We recently started renting an older house. We were installing a dryer when we noticed we were getting electric shocks when we touched the back of the dryer while it was plugged in.
After some testing, I determined the house isn't properly grounded at all.
I made a maintenance request to my landlord last night, but I wanted to make sure I was correct in demanding they send an electrician immediately.
I found some laws stating the home must be within all applicable building codes, one saying grounding is required for all 240v plugs, and another specifically calling out laundry areas needing grounding.
Am I in the right for demanding an electrician immediately? I consider the home to be unsafe, but I'm not an expert in any regard to building codes.
We are located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.