6. DOING YOUR OWN DEMOLITION – When you watch renovators doing a demo of their project on T.V. it appears to be some exciting event that marks the beginning of this fantastic journey. But doing your own demo without expert guidance is like flying a jet with no training. What if you hit a live wire when you are bashing that wall down, or a pipe full of water because you failed to turn the water off? Don’t even think about removing anything from your home without professional guidance by your side. It is not just about the electric and the water but what if you are bashing down a wall full of asbestos? This is an area for the pros….if you want to help, be supervised but never do this on your own.