Vaporooter & Grease Release

Your solution for root and grease control!

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If you’re in water and sewer management or contracting, you know how roots in your sanitary sewers are choking the life out of your system. For decades they’ve been filling up the pipes and now you’re the one who has to deal with the blockages and overflows. You’ve tried cutting, which is time consuming, expensive and can actually make the problem worse. You’ve tried other chemicals or contractors, who don’t get the job done either.

Scientific research and more than a hundred million feet of experience prove Vaporooter is the most effective way to rid your system of roots.

Effective chemical root control in sewer systems was considered next to impossible until forty years ago, when scientific research discovered that a combination of metam sodium and dichlobenil make it possible.

Together, the two ingredients create a devastating one-two punch on roots. Metam sodium penetrates root cells, destroying the root on contact without harming the plants and trees above ground. Dichlobenil bonds to pipe walls, joints and cracks to prevent new growth from blocking pipes for years. Numerous studies have documented the effectiveness of Vaporooter when used in accordance with the label.

With over 40 years of continuous use, Vaporooter has a proven track record of success. It all means your sewer system can last longer with fewer sewer repairs. Fewer blockages and overflows. Fewer fines. And fewer midnight calls and headaches. So stop cutting and recutting. Vaporooter kills and inhibits root growth for years with one simple application, guaranteed.

Proof that Vaporooter Works –> Root Decomposition Photo

Click to Read this great testimonial from St. Petersburg, FL

Municipal Sewer & Water Article on Vaporooter

Grease Release

Sewer systems simply weren’t designed to handle the amount of grease pouring in from restaurants, homeowners and industry. Regardless of their design, you’re still expected to keep the pipes flowing, so the grease has got to go.

The BAD NEWS is that your system’s pipe surfaces are porous, giving grease a foothold to hang on and accumulate. The GOOD NEWS is that scientifically formulated Grease Release blasts out grease all the way down to the pores where it clings. These are then filled with surfactants that slow future build-ups and enhance preventative maintenance programs by coating surfaces with a grease-repelling barrier that makes cleaning simpler, easier and more effective.

Unlike other degreasing agents, Grease Release contains no phosphates or hydrocarbons that can harm the environment; instead, it features a unique blend of biodegradable, non-caustic and non-corrosive surfactants.

Use Grease Release without risk – performance is guaranteed.

Click to Read this great testimonial from Baldwin, GA

Jet Commander System

To be used with the Vaporooter Product

If the Jet Set Commander had been around in the 60′s you wouldn’t have a root problem now. This state-of-the-art, patented technology has revolutionized root foaming. A touch screen controller makes root foaming as easy as pushing a button. The computerized system automatically mixes the two ingredients, foaming agent, water and air to deliver exactly the right amount of chemical in a dense foam that fills the pipe, coating every inch of every root.

The Jet Set Commander was designed to be retrofit onto virtually all major jet or combo trucks, and is available as optional equipment for Vactor, jetting trucks and trailers orders. We can also retrofit your current units with a Jet Commander System.

Application of Vaporooter is so easy that, typically, a two-person crew can treat sanitary sewers in a fraction of the time it would take a full crew to cut them.


Grease Release System

To be used with the Grease Release Product

Get the most out of every drop of Grease Release with the metering system. It’s been engineered to deliver the exact concentration for the job at the turn of a dial, eliminating measuring and mixing and, more importantly, eliminating the expense of under-applications and over-applications.


Bio Plugs

Halt the build-up of fats, oils and grease in wastewater systems with a simple, labor-free maintenance program using BioPlug. Grease, as well as sugars and starches, are stopped from forming continuously and automatically for 30 days at a time.

Most products on the market contain high concentrations of enzymes that claim to liquefy grease; however, the grease simply resolidifies to cause the same problem again downstream. BioPlug releases trillions of natural aerobic bacteria that literally eat grease and organic buildup in the sewer lines.

BioPlug contains eight strains of highly effective grease-metabolizing bacteria that accelerate the bioremediation process turning grease into harmless carbon dioxide and water.

BioPlug is available in two unique formulations: BioPlug L for use in lift stations, and BioPlug CS for use in sewer lines. BioPlug products provide time-released bacteria and work without attention for up to 30 days.

BioPlug CS is designed for use in sewer lines, suspended from the underside of manhole covers. As it floats it releases bacteria at a rate that matches the flow of water for peak control of fats, oils and grease.

BioPlug contains no enzymes, surfactants or chemicals, making it environmentally friendly. It fully eliminates grease and oils, leaving nothing behind for further treatment, making it the method of choice for municipalities and institutions across the country.

Click to Read this great testimonial from Fredericksburg, Virginia

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