My next door neighbor has been in his house about as long as I have -
around 18 years. He just had a 2-day Rotor-Rooter episode with roots
blocking his sewer line. I don't want to follow in his footsteps. Mine
is running fine right now, but I just had two big trees removed that was
cracking my garage and basement floor, so I figure it's just a matter of
time until roots find a weak place in my sewer lines. So I picked up
three (about quart sized) containers of this Copper Sulfate Pentahydride
stuff that's supposed to kill the roots that may have gotten into the
1) Is there a "best" time to put it down the drain? I was thinking that
about the time the trees start budding, that the roots might start up
too, and I have this feeling that growing stuff is easier to kill with
chemicals than dormant stuff. Is this true? Or should I just go ahead
and do it now?
2) It says I can put it down in a clean-out plug (I do have one), or put
it down a toilet. Any thoughts?
3) Does this stuff really work, or did I just waste my $$$? I know the
plumber sold my neighbor a similar product and told him to use it to
prevent a reoccurance.
Thanks to all.