If you will be moving from your old home to a new one, it’s important to remember that you will need to transfer your utilities. The task itself isn’t fun, but it’s absolutely essential in order to ensure that you have water, electricity, and internet service in your new home when you move in.

Here are three tips to make note of when it comes to transferring utilities to your new home.

Update Address

First and foremost, be sure to update your home address. You will want to provide your utility service providers with your new home address when you contact them to transfer your services in order to ensure that you receive all future bills. You will also want to contact the United States Postal Service to inform them that you will need to have your mail forwarded as well.

Contact Service Providers

Prior to making the move to your new home, contact your utility service providers and have them come to your current home to conduct a final reading of the water, gas, and electric meters. Be sure that you keep copies of the meter reading reports for your records in the event that you were to receive any unexpected bills after your move.

Schedule Ahead

If you are moving to a new town or city, you will want to take the time to contact their public utilities offices a few weeks before your move in order to arrange for the services to begin at your new home. This is because water and sewer services are more than likely to be handled through the new city or town that you will be moving to.

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