Hey all, I've spent a few hours reading some old posts and various things around the good ole interwebs. We have a root issue in our sewer drain. Pipes are cast iron to the yard and then clay pipes. about 2 months ago we had a drain back up so we had a roto rooter type guy come out and found quite a few roots. He recommended snaking it every 6 months. Last week it backed up again, so this time we called a plumber in case the issue was more severe. They snaked the drain and planned on running a camera a few days later. I wasn't there for the camera today, so this is all relayed from my wife. Looks like the root issue is pretty bad at the joints, but the rest is in good shape. My questions: We paid $325 for a snake and camera. I expected them to clean much of the roots, not just get it to pass water. Was this expecting too much? The culprits (I assume) are two trees in our front yard that the drain runs by. There are a couple other trees in neighbors yards, but not very close to the property lines at all (probably 40-50 feet from the drain line). We're having those two trees removed in the next few weeks. If we remove the trees, kill the root systems, run some rootx, would that be a good solution? Second question - everyone seems to have copies of their drain cam. We didn't get one...is that the norm?