Tree roots in drain pipes can cause a terrible mess. If you have trees around your home, sooner or later you will have this problem. However there are some ways to remedy this problem. Some people think cutting down a tree will stop the problem. But cutting down the tree devalues your property and does not get rid of roots once they are in the pipe. You can have the pipe inspected with a video camera to determine if that is the cause. The roots can ten be removed by a chemical foam, or a cutter that is placed into the drain.