This is very likely. A clog caused by tree roots is especially common in older neighborhoods where there are lots of large, mature trees and clay sewer lines. Even if a tree has been removed, there may still be hidden roots that can cause problems. Our plumbing experts can use professional-grade root control formulas to kill any roots growing in your sewer pipes. These treatments are safe for the environment and do not damage your pipes, septic system, or trees and plants. Annual root control treatments can prevent septic backups and help you avoid expensive repairs. It is also a good idea to have a professional clean out the main sewer line running from your home to the municipal sewer main.