ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Ross Township Fire Marshal John Reubi showed us the paperwork sent to Bernard and Evelyn Sobol Friday because of water leaking all over Amanda Loscar and Dave Rennebeck’s Waldorf Park apartment.
They’ve collected it the best they can, but when it started flowing through electrical outlets, the fire department came in and turned off the power in their apartment as well as another one that was affected.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Wildfire Season: 99 Percent Of Wildfires Caused By People
The tenants say after just 20 minutes management told them their maintenance electrician had deemed it safe and turned it back on.
“There’s always a possibility of a fire erupting if an electrical system is being compromised,” Reubi said. “In most cases, the breaker would be tripped.”
The couple decided it wasn’t safe to stay and told KDKA their story Thursday evening, specifically detailing their struggles with management.
On Friday, KDKA followed up with Lobos Management. That is the company that owns Waldorf Park Apartments, as well as numerous other apartment complexes across the region.READ MORE: Butler County-Based Company Pleads Guilty To OSHA Violation That Resulted In Worker's Death
They denied an on camera interview, but said the information we had was correct and that they are working to remedy the situation.
After checking with the Better Business Bureau, the company’s had 33 complaints filed in the past three years.
“They are a BBB Accredited business and have been so since 2003,” Caitlin Driscoll, with the BBB, said. “They have responded to all complaints filed through the Better Business Bureau, and have resolved those issues.”
Lobos Management has five days to bring in a third party electrical inspector or legal action could be filed.UPMC: If You Are Immunocompromised, Get A COVID-19 Booster Shot