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BBB Accredited Business since 06/07/2011

Desert Rat Plumbing

(520) 982-90652429 S Kevin Dr, TucsonAZ 85748-8154

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 06/07/2011

BBB has determined that Desert Rat Plumbing meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Desert Rat Plumbing's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review Customer Reviews on Desert Rat Plumbing

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 1 Customer Review

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
07/10/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

******* ******* of Desert Rat Plumbing came to our home, and replaced a water valve to the freezer/refrigerator. It was a cheap valve, still leaked.
I had an emergency with the water line that goes to the freezer of the refrigerator on June 19th, 2014. I already had Dependable Services come out to find out the problem, which it was relayed to me my water valve was broken. Using Home Advisor, ******* ******* from Desert Rat Plumbing contacted me and quoted a price for the work ($90.00). He came out within hours, went to Home Depot to buy a water valve, put it in, shut the valve off, collected $100.00 from me without giving me a receipt (other than my check). The next day, Dependable Services came back, and he informed me the water valve was still leaking. My husband shut the valve off. I called ******* ******* back on Saturday, June 21, 2014 to let him know the valve was leaking (it was plastic). He called and said he would fix it. I called him back and told him my husband fixed it with the correct water valve. He said he would send me the money back, and not wanting to make this a big deal, I told him to just send me $50.00. Today is July 2, 2014, and I have not received any payment from ******* *******. Home Advisors contacted him and left a message on his phone twice or three times, in which he never returned their calls. I am in contact with Home Advisors, who stated today they will contact him again on Monday, July 7th to give him time to send a check. During this time, I received another call from ******* ******* that he would send the check on Saturday, June 28th, which it never arrived. His wife called me Tuesday, July 1, 2014, stating they have moved, and their dog ran away, and she would deliver the check to the Post Office Wednesday (the next day). Her phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX. *******'s number is XXX-XXX-XXXX. I also have an address which says **** E ***** ********* Tucson, AZ XXXXX. I am not sure if this is there new address or the last address. I put down the amount disputed as $100.00 as this was the original amount I paid him.

Desired Settlement
I want my money back. I in good faith trusted him and he took advantage of me and makes excuses for his bad manners. What type of business man acts like this?

Final Consumer Response

Initially, ******* and I agreed on $50.00. I told him at the time we talked on the phone that his time was valuable, and he did buy the part, cheap as it was, so I felt if I receive that dollar amount, I would be able to close the issue. Saying that, I think that Desert Rat Plumbing is not reliable, and unprofessional, and I would not recommend his services to anyone.

I consider the matter closed.

Thank you,

****** *******
(see response online).

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 06/13/2011Business started: 06/28/2010
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Arizona Registrar of Contractors
400 W Congress St STE 212
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 628-6345

BBB records show a license number of 267314 for this company, issued by Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Their web address is The expiration date of this license is 09/30/2016.

Type: Contractors

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Type of Entity

Sole Proprietor

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Richard Aguirre (Owner)
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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Desert Rat Plumbing has received 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 Customer Review and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Map & Directions

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Address for Desert Rat Plumbing

2429 S Kevin Dr

Tucson, AZ 85748-8154

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*Desert Rat Plumbing is in this range.


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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
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BBB Rating Value
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A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
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C 2.66
C- 2.33
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D 1.66
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1 star 0-1.49

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