How to Remove Tree Roots from a Septic Tank

A septic tank, which is the most important part of a septic system, is a large, underground, concrete tank which is used chiefly in suburban and rural properties as a personal sewage facility. Household waste water from toilets and drains travels through pipes and enters one end of the tank. The waste water decomposes through antiviral activity prior to exiting the cylinder’s opposite end and also moving to a filter process. Since a septic system takes up a large part of land, usually it is near tree roots and other underground crust. Attracted into the water at a septic tank, tree roots frequently enter the tank through its drainpipes or cracks in its concrete, creating blockage and other potentially toxic issues. The tree roots can be removed using one or more methods.

Eliminate all tree roots clogging the drainpipes that run into the septic tank by using a plumber’s snake. A plumber’s snake is a long, flexible auger. It can break tree roots into small pieces, permitting them to pass through the pipe, which clears the pipe.

Flush 2 pounds of granular copper sulfate down the toilet for every 300 gallons of water which the septic tank holds. Copper sulfate kills and dissolves tree roots since they absorb the tank’s water. After entering a tank, the vast majority of copper sulfate settles in tank, and small passes to the leach bed line.

Pump the water from the septic tank with the assistance of a septic system professional. After the tank is pumped, then use a plumber’s snake to remove the tree roots which invaded the tank and drain lines. Don’t physically enter the tank without proper ventilation since fumes from the tank can cause death.

Eliminate large trees growing within 30 feet of the septic system. Also remove as much of the trees’ root systems as you can. Trees must be at least 50 feet from the septic system.

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