Vaporooter treatment is a method used in getting rid of the roots growing in pipes. These roots cause sewer blockages. Vaporooter is a foam-based herbicide that helps reduce the growth of roots in the pipes within your plumbing system. It penetrates the cell walls of the roots and bursts them. This causes the roots to die and decay.
This treatment is effective and cuts down on the cost that would have been used to remove the roots if they would have been left to grow. Roots that grow inside the pipes damage the plumbing systems and slow down the flow of waste water through the pipe.
An experienced and skilled plumber may use a water jet or an electric eel to deal with the roots. These methods will remove the roots but the problem is that these roots have a tendency of growing back thicker than before. To avoid this, you just need a permanent solution in dealing with the roots. Vaporooter takes care of this problem permanently.
How Does It Work?
Vaporooter contains a foaming agent, contact herbicide and a growth inhibitor. The foaming agent helps in distributing the product evenly throughout the inner part of the pipe so that all roots are reached.
Vaporooter foam destroys the roots inside the pipes and prevents regrowth. The root growth inhibitor attaches itself to organic materials within a treated pipe and sterilizes soil which had roots before.
The treatment is a non- systematic herbicide. This means that it only affects root material it comes into contact with. Using it on your pipes will not harm your plants and trees near the sewer pipe. The foaming agent sticks to the inner part of the pipe including the roof. This ensures that areas of the pipe that are more prone to invasion like the top area are treated.
Before Vaporooter foam application, the plumber uses a high pressure water jet to clean the roots. This is to ensure that there is a good surface contact for the Vaporooter agent to work well. Then, the foam is pumped into the pipe. As time goes by, the roots die and begin to decay. They then drop off and are washed away with the waste water.
Why Vaporooter Is Important:
1. This treatment is economical as the price is pocket friendly.
2. You do not have to do it a lot of times. Once a year is just enough to keep the unwanted roots at bay. However, it is recommended that the treatment is carried out twice every six months for better results.
3. Vaporooter helps in reducing replacement of damaged pipes. This is because there are no mechanical processes included in the treatment. Most mechanical treatments damage the pipes.
4. The vaporooter application process is a simple and does not require a lot of steps to be followed. For this reason, the process takes a short time to complete.
The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Association of NSW advice people against applying vaporooter themselves. If you need the treatment, contact a licensed and qualified plumber to do the job for you. It takes the skills and expertise of a trained plumber to calculate the amount of foam needed to fill your pipes completely in order to achieve the maximum contact with the roots.