Every day the plumbers at Jetset Plumbing clear blocked drains caused by tree roots infiltrating the pipe joints in search of water. These tree roots are so strong that they can even collapse the pipe itself! The photo you can see to the left is a blocked toilet caused by tree roots. Unfortunately there are no preventative measures besides cutting down trees near pipes, which in most cases is illegal and expensive. We always recommend replacing the piece of damaged pipe as it is the most permanent fix and may never experience the problem again in that section of pipe.