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Content

All content on RenovateDSM.com is the opinion of the author and shall be used for general information purposes only. Articles and posts may include errors and/or omissions of information that are critical to a safe, complete, and successful project.

RenovateDSM.com and the Des Moines Rehabbers Club provide this web site as a service to building owners, enthusiasts, and renovation professionals. The RenovateDSM.com web site is dedicated to providing an opportunity for users to exchange ideas, provide information, and facilitate general dialogue and opinions. Accordingly, content appearing on the RenovateDSM.com website does not necessarily reflect the views of RenovateDSM.com, the Des Moines Rehabbers Club, its members, organizers, and volunteers. RenovateDSM.com, the Des Moines Rehabbers Club, its members, organizers, and volunteers do not assume responsibility or liability for the materials found on the RenovateDSM.com website, nor for any claims, damages or losses resulting from any use of this service or the materials contained therein.

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Comments, articles, photos, and contractor referrals posted to RenovateDSM.com remain the intellectual property and responsibility of the author. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting test, comments, or images (“Submission”), users grant RenovateDSM.com and the Des Moines Rehabbers Club permission to use the Submission in connection with the operation of their organization and internet web site including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat the Submission; and to publish your name in connection with the Submission.

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Renovation Safety and Outcomes

Knowledgeable people often disagree on the “best” way to perform even the most mundane of renovation tasks. Renovation is a complex process.  Renovators should always refer to multiple sources of information before undertaking any activity at which they are inexperienced. Failure to follow generally accepted construction safety practices, even if not explicitly stated on this web site, may result in serious injury, death, and/or damage to property.

By utilizing or referring to any content on this web site as part of a renovation project, the user warrants that he or she understands the inherent risks in renovation, and assumes all liability for injury, death, and/or damage to property incurred as a result of explicit or implicit advice on this web site.

That said, there are many activities that even an inexperienced renovator can undertake safely and effectively. As you decide which tasks to take on, carefully judge your skill, available time, and patience level. Overestimating your ability to tackle a new and difficult task can have a lasting negative impact on your project and your overall satisfaction with the renovation process.

Even when there are tasks you cannot perform yourself, take the opportunity to learn from your contractors. Ask them to explain the whys and hows so you can better understand the way your house is put together.

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