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Portland guide to moving and transfering utilities

Guide to moving and transferring utilities in Portland, OR

Moving and transferring utilities in Portland

Moving and transferring utilities in Portland, OR

Moving to a new place can feel overwhelming. Take it one box at a time. Besides the physical boxes stacked up in every room, there are also boxes on your to-do list you need to check off. We’re talking about essentials like electricity, natural gas, water, trash collection, and, of course, internet service. The good news is that you can take care of them with some pre-planning and a few minutes online or on the phone. It’s especially easy to set up Quantum Fiber internet at your new home in Portland.

How to set up internet at your new home

How to setup internet at your new home

You want a fast, reliable, and secure connection when searching for internet services in Portland. That’s why you need Quantum Fiber internet for your home. We provide services up to 940 Mbps, giving you plenty of bandwidth for your 4K streaming, home office, gaming, and entertainment needs. We also offer multi-gig speeds of up to 1 Gbps, up to 3 Gbps, and up to 8 Gbps in select areas of the city.

Start by confirming that Quantum Fiber is available in your area. Next, select the connection speed you want and schedule a convenient installation date. We recommend securing your installation date two weeks before your move to avoid delays. Installation typically takes a few hours, and an adult 18 years of age or older must be present while our technician works. The technician will provide everything required to set up your connection and 360 WiFi™ network, which provides seamless coverage throughout your home.

If you’re already a Quantum Fiber customer, contact our customer service at 833-250-6306. We’ll cancel service at your old address and help you set up a new account. Our customer service team can answer any questions about how to transfer internet service when moving and help you return your existing equipment.

How to set up utilities at your new home

In addition to connecting to the internet, there are many other things you need to get ironed out while settling into your new home. The City of Portland has a website that’s a central hub for all the services you need, including gas, electricity, water, waste collection, and recycling.

Powering up in Portland

Let’s start with electricity since you can’t do much else without it. Many Portlanders get their power from Portland General Electric (PGE). Visit their website to confirm that they service your new address. If PGE isn’t an option, other sources, such as Pacific Power, are available.

Establishing service with either company can be done online. You’ll need to provide your social security number (SSN) or other valid form of government-issued identification, your birthday, new address, and the date you would like service to begin. Customer service representatives can assist in transferring service to your new residence. Most service requests take one or two days to process, but you can schedule your start date further in advance if you prefer.

Getting natural gas service

Setting up natural gas service through Northwest Natural is a quick and simple process. Visit the NW Natural website and provide your name, SSN, service address, and the date you want gas turned on at your new home. Once you create an online account, you can manage services, pay your bill, and make changes to your account.

Hooking up to water in Portland

The Portland Water Bureau is your source for “the best drinking water in the world.” The Water Bureau is one of many public services the City of Portland provides. You can establish a new service and stop or transfer an existing water account on the City of Portland’s website. Submit a request by providing your name, home address, start date, and contact information. If you’re renting, you’ll also need to provide your landlord’s name.

Finding trash pickup and recycling

To set up trash collection and recycling, go to the City of Portland’s website to find private service companies contracted by the city. Enter your address online, and you’ll be matched with the company responsible for trash pickup in your neighborhood. Next, contact the company to create an account and select your trash container. Fees are based on container size, so choose the size that best fits your needs. Recycling and compost bins are included at no additional charge.

Connecting with your new community

Connecting with your new community

Taking care of these essentials upfront should help make your transition smoother. Once your new home is up and running, get out and explore all the terrific sights Portland has to offer. Visit the stunning Portland Japanese Garden and International Rose Test Garden, explore the breathtaking views of the city from Pittock Mansion, and bike or hike the 70 miles of trails in Forest Park. And be sure to experience the vibrant culture of Portland—from its food and arts to its festivals and nightlife.

To learn more about Quantum Fiber and if it’s available where you live, visit our website to find fast, reliable internet service in Portland.

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