Friday, March 7, 2014

What Should You Expect From A Tree Root Killer?

It isn't a big secret, in order to get rid of unwanted tree roots you need something powerful. There are many options out there that use very potent ingredients. However, it is smart to look into these ingredients before using them.

Diquat Dibromide-This is a one of the most common herbicides on the market today. It causes the root or unwanted plant to dry out very quickly and die. However, it can also be fatal to people if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed by the skin.

Sulfate-Sulfate is another very strong ingredient used in root killers. It acts by damaging the cells of the plants, which in turn causes them to die out. It also carries the same risks to humans that the Diquat Dibromide does.

Metam Sodium-This product kills any roots it comes in contact with. It has been shown to have many effects on the body, including reproductive effects and a possible carcinogen.

REX-BAC-T® Technologies, rather than using any of these harmful ingredients, uses Dichlobenil, which is a proven aquatic herbicide. We focus our research on providing our customers with the safest, most natural choices. Dichlobenil is known to have less side effects and yet maintain its effectiveness.

We make it our focus to provide our customers with a tree root killer that is effective on roots yet not detrimental to your health. All our products are created within our controlled lab, so you can be assured you are receiving only the highest grade products!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

When You Set Your Standards High...

There are many root killers available on the market today, and it can be confusing deciding which one is the best for you. Especially when you have a problem and need it resolved sooner rather than later.  Rest assured, there are a few things that you can look into that will make shopping around a little easier for you. 

Reputation- With the internet accessible to almost everyone, everywhere, it is easy to view reviews on most everything. When you get to view real-world testimonials, that speaks volumes. This is a great way for a high quality company to set themselves apart from the competition. Visit the testimonials page at and see for yourself. 

Science- Chemicals are tricky business. You need something strong enough to get the job done, but safe for your family, pets, and pipes. REX-BAC-T® has been in business since 1983 and continues to thrive due to our dedication to the environment and our customers. We use 100% natural and environmentally-friendly products, and employ the most experienced microbiologists, chemists, and production techs to formulate them. 

Customer Service- We offer an e-commerce website that provides a detailed explanation of all our products, as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you prefer to call in and speak with someone, we offer a customer service team that is knowledgeable and available to answer any questions you may have. They are just a phone call away. 

When you purchase from us here at REX-BAC-T®, you can be assured that you are receiving the latest in technology. We offer only the most effective, environmentally-friendly products on the market today.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Prevention Is Key!

Tree roots are pesky business.  They have a tendency to get out of control and cause damage that can be quite costly to a home and landscaping.  Before we can get figure out the best method of prevention, it is wise to get a little understanding of the roots themselves.

On average, tree roots take space in an area two to four times the width of the tree crown.  However, larger roots do not stop growing, and they typically grow outward. The smaller feeder roots die off and and are continuously replaced.  It is getting easier to see how even a well-placed tree can eventually pose a problem to a home, isn't it?

Tree roots can cause damage to your plumbing systems, plain and simple.  The feeder roots take comfort in the sewer pipes below the ground, living off the moisture and minerals the pipes provide.  Before long, they cause a blockage.  A homeowner will realize they have a problem once they notice the back up that is coming up through their drains, because the water is not able to get through the blockage.  Mechanical root clearing in conjunction with a environmentally safe root killer is going to be your best option.

As mentioned before, the older the tree roots are, the larger and further spread out they become, eventually pushing their way into the walls of your home.  This has the potential to cause cracks in the foundation.  If the foundation is not fixed quickly, a homeowner runs the risk of leaks that can lead to mold a whole set of new problems. You want to be using a root killer before it gets to this point.

One of the other main consequences of overgrown roots is the eye sore they cause.  The last thing a person wants is for all their hard work and money spent on landscaping to be overcome with ugly tree roots. Unless the roots are maintained and taken care of with a root killer, this will eventually happen.

"Prevention is the best medicine." RootX® is just the product to do that. It is a root killer that is environmentally safe, 100% natural solution, it is the perfect remedy for those annoying roots. Not only does it go after the live roots, but with the foaming technology it prevents re-growth of future roots, while leaving the tree and your pipes intact.

Check out REX-BAC-T® Technologies for more information!
Monday, November 25, 2013

Ways To Prevent Clogged Lines And Roots Around Your Residence

Are there ways to avoid having roots in the drain line of your house?  Simple answer, yes.  There are things you can do that will help prevent both your pipes getting clogged, as well as roots damaging  up the drains around your property. 

To help avoiding general blockage, be very cautious about what you flush down your toilet.  Avoid flushing diapers, wipes-even if they disposable, any feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and basically anything with a thicker consistency that regular toilet paper. 

The kitchen sink is also a great place to take be aware of what goes down your drains.  Fats and grease, think bacon grease or butter for example, are toxic to our piping systems.  The best thing to do is try to get into the habit of disposing these substances with the proper containers and putting them out with the the trash.

Regarding tree roots, at first inclination that you may have some type of blockage with your drain lines that cannot be fixed on your own, call a plumber and  inquire about RootX® to fix the immediate problem, and rest assured that due to the science behind RootX® you are also protected for the future.  The foaming technology leaves a protective layer within the pipes that prevent regrowth of future pesky roots for up to three years.

By maintaining the lines of your residence using REX-BAC-T® Technologies  products you are able to avoid costly corrective repairs down the road.  Also, have confidence knowing that REX-BAC-T® Technologies  cares about the environment and your property and does not use Copper Sulfate as a key to their solution.  This toxic substance was found to have detrimental effects to the environment, as well as was found to be very damaging to the pipes it was applied to.
Monday, November 11, 2013

Safe For The Environment...And You!

RootX®--intimidating name for an intimidating product. It has the ability to effectively kill the bothersome roots on contact. This may give off the false impression that it is a dangerous product.

RootX® is one of the highest recommended root treatments on the market. With the advanced foaming technology, it is able to only go after target roots, and does not harm any trees or plants outside of the clogged pipes or septic systems.  It is non-caustic, non-fumigating, and non-systemic.  RootX® takes pride in being an extremely effective tree root killer without the use of harsh chemicals such as diquat dibromide, copper sulfate, or metam sodium.

Now that we have established the safety on the environment, what about the pipes and/or septic tanks it is used on?

With the absence of the harsh chemicals listed previously,  RootX® is a safe choice to use on your pipes to get them flowing at their optimal function.  RootX® promotes bacterial growth to speed up the decaying process and natural removal of roots.  The foam also leaves a thin layer of the RootX® on the pipe walls to prevent re-growth.  Based on safety, RootX®  is the easy choice!

RootX is classified as a General Use product by the Environmental Protection Agency, and it’s registered for use in all 50 states (EPA registration #68464-1) as well as Canada. In addition, RootX carries the signal word CAUTION, the lowest chemical hazard rating according to the ISO 3864-2 standard for hazard severity panels
Monday, March 22, 2010

Sewer Pipe Root Removal 101 - Treatments for Tree Root Removal in Sewer Pipes & Septic Systems

Sewer pipes are designed carry the wastewater and sewage away from homes and businesses for final treatment.    However, blockages that occur in pipes can cause backups into homes and businesses or create overflows of raw sewage on residential property, businesses or streets.  These backups or overflows can pose significant risk to the property and health of citizens.

Tree root intrusion in sewer pipes may be the single most destructive element facing a homeowners’ sewer or wastewater collection system.  Each homeowner or commercial establishment is generally responsible for the maintenance of their sewer lines or sewer laterals from the house to the street. 

Tree roots grow in sewer pipes because they like it there.  Sewer pipes contain three essential elements for tree root growth: water, organic nutrients and oxygen. The trees root system is able detect and find these essential elements and creep toward your sewer pipes, septic tank, or septic system leach field.  

Starting a tree root treatment program for controlling tree roots in your pipes is the most effective, cost saving solution to protecting your property and eliminating tree roots in your sewer pipes or septic system.  You also need to know that there are more environmentally safe remedies and solutions that are also non-systemic (will not harm the tree) and safe for all types of plumbing, pipes, and septic systems.

REX-BAC-T® Technologies specializes in environmentally safe products and engineered solutions for treating and maintaining residential, commercial, municipal sewer lines, septic systems, grease traps, wastewater treatment and sanitation processes.  Not all tree root control products are engineered alike.  RootX® Foaming Tree Root Killer formula is the safest and most effective product solution for sewer pipeline root control.  RootX® kills the tree roots on contact and the dead roots system in the pipe decays over time and is flushed out the pipe with normal waste water flow. RootX® foaming root killer is 100% guaranteed to kill the roots invading your pipelines.

Invasive Tree Roots Can Be Very Costly

Did you know that nearly 100% of tree root problems in pipes start at the top of the pipe?  As tree roots look for sources of water the trees root system generally grows deeper in the ground.  Tree roots tend to follow the path of least resistance and detect the source of water vapor in sewer pipes and penetrate through the top of the pipe, usually through a crack or loose joint.  Once the tree roots find access they will grow into and through the opening in the pipe eventually completely filling the sewer pipe with fine hair like roots.

Roots from above ground vegetation can be extremely harmful to your home’s sewer pipes or septic system.  The roots can actually trap material that travels down your pipes restricting or blocking flow or, in some cases, cause structural damage to the pipes.  If not treated, the roots can eventually destroy your sewer or septic system. By applying Foaming RootX Root Killer through a toilet or cleanout that leads to where the roots are growing,  the root killing herbicide and foaming agents are designed cover the entire pipe (from top to bottom) to quickly and effectively treat and kill the tree roots in the entire pipe on contact without disturbing the life of the tree.  An effective root control program will keep your sewer pipes and septic leach field pipes root free, restoring pipe flow and saving potentially thousands of dollars in repair or replacement services. Annual treatments are recommended.