If you have a blocked pipe or sewer, one of the more unfortunate and harder to manage causes is blockage from tree roots. Tree roots may grow around the pipe, damaging the pipe and eventually leading to the pipes collapse. If this happens, it can be difficult to fix and replace. We here at Plumber Man have the experience and industry knowledge to solve this problem, with the help of a vaporooter.
A vaporooter is a machine that dispenses a foam, this foam being made up of a variety of herbicides that is placed in sewers in an attempt to destroy tree roots and act as a deterrent for further sewer destruction by tree roots. You can be ensured that only the tree roots targeted within the sewer or pipe, plus a very short distance outside the sewer or pipe, are affected by the vaporooter. All trees and vegetation above the ground are not harmed in any way by the herbicides. Effectively, a vaporooter results in the unblocking of drains or sewers by destroying tree roots, however the tree itself and base roots are not damaged. Plumber Man utilises a herbicide foam formulation which contains:
A herbicide which gets into root cell walls, ruptures them and then causes the tree root to quickly die and decay away.
An environmentally friendly chemical known as a ‘root growth inhibitor’, which attaches to tree roots in an attempt to stop further root growth for around 3 years.
A special chemical blend which allows for the foam to penetrate the roots by removing any slime or grease.
A foaming chemical which strengthens the vaporooter and provides for a more durable blend, it also provides for maximum contact and absorption by the roots.
And most importantly, the foam is 100% environmentally friendly and wont damage anything besides what we aim to get rid of.