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My article as published in Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Florida reaching more than 250,000 people, printed Sunday, February 24, 2008. Look every Sunday for my column in the Home Section. With Power Comes Responsibility We all take electricity for granted. We grew up always h...
February 17 thru 23 is National Engineers' Week, about which President Bush wrote: "By harnessing the power of technology and science, engineers help transform and enhance the quality of life for people around the globe. Their work spurs innovation in many important areas, such as manufacturin...
Your best investment in '08 guaranteed: A Mitigation Verification Inspection. So far, 2008 has not been a happy new year for my wife and me. The value of our home and stocks have decreased, and our taxes and insurance have increased. Sound familiar? Discouraged homeowners take heart, there ...
Play it Safe, Avoid Electrical Ambush The winter of 1968 was bitterly cold outside Chicago. I was four years old and playing on the dining room floor with an erector set while Mom seared grilled-cheese sandwiches on the stove in the kitchen. The wooden floorboards were frigid from co...
The following article was written by me and published February 10, 2008 by Scripps Treasure Coast newspapers in Florida.AVOID ELECTRICAL AMBUSHThe winter of 1968 was bitterly cold outside Chicago. I was four years old and playing on the dining room floor with an erector set while Mom seared gril...
The folloiwing article ran in January 2008 in Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers:Home Maintenance & Hurry-up LivingGrowing up, our house was like a mall food court with non-stop eating, kids yelling, strangers popping in, and people sleeping in chairs. My folks worked hard and gave up all their t...
Greg Bertaux, P.E.Professional Home Inspector & Licensed Engineervisit IMHomeInspector.com This article ran in January 2008 Scripps Treasure Coast NewspapersAttics - Important but Hazardous The attic in my grandmother's turn-of-the-century home was full of wonder for a curious boy. It ha...