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Fen
Will Zero kill tree and roots in sewer pipes

My sewer pipe block every 6-9 months caused by tree roots.
I cannot identify the tree to chop down as there are several around the house. If I pour a solution of Zero down the pipe, will the tree eventually die?

Submitted: 05:52PM, 05 Jul 2010
Answer: Dear Fen,

This is not the way to go to get rid of the the tree roots in your sewer pipe. I think it would be best to contact a plumber who will be able to break up the roots and free up your pipes.

Glyphosate is a product that is absorbed by foliage. The chemical is then translocated down to the roots of the weed to destroy it. It is not suitable for pouring down pipes – it will have no effect at all.

Answered: 03:31PM, 07 Jul 2010

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