Rather than doing it yourself, you may prefer to seek the professional advice and services of a City-licensed contractor to perform the disconnection. If you choose to hire a contractor, be consumer-wise. To ensure the job is completed properly:

  • Get at least three quotes.
  • Get references from other customers.
  • Enter into a written contract.
  • Ensure that all work to be done (including site cleanup) is clearly stated in the contract.
  • Ensure that the full price of the job is in the contract.
  • Agree with your contractor on a payment schedule and include the schedule in the contract.
  • Be aware of any contractors who:
    • Quote prices before seeing the job.
    • Give you a “special price.”
    • Offer discounts if they can “use your home to advertise their services.”

Learn more from the Better Business Bureau.