Botched Electrical Job, Unresponsive Electrician
July 1, 2014 11:38 AM Subscribe
I hired an electrician to upgrade my service, and I just found some live tube ferrule wiring beneath a bathroom floor (he promised me none of it would be live). What actions can I take against the electrician?
I live in a 100 year old house that still had some tube ferrule wiring when I moved in (all of which seemed to be duplicated by modern wiring...so it shouldn't have been live). I paid an electrician to upgrade my service to 200 amps, pull out whatever old wiring was visible in the basement, and ensure none of that old stuff was live.
The electrician did a more or less okay job, but once he had my money, I couldn't get him to return to fix some minor things he'd done wrong. He stopped taking my calls. One year later, a workman just ripped open a bathroom floor and discovered live tube ferrule wiring. I left the electrician a voicemail. He didn't call back. What would you do? I'm in NY state.
At this point I suppose I'm marginally more interested in punishing him (and alerting other customers about him) than in having him fix my situation. I don't trust him to do a thorough job.