If you are the proud owner of an older house, this may well be a problem that you are familiar with: invasive roots that cozy up in your drainage pipes looking to reap from the beneficial nutrients in the waste. This can eventually cause one nuisance after another for your drainage system.
In the best case scenario, the roots will only decrease the volume of sewage that can flow down the pipe causing some mild backups, while in the worst case scenario the roots will completely block the pipes and necessitate their replacement.
How Does Vaporooter Work?
Vaporooter is the usage of a laboratory-designed chemical foam treatment to kill any unwanted roots that may find their way into your sewage drainage systems. The chemical is poured down a drainage opening such as the toilet and flows down and into the sewage system where it has a corrosive effect on any roots it comes into contact with.
Because of its corrosive properties, vaporooter must be handled by a professional authorized by the relevant producing company in addition to the Environmental Protection Authority guidelines. If you must apply the vaporooter personally, the utmost care must be taken to ensure that it does not come into contact with your skin or eyes.
With that said, here are a few of the reasons why frequent Vaporooter treatment will benefit your home:
1. A Stitch in Time Saves Time and Money
Instead of waiting for the nuisance to turn into a major problem, constantly comforting yourself with the hopeful idea that the roots will grow elsewhere after some time, solve the problem now. If left unresolved, the problem of invasive roots will do much more than lead to a minor sewage backup!
It will compromise the integrity of your pipe network and may even completely shatter it leading to sewage pooling in the soil around the damaged area. In addition to a rather pungent smell, the soil will also be severely waterlogged.
2. Vaporooter Cares for the Environment
Unlike most other corrosive chemicals in the market, vaporooter chemical kills the portions of roots that invade the sewage system while leaving the rest of the tree or plant intact and unharmed.
Vaporooter chemicals also have no effect, short term or otherwise, on the health of your land adjacent to the sewage pipes. Vaporooter is in strict compliance with the Australian National Waste Policy of 2009.
3. No Adverse Effect On Your Pipes
The Vaporooter chemical may be tough and unforgiving on any roots unfortunate enough to find their way into your pipes, but it has absolutely no effect on the inside of your pipes regardless of whatever material they are made of. The chemical may kill off beneficial bacteria in the pipes but these will grow back and thrive eventually, while the roots will not.
4. Slows Down Future Root Growth
The vaporooter chemical has a lingering effect in your sewage system. It will make tree roots “think twice” before attempting to once again invade the sewer system.
Any Known Disadvantages?
Vaporooter chemicals may kill off beneficial bacteria found in the sewer system that helps breakdown waste matter. Furthermore, if applied against instructions it may have a harmful effect on the environment.