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RootX Comparison

 
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 sped 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