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Keep a Clear Path to Your Heating Oil Tank

Posted: May 3, 2022

Help us get your heating oil delivered safely and on time

oil delivery rhode islandAt Vaughn Oil, service and dependability are at the heart of everything we do, whether it’s heating oil delivery or equipment installation and maintenance. Every day, we strive to be the business you can count on.

However, in order to keep our promise of delivering your heating oil as soon as possible, we need your assistance. This help includes making sure that we may access your driveway and your heating oil tank safely.

If our delivery person is unable to access your heating oil tank safely, they will not be able to fill it. If you run low on fuel as a result, that may put you in a bind.

In the winter, it entails removing snow and ice from your driveway and keeping a clear walkway at least one foot wide to your tank. However, hazards and safety issues remain after the snow melts, so we need your assistance in assuring that our heating oil deliveries are secure and on-time.

Tips for safe, reliable fuel delivery

Here are some strategies for ensuring that your heating oil is delivered on time every time.

Schedule a delivery before your tank falls below 25% full. This avoids the need for an emergency heating oil delivery. The less often we have to make an emergency delivery, the more we’ll be able to stick with our delivery schedule. If you enroll in Automatic Delivery, you will never have to worry about this again!

Make sure your driveway and tank are accessible. Do you have a driveway gate? Make sure the gate is open for us on the day of your scheduled delivery. Remove bicycles, scooters, toys, and anything else that may be blocking the driveway or the road leading to your heating oil tank. Also, don’t forget to clean any animal waste from the path that leads up to your tank as it might cause slippage when the delivery person is carrying that heavy hose.

Keep pets and kids away. Our drivers are driving large trucks that can’t always come to a stop in a hurry. When the delivery driver is bringing the fuel hose to and from your tank, pets that run nearby may cause a fall. Because children might trip on it, the hose may be hazardous.

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