No Business like Snow Business: Steps to Ensuring Safe Fuel Deliveries
Last weekend’s lake-effect snow gusts blanketed our region with the white stuff pretty quickly. Fortunately, Mother Nature has already melted much of it away. Next time we might not be so lucky, though. With January here and winter in full effect, now is the time we like to remind folks in our area about some of the steps they can take to ensure reliable fuel deliveries when they’re needed most.
1) If you aren’t on automatic delivery, monitor your fuel level regularly and remember to call in your delivery request or order fuel online at least 24 hours in advance, whenever possible. Orders must be placed before 4:00 p.m. for next day delivery.
2) Please remember to keep a clear path from the street or sidewalk to your tank or fill pipe. This helps ensure the delivery driver can reach your tank safely and efficiently. If you are unable to shovel, please let us know before you place your delivery request.
3) Along with shoveling a path to your tank or fill pipe, you’ll also want to clear the snow, slush and ice from any vents outside your home, keep your tank as uncovered as possible, and safely remove any icicles that may have formed above it.
Follow these steps, then head inside for a nice cup of cocoa and enjoy the Heat Wave, because that’s what North Shore Oil delivers. If you’d like to get to the cocoa quicker by skipping step 1 altogether, apply to become an automatic delivery customer.