Moving Homes – What to Do with the Water Bills

water_splash_png_by_starlaa1-d51fsk1Not everyone lives in their homes all their lives, so it’s expected from some people to change the homes they are living in. They sell the old house and buy a new house, but do you know what happens with the bills for the utilities? Your mobile phone is easy to change – all you have to do is call the provider and notify them, but what will you do with the rest of the bills that are declared on your old address?

Let’s see what you can do when you change your address regarding the water bills, because this is indeed one of the most useful utilities you have in a house.


When You Move Out

Moving out is a frequent situation, and just like you take care of the bills for your mobile phone, you’ll also have to take care of your water bills. You will have to let your water company know that you’ve moved out, when and where exactly, because they need to have an evidence of the owner of the house to know who uses the water there.

For those houses that have a water meter, you need to notify the water company with about five days in advance to let then have one final reading. This will help you pay exactly what you have used, and they will also know when you move out. If you don’t do this, you might be asked to pay for all the water that was used on that property, and that’s not something that you’ll like doing. To move out the company Anglian Water will be more then happy to help you out. Please give the Anglian Water contact number a ring to get all informations you need.

 


When You Buy a New Home

There are two situations here – first of all, you can move in an area that has the same water provider as the one you used to use before moving. When this happens, you need to notify them about your new address, so that they can charge you and get a new contract.

If you move into another area where there is a new provider, you’ll have to go to them and tell them that you’ve moved there. They will come and take the reading from the water meter, if there is one, and they will also give you a contract to sign. Make sure you read everything before signing, so that you know exactly how you will be charged.


The Water Meter

We’ve already told you what you have to do if your house has a water meter and you sell it. Now, when you move into a new house that has a water meter, you can’t ask the water company to remove it. water-dropHowever, they will come when you notify them (and make sure you do this as soon as possible after you move there) and take the reading from the water meter. They will charge you for what you have to pay from that moment on, as the former owner will pay for the water that was used up until that point.


The Sewerage Charge

As you certainly know, every house owner pays a sewerage charge. There are also two possible situations here – you can have this utility provided by the same water company or by different water companies.

If you happen to have the same water company provider, you will get one bill for everything – water and sewerage. However, if there are two different companies that provide water and sewerage services, you will also get two bills. Don’t forget to look out for this when you change the houses, because you’ll have to know exactly where you are paying and to whom.

Don’t worry too much about this, because it’s extremely easy – in just one day you can solve all your situations regarding moving your water bills from one address to another.

What to Do When You Have a Water Emergency

Water is extremely essential for everyone, as you are made of more than 75% water. You need it to wash in the morning, keep the house clean, water the plants and so on. Even some of the HVAC systems work with water, so it’s extremely essential to have it running in your house.

When you change the locations, like when you buy a new house, you will make sure that all the utilities are working, water included. However, sometimes, there can be some problems with the water – it can stop running, it can be very dirty or a pipe might get broken.

Let’s see what you can do when you have a water emergency, simple and easy.


When There Is No Water

Let’s say that you wake up in the morning and you want to make a shower. If there is no water, what do you do? Do you just stay there and do nothing? Or do you try to solve the problem? Many people don’t realize that this is an important utility and it is the responsibility of a water provider. There is a specialized company who takes care of it, and if the problem is coming from them, they are the ones who have to solve it.

 

 

Now, if there is no water, you have two options – you can call the water company and ask them what is wrong. Sometimes, they have different things that they have to solve in their infrastructure, and that’s one of the reason why there is no water. Other times, there might be other problems along the neighborhood and the water might be stopped for a certain period of time. If they know about it, they will give you an answer right away. However, if they don’t know about the problem, they will send a team to check out what is wrong with it.

The other option is to call for a plumber, as you might have your own problem inside the house.


When a Pipe is Broken

If a pipe is broken, plenty of damage can take place. First of all, the water is the first source of mold if it starts leaking somewhere and a broken pipe does exactly this – helps the mold spread throughout the house.

Water-runningIf you have a broken pipe, the best thing to do is to call for a plumber as that is the only person who is specially equipped to help you out. If you call the water provider, they will give you the same advice. As you don’t want to have an inside environment that is not safe for you and your family to live in, the plumber will identify your leak and solve the situation immediately. If it’s needed, he or she will contact the water company and ask them to stop providing water for a certain period of time until the situation is solved.

However, most of the times, a broken pipe is easily to change – the plumber will inspect every corner of the house and look for mold signs, leaks and humidity. Where the leak will be identified, that portion of pipe will be changed with a new one and your environment will be safe again. However, if there has passed more time since you have identified the leak until you have repaired it, make sure you clean the place and use special solutions to treat the mold.

You need to pay increased attention to this utility, not only because it is essential for your life, but also because you simply can’t live in a house that has no water connection. Use it wisely and take care of everything related to it!