Local DIY Concerns


          If you're like most of our clients in the Cary, Morrisville, and Apex area, you may be deciding whether to do the work yourself, hire a repairman, or hire a licensed professional. Make sure you are aware of the ramifications of your decision. If you are a DIY type, note that before you start digging, call 1-800-632-4949 three business days before you plan on working. Utility companies will mark underground lines for free. For more information and to watch a video on a safe digging process, go to http://www.nc8u.org/.
           Another good idea is to review the appropriate municipalities' websites to see if a permit is required. For example, projects as small as a ceiling fan might require an inspection in Cary depending upon the circumstances involved. See links to all three government inspection websites to the right of this paragraph. Finally, remember that some insurance companies will not cover a claim if certain projects lack a permit.

Inspection Websites:

Town of Morrisville Inspections

Town of Cary Inspections

Town of Apex Inspections


Unsure if you're thinking of hiring a pro for your next renovation --large or small--give me a call and I'll connect you with a reputable professional in my network. You can also see my list of "favorites" at www.MikesContractors.com


  3 Reasons to Hire a Pro:  
1. Hiring a pro may be less expensive in the long run. A pro has the experience to handle any unexpected issues. Besides it can be frustrating to thumb through instruction manuals and watch how-to videos on YouTube! 2. One entity is responsible for everything. You don't have to worry about the stress of taking on the job; the professional is responsible for the materials, labor and budget controls. If something goes wrong, you only need to call that one person. 3. Better chances of high-quality work. A reputable professional who frequently works on these types of projects will make sure that the work is done to code and to your high-quality standards.