Q: How do I find an electrician's insurance company if he will not provide it? Damage was done and need to know next steps.
Electrician performed an electrical service upgrade to 200 Amps without pulling a permit. Also, when approached about damages that he caused to my hardwood floors since he refused to take shoes off or work with booties, he denied liability and just walked off the job, keeping my initial down payment, and left my house with lead paint debris all over, dust and pieces of the wall all over the house, soot all over many walls, many areas of the house without running electricity, and several open electrical sockets, and my kids' room completely hazardous and out of service. It was my weekend of Summer vacation with my toddler twins and I had to live in this hazardous home with them during that time. Electrician will not provide his insurance carrier information. What would be the best course of action?
A: Hire an attorney and file a lawsuit
A: In PA there is a Home Improvement Consumer Protection Law. First I would check to see if the electrician is registered with the state. If he is then you know his insurance information and other information. If he is not, then submit a complaint to the PA Attorney General's office through the website on the law. Here is a link to further info on the law: http://www.hicpacompliance.com/hicpa.aspx. Good luck.
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