History of Roto-Rooter
In 1933, Samuel Blanc created a funny-looking sewer cleaning machine from a 1/6 HP Maytag washing machine motor, roller skate wheels and 3/8" cable to turn the blades. The device used a combination of special blades or "knives" to cut tree roots out of sewer lines. No digging was required. A year later, Sam's wife Lettie christened the prototype the "Roto-Rooter."
Founded in 1935, Roto-Rooter is the largest provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in North America. In 1980, the Blanc family sold Roto-Rooter to Cincinnati-based Chemed Corporation, and Roto-Rooter moved its headquarters to Cincinnati. In 1986, Roto-Rooter was spun off as a public company, with Chemed retaining majority ownership. In August 1996, Roto-Rooter again became a wholly owned subsidiary when Chemed bought back all outstanding shares.
Roto-Rooter offers an ever-expanding variety of repair and maintenance services to both homeowners and businesses. Our goal is to be the premier provider of repair and maintenance services. As always, we will continue to listen to customers and expand service offerings to meet and exceed their changing expectations.
Roto-Rooter started business in York County in 1972. We have been locally owned and managed since 1977. The current owner started working for the York franchise in 1982, and purchased the business in 1997.
We are a small business that strives to live by the Golden Rule of treating others in the way we would want to be treated.
Our goal is to provide a great service at a fair price. We recognize that if you are calling us, you are probably already not having the day you planned, and we hope to at least make your day tolerable if not better for having met us and using our services.