Plumbers can agree: Tree roots that infiltrate your pipes can cause a massive problem for your entire home's plumbing system. One thing you can do to prevent tree roots from growing in your pipes: Flush rock salt down your toilet. Once a month, pour a cup of rock salt into your toilet and let the mixture dissolve overnight. In the morning, flush the toilet. The salty mixture will come in contact with tree roots and naturally kill them. This monthly habit can go a long way in keeping your pipes clean, healthy and free of any tree roots.
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