Do-it-yourself home installations are becoming more popular. However, there are certain situations where professional installation is recommended. One example being the addition of grease traps to your water system. Although residential grease trap installation was not common a few years back, large homes now have professional-style kitchens.
There are many types of establishments that may need grease traps.
- A school hot lunch kitchen
- A kitchen in a hospital or special care facility
- A church kitchen that prepares meals for the public
- Cafe located near a place where employees work
Three categories make up the true lifetime cost. These are the three main categories that will help you make the right buying decision.
- THE PURCHASE PRICE
Prices can vary depending on many factors such as how big a unit you need, how many units you need and what type of product you choose. It doesn’t matter what size you choose, it is important. Grease traps with too many capacities are a sign that you have not only spent too much on your unit, but also paid too much.
- MAINTENANCE FEES
You must clean grease traps on a regular basis. Even though they are properly sized, poorly maintained grease traps can overflow and cause damage to your kitchen.
There are two ways to clean grease traps:
- Pumping services charge a recurring fee on a regular basis. This expense should be included in your upfront cost.
- It is done by kitchen staff, who dispose of the waste in a designated waste container.
Grease interceptors that are properly maintained and cleaned should not fail. However, some designs can be dangerous. Concrete grease traps are notorious for corroding due to the fact that they were constructed and then failing after a few decades. Another expense to consider when calculating your upfront cost is the cost of concrete grease traps.
COST TO REPLACE A GRASE TRAP
While the national cost of equipment and tools needed to replace grease traps is not significantly different, there are many other factors that affect the costs. These factors include the fact that prices can change as you move from one location to the next.
It is difficult to answer this question because of the many factors that can affect the cost. The grease interceptor can be placed right next to your establishment. This will save you money on hardware and installation.
Let’s take a look at some well-known figures.
- Installing a grease trap costs $2,500 to $2,500
- These numbers will give you an idea of the cost of the system you desire. A grease interceptor is usually required for large hospitals, schools, and commercial foodservice establishments.
- Installing a grease interceptor can cost $15,000 or more.