January 2015, Vol. 70, No. 1


Rehab Focus: Root Control

Root control by Duke’s Root Control and RootX.

Duke’s Root Control
Duke’s Root Control offers Razorooter II, the only diquat-based herbicide registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for controlling nuisance tree roots in sanitary sewer line collection systems. Razorooter II also received a classification of “evidence of non-carcinogenicity for humans” (USEPA Diquat R.E.D. Facts, July 1995). In 2014 the EPA further approved an amendment of Duke’s diquat dibromide labels to lower the signal word from “warning” to “caution.” Duke’s Root Control does it all. We use the best products, applied by the most experienced crews. Our crews insert a hose from manhole to manhole, preparing to fill the affected sewer pipe with Razorooter II. The foam is then released, compressing against pipe surfaces, penetrating cracks, joints and connecting sewers. Roots are killed on contact, decay naturally and slough away. Duke’s applications prevent root-related stoppages for two to three years. 800.447.6687, dukes.com

Use your own municipal maintenance crews and equipment with RootX to kill pipeline roots – they can treat a 400-foot mainline in 30 minutes or less. The patented RootX formula foams on contact with water to reach the top of the pipe where 90 percent of roots are. Dead roots decay over time, restoring pipes to their full capacity. RootX kills roots using the aquatic herbicide Dichlobenil. It’s non-caustic, non-fumigating and non-systemic, and it contains no diquat dibromide, copper sulfate or metam sodium. RootX will not harm pipes, wastewater treatment operations or above-ground vegetation. RootX is registered for use in all 50 states as well as Canada, and it’s classified as a General Use product by the EPA. 800.844.4974, rootx.com

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