Join Date: May 2015
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Don't do it. Unless they just need a meter number, or someone to meet a technician to give them access to a property. Also if it's electricity or gas, there is usually a tag on the meter that says what company provides the service, take photos/write down all of the numbers and call them.
But I wouldn't personally turn the utilities on. You don't want your name or contact info attached to the service in the event your client won't pay the bills. And I've had a few work orders to turn utilities on with a city, which required activation fees, the clients wanted me to pay those out of pocket, then invoice it minus their discount. Not worth messing with it from my experience.
The only times you should have to do anything with utilities is for wints/de-wints, meter numbers/readings, allow access, or to verify if utilities are on or off. Clients should have the proper info to make a phone call and turn the utilities on themselves.