Had electric work done in my home that required a follow up and contractor wanted more money after fix was made
1. I have a 240 Volt charger installed in my garage, I pay for the full cost of the installation that day after work is completed.
2. The day after I notice several of my potlight dimmers in the basement no longer function. I notify the electrician.
3. The electrician mentions that he agrees to come take a look but if its not his fault wants to charge me a service fee for the visit. I suggest that I wait it out till hes in the area again, to take a look. The likleyhood that 3 of my potlight switches in basement suddenly stop working the day I had electric work done seem very low.
4. 2-3 months go buy (June I did this in) and I am emailing and waiting for him to be able to come take a look.
5. He notifies me yesterday that he can come take a look today. We do not discuss a cost for the visit.
6. He shows up and spends about 45 minutes here, and the issue is a loose wire on the panel, that evidently during the original install was jarred. He explained it was likely not secured previously in his analysis or his work jarred it loose.
7. He tightens the wire and the problem is resolved.
8. He indicates that he wishes payment for the call, citing the wire must have been pretty loose.
Anyways I really liked this guy nice guy, and he knows what he is doing, but this just really soured me on the entire experience. I will gladly pay for good service, good quality, and want my house to be safe, but I am frustrated on a few things with how this turned out.
#1: I waited 2+ months for him to come back at his convenience.
#2: If there was something loose due to the install could this be a safely thing?
#3: I don't really feel that this was not the result of the installation of the new switch. If this was something done by the previous owners or whatever, but the loose switch was right above where the switch with the EV was in. Clearly the work in June caused this.
Kinda sucks because paying him again to complete this job sours me on using him again. I totally get tradesmen have their expenses, time, to manage, but I sat without 3/5's of my basement potlights not working for 2 months waiting for him to come back to check.
Figured I would ask some of you guys your perspective. I agreed to pay him his service fee, but all thoughts of using him again flew out the window. Ironic as we were talking about a 2K plus potlight job while he was here.