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You may not believe the following but it is true, in spite of all the unpleasent material that travel through your sewer lines, tree roots are constantly and commonly attracted to them.
Usually a crack or loose joint in a pipe will allow vapor to escape towards cool soil. In response the tree roots naturally gravitate towards this in search of moisture and nutrients. They will continue to grow in some cases until they have entirely filled the pipe. The roots will naturally form a type of net that catch anything you send down the line to create irritating clog that will severely slow your drainage system. With the condition that the roots are allowed to advance, they can apply enough pressure to collapse your sewer pipes, ensuring severely constly damage
A great DIY alternative to prevent root regrowth is to use a foaming root killer, that is easier on your pipes and actually avoids root growth. Root killers contain a herbicide that eliminates tree roots at the time of contact and then leaves behind a residue that will discourage any new roots from snaking their way into your pipes. With the condition that you can catch the problem early you should be able to pour the root killer directly into your toilet, following the product's instructions carefully. If you repeat this method a couple of times a year, you presumably will not have any more disturbance with roots in your sewer line.
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