How to Prepare for a Heating Oil Delivery

We make scheduling a delivery for heating oil simple and easy. Once there is a set date for us to come and deliver our heating oil, there are a few things you can do in order to ensure the delivery goes smoothly. Here are some common steps you can take to ensure for a safe, quick and efficient fuel delivery.

Confirm The Location of Your Tank

Many homeowners will know where their fueling tank is already due to past use. However, if this is the first time or if someone else was previously handling this, then be sure to confirm where the tank is physically located. This goes for both the tank itself and the fill position, which are not in the same spot. This will make the fuel delivery go quicker.

Tidy Up Area Around Fuel Tank

When you know you are getting a delivery of heating oil, it is nice if you clean up the area where the fuel goes. This way we have an easier time getting to and filling your fuel tank. Some common obstructions we run into include the following:

  • Snow: During the winter months, snow can build up and make it difficult for us to get to the fill pipe. Shoveling and salting the area will make it easier for us to see and fill the fuel. It will also make it safer, since there is less of a risk of slipping and injuring ourselves.
  • Shrubbery: Leaves, twigs and branches can pile up around the fueling area and making it difficult to fill the tank. This shrubbery can also block the tank and make it impossible to get to, so be sure to clean up any debris around the fill pipe.
  • Personal Property: We often find a buildup of personal items around the tank fill pipe, such as tools, rakes, shovels, and boxes. Clearing the area of your belongings will make it easier for us to get to and fill the tank.
  • Garbage: If you typically store trash outside, make sure it is not near the oil tank at the time of delivery. Move it aside to make way for the delivery men.

Tidying up will allow a safe and easy delivery of home heating oil.

Clear Driveway and Sidewalk

We need to park the fuel truck on the street in front of your home or even in the driveway if the home is too far from the street. We will need to drag the fuel hose to the tank, so clearing that path will allow us easy access. Some common obstructions in the driveway and on the sidewalk include wet leaves, snow, ice, parked cars and garbage.

Put Away Pets

You have no idea how many times we have entered a backyard and there are dogs roaming around. So it is great that on the day of delivery all pets are safely kept away from the tank's fill position. This makes the delivery process easier and worry-free.

Quick Tips To Make Delivery Easier

Since you are the owner of the property, it is your responsibility to make sure everything is easy for the fuel oil delivery. Here are some quick tips to help.

Double Check Tank Is In Working Condition

Any cracks, corrosion, or malfunction can lead to a potentially dangerous and hazardous environment.

Confirm Which Fill Pipe Is Yours If More Than One

Some places have multiple fill pipes with separate oil tanks. If this is the case with you, then make sure your tank is properly labeled so the fuel is not delivered to the wrong place.

Make Sure Fill Pipe Is Connected To Tank

There are instances where the fuel tanks are moved or relocated, but the fill pipe is not. This can lead to fuel being pimped into an obsolete tank or into an incorrect area. Making sure the fill pipe is properly connected ensures you get the heating oil you delivered.

New Jersey Heating Oil Delivery

It is important to get heating oil for your home and when you turn to Cavalieri Fuel you will be getting affordable and high-quality fuel. We are located in Woodland Park, New Jersey and deliver heating oil to homes across the state, including Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County and Morris County. So if you are looking to get home heating oil for your home, then turn to Cavalieri Fuel. Order fuel today!

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For more information about our home heating oil delivery, then please give our office a call. The number for our office is 973-304-16=595. When you call, we can go over all of our available fueling options and come up with a plan that works for you. Schedule a delivery today!