If you look closely you can see the rare sewer pipe snake. This particular one is about 6″ thick and about 4′ long. As you might have figured out, it is really not a snake just a thick mass a roots that take the shape of the pipe over time. Whether it is a sewer line or the pipes in your septic system, it is a good idea not to surround them with large trees. Large trees equal large roots and roots tend to clog pipes over time. If you need an emergency sewer line repair feel free to give us a call. At this particular job on Cobb St. in Norton, the homeowners were quoted $4600 by a large drain cleaning company and we were able to do the. job for less than a third of their price.