We just built a new house. We had a licensed electrician who wired our house back in February. We just got our final inspection and permanent power. To our surprise, our kitchen, living room, and entry lights that are operated by multiple switches don't work unless you go through a tiresome routine of flipping the switches first this way, then that way. When the kitchen light is finally on, if you try to turn it off with one of the other switches, the light has stutters. Our doorbell doesn't work at all and won't light up. In one bedroom, if you try to turn on the light, the breaker trips.
What are my options? I really don't want to call the electrician to come fix his mistakes because I don't have any faith that he knows what he's doing. But it also makes me very angry that I will probably have to pay another electrician to fix this.
The bedroom that trips the breaker is my biggest worry. My brother came over to see the house, and he said that hopefully it was just a bad breaker, but I saw a look pass between him and my husband. Could it be something worse, like something that involves tearing out drywall?
I had a sneaking suspicion that things were not well when I flipped the main breaker after our permanent power was turned on. The labeling that the electrician did was full of misspellings. My poor husband tried to test the light switch in the bedroom that doesn't work with some gadget a guy he works with loaned him. He turned off the breaker to Bedroom 2; the bedroom that doesn't work is Bedroom 1. He had the wrong breaker turned off! I was the one manning the breaker box the night we got our power; I told him it was the second breaker that was tripping. He thought I meant the breaker for Bedroom 2. Fortunately, nothing happened when he used the gadget.
Thank you so much.