my house at the same time, we found that our problem was not even one that they could fix. I received a bill from them for almost $ 300. combined! (The first plumber didn't have large enough equipment and he recommended we call in a 'nationally known' company) Still neither could fix the problem because of an old sewer piper that angled funny under the ground. We found that our recurrent sewer backup problem was tree roots that invaded the sewer line. I was shocked to learn how damaging tree roots can be to a sewer line, but the roots search out water (moisture) and sewer lines definitely have that...so they will poke right through the pipe. Tree roots can travel underground for quite a distance away from the base of the tree. This product works wonders..and is much cheaper than calling out a plumber or two! ..and talk about easy..you just flush it down the toilet! I would recommend to use this product again after a few years (the roots naturally tend to grow back into the pipe) so that you don't have the problem again. You will know if its happening again if you start to notice the drains clogging up for no aparent reason.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hayviator Twice a year keeps our system happy
We've got a known area of root intrusion that is going to be VERY difficult to access and repair. We've been using this twice a year since the rest of the line was cleaned-out 3 years ago and haven't had the roots take over again since. Very pleased.
July 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Works if used correctly.
This product is most effective right after the rooter tool has been used to clear the lines of any roots. Those cut roots are now exposed and this product will have better penetration to finish the job. Apply it through the trap or toilet but don't flush it with too much water. It has to sit in the pipe to work.
As for that other review: A bubbling toilet?
September 12, 2012