Kerosene Oil in Hickory, Lincolnton, Mooresville, Statesville, Boone, NC and surrounding areas.
For centuries, people all around the world have used kerosene oil as their primary light source. It is still widely used today for light and also heat, especially in developing countries. Kerosene does have some drawbacks-- it can give off some dangerous gases, so it must be used carefully and in a well-ventilated area. But if handled properly, kerosene oil can and does still serve many useful purposes in the United States today.
You may be surprised to learn of the different uses of kerosene oil. Besides its primary lighting and heating uses, it can also serve as an insecticide, particularly for mosquitoes, when applied to still water. Kerosene also works as a lubricant in some types of machinery, as a solvent in paint, and even is an ingredient in some cleaning solutions. This oil is even used in such varied art forms as decorative glass finishing and fire dancing.
Many people also find it useful to store kerosene oil as part of their emergency preparedness resources. Kerosene stores well and has a long life span, so in the case of a power outage, particularly a long one or one that occurs in the wintertime, this oil can be lifesaving in keeping your home warm and providing light.
When you need to purchase kerosene oil from your local oil company, call us at Bumgarner Oil, serving Hickory, North Carolina and surrounding areas. With over 50 years of experience, we can help you with your kerosene oil needs, whatever they may be.