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Friday, July 11, 2014

We Understand You Aren't Looking For How To Kill A Tree


Pesky tree roots can wreak havoc on your sewer systems. Just because you want to kill the roots does not mean that you are looking at how to kill a tree. It is possible to merely kill the intrusive roots without causing damage to the tree.

With the RootX® foaming technology it is easier than ever. Utilizing the herbicide Dichlobenil, the formula kills the pesky roots on contact. This is a great solution for either maintaining your pipes, or in conjunction with mechanical cutting.

Mechanical cutting is when a specialist comes out and manually removes the roots using a mechanical auger. This is similar to a saw blade and is temporarily very effective. However, it leaves the remaining fine roots, and actually stimulates regrowth. This is the ideal time for a RootX® application.

When these two methods are combined, the end result is very effective. When RootX® is applied after the mechanical cutting, the layer that is left behind actually promotes bacterial growth, prohibiting this regrowth.
While RootX® does not contain Copper Sulfate and is safe for all pipes, it also will not kill the tree itself, only the unwanted roots.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Comparison Chart



Since RootX, there have been other root killers that have tried to join the market as contenders. It can be overwhelming trying to decide which product is right for you. The following table compares RootX Foaming Root Killer with the leading competitors. For more information visit our website.




RootX
Mechanical Root Cutting
Other Root Control Foam
Copper Sulphate

Simple





  •     Easy to handle
Yes



  •    Prepackaged for easy application ; just add water
Yes


Yes
  •    Treats residential service laterals and septic systems in minutes
Yes


Yes

Effective





  •    Kills roots on contact
Yes



  •    Guaranteed to keep pipes root-free for 12 months
Yes



  •    Foaming action coats pipe walls
Yes

Yes

  •    Foam leaves a barrier on pipes to prevent re-growth
Yes



  •    Degreasing agents strip away grime to penetrate roots
Yes

Yes

  •    Reaches the top of the pipe where 90% of the roots live
Yes

Yes

  •    Uses aquatic herbicide Dichlobenil
Yes



  •    Promotes bacterial growth to speed root decay
Yes



Low environmental impact





  •    EPA classified as a general use product
Yes



  •    EPA registered for use in all 50 states
Yes



  •    Signal word CAUTION (lowest chemical hazard rating
    according to ISO 3864)
Yes



  •    Non-caustic, non-fumigating and non-systemic
Yes
Yes


  •    Contains no diquat dibromide, copper sulfate or metam sodium
Yes
Yes


  •    Does not damage pipes
Yes



  •    Does not harm trees and plants
Yes
Yes


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers!

Often times we get questions from our customers regarding the RootX® Foaming Root Killer. In this post, we'd like to take the time to answer a few of these. Please visit our website if you have any further questions, or better yet, email us directly here!

     How often should RootX® be used?
We suggest that RootX® be applied yearly. This precaution helps avoid any buildup that could be expensive down the road.

     Does RootX® clog the pipes at all?
No. The foaming root killer works with the flow of water within your pipes, so it does cause any service disruptions.

     How long does it take for the foaming action to dissipate?
It only takes around 15 minutes.

     Is RootX® hard on pipes?
Actually, quite the opposite! The residue left from the foam creates a protective layer within the pipes that promotes bacteria, which is beneficial for septic systems.

     When does the RootX® start working?
RootX® kills on contact and destroys the root structure, prohibiting growth. Over time, the roots will decay.

     How long does an application take?
RootX® treatment can be applied by a professional plumber in a matter of minutes!

As the weather is getting warmer, and we are coming out of hibernation, we begin to do our home maintenance. If you don't have it scheduled yet, call your local plumber for your preventative RootX® treatment!





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. http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/dienochlor-glyphosate/diquat-ext.html

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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulfate

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.  http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway/?pesticideid=48

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.  http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/factsheets/0263fact.pdf

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 http://www.rex-bac-t.com 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. http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/02926.html.  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.