If you have to have new utilities installed at your home, there are some things that you are going to want to remember. The more you remember, the easier the process will be for you.
Be Sure Of Your Property Lines
It is up to you to make sure that you are very clear on where your property lines are. If you make a mistake and run a utility line through a neighboring property, you could be setting yourself up for a lot of legal trouble in the future.
Be Prepared For The Fees
If you have never had service with that particular company in the past, they may charge you some fees for the installation. It could be a security deposit that you may get back in a few years. It could be a non-refundable charge. Regardless, you will want to contact the utility company as soon as possible in order to find out the exact cost of those fees and whether you must have all of them upfront before the utilities can be installed. Some companies, depending on their specific policies, will allow you to pay so much upfront and then pay the rest of what is owed spread out over a few months, along with your usage bills. Knowing the exact details of how this will be handled will allow you to properly prepare so that there are no delays in the installation of your utilities.
Make Sure Someone Can Be Home
Depending on the type of utility that is being installed, their company policy, and the type of work that will have to be done to make it happen, the utility company may or may not suggest that you need to be home. Even if they say that no one has to be there, you just never know if something odd could pop up, which would cause the utility installer to need more access to your property in order to complete the job. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you are going to be able to be home that day. If that is absolutely not an option, you will want to make sure that you are taking the time to arrange for a friend or family member to be there on your behalf.
With just those three things in mind, you should find that it is going to be a lot easier for you to get all of your new utilities installed. Contact a company like Bogner Construction Co to learn more.Share