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2 lb. Root Kill

Zep 2 lb. Root Kill is an effective solution for ridding your sewer pipes, drain and septic field lines of shrub and tree roots. Plant roots can penetrate through small cracks and poorly sealed joints of sewer lines. If not controlled, these small roots will continue to grow larger causing breakage, reduced flow, and eventually flow stoppage. Root Kill's powerful granular formula dissolves these pipe-clogging elements on contact without harming the target tree or bush.
Overall rating:
4.857 / 5
4.9
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5
(7 reviews) 7
Open Ratings Snapshot
100%of customersrecommend this product7 of 7reviews
Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
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100%of customersrecommend this product7 of 7reviews
Customer questions and answers:
1 Question | 1 Answer
Customer reviews for 2 lb. Root Kill
Review 1 for 2 lb. Root Kill
Yazsgranny
from Inkster, MI
Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Zep Root Kill

PostedJanuary 23, 2014
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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.
Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality, Good Size & Weight
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 2 lb. Root Kill
DallasGardener
from Irving, Texas
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

This'll Work

PostedFebruary 8, 2014
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In the past, I have had the plumber's out at least once a year to rooter my main drain line for blocks from tree roots. I have started using this product on a regular schedule to help eliminate that annual $135 + bill and save myself a little stress from backed up drains till the plumber can get there. I haven't seen that any plants have been hurt from this yet and I will do another review if that changes, but so far this seems a good product. I don't know how it could be easier to use, I just pour it into the cleanout.
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 2 lb. Root Kill
PSHome
from MI
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Annual treatment

PostedJanuary 4, 2014
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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.
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 2 lb. Root Kill
TanyaSmith
from Erie Pennsylvania
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

This stuff is awesome

PostedDecember 6, 2013
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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.
Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality
+13points
14out of 15found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 2 lb. Root Kill
Tony
from Los Angeles, CA, USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Works if used correctly.

PostedSeptember 12, 2012
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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?
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
+37points
37out of 37found this review helpful.
Review 6 for 2 lb. Root Kill
Kay94
from Del Mar, CA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

WORKS FOR HORSE HOOF THRUSH

PostedJanuary 2, 2014
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Dilute with water or vinegar to kill thrush.Pack central sulcas with cotton. Soak with blue liquid.
-1point
1out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 2 lb. Root Kill
Jabo
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Cheap, Effective, Easy to apply.

PostedApril 10, 2012
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Bought 2 bottles pour them in increments before Easter vacation on a bubbling toilet. Comes back from vacation 2 days after, bubbling are gone.
+15points
35out of 55found this review helpful.