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Don’t let FOG Scare You this Halloween – Proper Fats, Oils, and Grease Disposal

Halloween. It’s one of the scariest times of the year with frightening costumes, decorations, haunted houses, and hayrides galore. There’s no telling what could happen at this time of year or how you could get spooked next! No one and nothing is an exception when it comes to terrifying Halloween experiences and the next fright could even come from not properly disposing of fats, oils, and grease.

How should you deal with Fats, Oils, and Grease?

The last thing you want to be dealing with this fall is a major backup occurring at your home or business due to fats, oils, and grease (FOG) being improperly disposed of down drains and pipes. So, in order to save you a ton of time, energy, and money, here are some tips and tricks to remember when it comes to FOG disposal so that you don’t get any nasty surprise treats this Halloween:

  • Before you wash your pot or pan that had fat, oil, and grease in it, use a paper towel or napkin to wipe the FOG off of it and throw that away. Then proceed to wash your dish.
  • Pour your cooled fats, oils, and grease into a container and then dispose of that container in your trash.
  • Make sure you are putting your food scraps in your trash and NOT down the sink garbage disposal when possible.
  • Never put fats, oils, or grease down the sink or into the toilet–always dispose of them in the trash.
  • Use sink strainers to catch food waste and then throw that waste away in your trash.

It is important to try to always put these tips and tricks into action whenever possible in order to avoid having a blockage which can lead to sewer backups and overflows on the property. When a sanitary sewage line blockage occurs, it alters its effectiveness and reduces the capacity of the wastewater collection system.

Who ya’ gonna call? Wind River!

This Halloween, we want you to be able to enjoy getting scared from things such as people in creepy costumes, visiting a haunted house, or watching a scary movie. However, we do not want you to have to deal with an unexpected fright like a backup in your sewage lines due to not properly disposing of FOG contents. In order to avoid a major backup in your business or home, be sure to implement the best practices tips above. For more information, contact us today!