Greetings everyone! My home is in Des Moines, just south of Seattle in King
County, Washington. This last Oct 31st we had major electrical work done on
our house by a local company. They told us they would arrange for the
required electrical inspection to be completed - where one of the repairmen
would be present to answer any questions the inspector might have. Since
that time, they have a number of times given us a time range for the
inspection, then did not call and no one showed up. They have failed to call
back numerous times, when they said they would call to schedule a new time.
As a result, as of today, they still have not arranged for the inspection -
most recently saying they'd call us yesterday, and did not.
Two days ago, I finally called WA State Labor and Industries and was told
the the City of Des Moines is responsible for making the inspection of my
home. I called the City of Des Moines, and was told there is no record this
company ever filed for a permit for this job. I apparently have three more
months before the 180 day period the inspection normally is supposed to be
I have a couple questions, which I hope are helpful to others as well:
1. My understanding, based on my phone call with the City of Des Moines, is
that the electrical company that did the work is responsible for correcting
any problems the inspector finds - is this generally the case?
2. What are my options or leverage as far as encouraging the electrical
repair company to follow through with their commitment to schedule the
inspection? I am thinking of calling the Better Business Bureau. Any
Thanks in advance for any information.