Roto-Rooter Minneapolis: Beware of Unlicensed Contractors Offering Deals

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As damaging winter storms approach, homeowners should take care to select only licensed contractors to make repairs. Roto-Rooter Minneapolis commented on the importance of licensed and insured professionals to properly perform a job.

An article in The Baltimore Sun has warned homeowners to be aware of unlicensed contractors who prey on individuals after they suffer major losses. The article used the aftermath of the recent Hurricane Sandy as an example. Roto-Rooter Minneapolis agrees consumers should remain vigilant as winter weather ramps up. During these months, frozen and burst water supply pipes are common repairs best left to the professionals.

The article suggested a red flag should arise if a contractor offers to do a job at a price significantly less than that of most other competitors in the market. Work performed at highly reduced rates is often subpar and results in additional expenditures down the road. What is worse, individuals pretending to be licensed contractors have been known to take customers’ money and never return to complete a job.

In a statement to the press, Roto-Rooter Minneapolis commented: “Roto-Rooter employs licensed and insured plumbers and technicians to complete all repairs, maintenance work and installations. Customers who choose Roto-Rooter can rest assured they will receive high-quality and efficient service. Furthermore, our company backs all parts and labor with a written guarantee.”

The article provided a number of suggestions to consumers in regards to choosing a qualified contractor. Reputable contractors are always willing to provide written estimates before starting work. Customers should compare a few different prices to get an idea of what the project will cost across the board.

Before the work begins, the article recommends both the customer and chosen contractor sign a contract. Payment should only be provided after both parties have signed the agreement. To avoid finding oneself in a situation where budgeted money has been given to a contractor only to find the worker has gone absent, pay no more the 1/3 of the contract price as a deposit.

Governing bodies vary from state to state. The article recommended concerned consumers should contact their state Department of Labor or similar office responsible for overseeing licensing. By accessing a government site, many states also allow residents to check to see if complaints have been filed against a contractor.


Roto-Rooter Minneapolis is a proud member of the largest plumbing repair and drain service company in North America. Since 1935, Roto-Rooter has remained committed to providing superior plumbing services to homeowners and businesses alike, utilizing innovative technology and high-level knowledge of plumbing and construction. The company is proud to offer an array of services to its customers, and to give each client the peace of mind that all plumbing maintenance and repair issues are being handled professionally and expediently.

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