10 Steps for a Successful Move and Relocation
By Doug Davis
Step 7: Utilities
Turning off or Transferring.
Forgetting to contact your utility company in advance could leave you in the dark or with no running water or phone/cable.
For local moves, let them know your addresses and date of your move. Ask for utilities to be turned on in your new home the morning of your move, and shut off in the old residence at the end of the day. Your new home may have a different utility company even if you're only moving a short distance, so find that out in advance. If you are moving out of state, contact the utility companies in that area and arrange the best date and time of day for your utilities to be turned on.
Have account numbers ready for all your utilities, you will likely be asked for them. Companies on your list to call would include:
If you are no longer using the same provider, you may be entitled to a deposit refund. Leave your new address so any payment can be mailed to you.