prepare to move, notify all of your utility companies as soon
This will ensure that service to your new residence will not be
Following these tips might also prevent you from receiving a bill for
you did not use.
Electric, Natural Gas, and
- Call your electric, natural
wastewater companies to request termination of service at a specific
on a specific date. Keep a record of the date, time, and the name
of the utility representative who took your order.
- Be sure to call your utility
enough to ensure that service to your old residence will be terminated
and service at your new residence will be initiated on time.
wait until the day before you move.
- Make sure the utility
address and that you have filed a forwarding order with the United
States Postal Service.
- Request a final reading on
natural gas, and water service to be sure your final bill is accurate.
- Make sure that each utility
a final reading for the previous resident's service at your new
assume that, if the
or water service is on at your new address, that it is okay to use the
service. Make sure that you have service established in your name.
- You may be able to keep your
number. Contact your local telephone company well in advance of
move to determine if you can keep the old number and just transfer the
service to the new address.
- Do not assume that you will
long distance calling plan or even the same long distance company if
have to get a new telephone number. Call your long distance
and make sure the company has your new telephone number and has an
for you under that number with the calling plan you want.
you have more than one
be sure that all lines are switched and that all lines are subscribed
your preferred long distance company.
PLUS INTEREST, ARE
APPLIED TO THE FINAL BILL AND ANY CREDIT BALANCE WILL BE REFUNDED TO
IF YOU DON'T CLOSE THE ACCOUNT AT YOUR OLD RESIDENCE, THE CHARGES ON
THE ACCOUNT ARE STILL YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.