GREASE TRAP INSTALLATION IN INDIANAPOLIS
Indianapolis Grease Trap Intallations
Indianapolis, IN Restaurant Grease Trap Installation
The grease trap was developed for the purpose of preventing the greasy waste from food serving establishments from polluting and disrupting the city sewer system. Indianapolis has implemented health and safety laws to regulate grease trap installation which commercial restaurants must comply with.
Greasy, oily waste is generated by commercial restaurants, commonly referred to as FOGs (fats, oils, and greases). FOGs must be prevented from entering the city sewer and water treatment systems, because they can cause serious disruption in their normal operation. The name “grease trap” means just what it says – it was created to serve the purpose of trapping FOG waste products to prevent them from leaving the establishment premises. They are also crucial for protection of the plumbing system of the food serving establishment from blockages and other problems. The task of regular, scheduled pumping and cleaning of the grease trap is critical to its normal operation and required by Indianapolis regulations.
Many establishments require a grease trap, according to law, which include:
● A workplace or city corner Café
● Commercial restaurants
● School kitchen
● A hospital or other institution food preparation area
● A charity kitchen for the homeless
This list is not inclusive, as many other forms of food service establishments may be required to install a grease trap. Please check with the local authorities. In any case, we can help you with an assessment that will fit both your requirements and budget.
How Big Does My Grease Trap Need to Be?
There are many variables which affect the selection of the proper sized grease trap that suits your requirements and budget, and here are a few:
● Is your food serving establishment located in an unincorporated area?
● Will the food you prepare be primarily greasy fried servings?
● Will your restaurant be mostly a vegetarian clientele?
● How many clients will you be serving per day?
● What specific kind of oil and grease do you use and in what preparations?
Each one of these factors will have an effect on determining the volume of the grease trap required to fit your operation, based on the specific regulations of the city of Indianapolis and what your budget is. Please contact us today for a no obligation assessment!
I’m Confused - Grease Trap and Grease Interceptor?
A grease trap is a tank that is small enough to be installed under your commercial kitchen sink, usually below a volume of 200 gallons. A grease interceptor is much larger and cannot possibly fit under your food serving establishments kitchen sink. For the most part, the majority of commercial kitchens are not large enough to justify the installation of a grease interceptor. The food service establishments that require the large grease interceptors are typically the large fast food franchises, because they serve perhaps thousands of people per day. While both of these appliances are directly related, they can only be properly serviced if equipped with the correct tools and skills required. We are a full service company.
Of course, if you are running a huge fast food franchise serving hundreds of clients per day, you will need a grease interceptor. As you probably already know, a large capacity tank installed outdoors and underground will need a larger budget than a tank installed under the kitchen sink drain. The logistics is much more complicated and each unit has to be customized according to the specific location. In addition, the maintenance and service of a tank which is perhaps ten times the size of a grease trap requires much more powerful and specialized equipment.
The installation time for the majority of the typical grease interceptor is within one working day. That is the rule of thumb. However, many variables can prolong that, such as an increased volume of FOGs that must be processed, an unusually far distance the installation is required to be installed from the premises, etc. Even though the overhead cost will be quite a bit higher than for an under-the-sink grease trap, you will realize savings on the service and maintenance.
If your establishment requires the installation of a grease interceptor over a regular grease trap, of course that will increase the installation cost quite a bit since it involves excavation costs as well as an extensive plumbing system. This can possibly take up to a week to complete, or maybe even longer if the location of the tank is very remote or hard to access. But in the case of a grease interceptor, it only needs to be pumped and clean perhaps four times per year as compared to a grease trap which must be pumped and cleaned as often as twice per month. So you will save money in the long run.
The next step is to address a few questions concerning the specifics:
● To determine the time intervals between the scheduled cleaning of the grease interceptor, how greasy is the food you will prepare and how many servings per day?
● Do you have access to the additional funds needed for a grease interceptor installation?
● There are several factors involved which will determine exactly the type and size of the grease trap system that you require.
What Will the Final Cost be?
This question cannot be answered here because of all the variables involved in the decision making process. Why don’t you contact us so we can meet with you on site, and develop and assessment designed around your needs and budget?
One of the major factors is, what is the shortest distance away from the kitchen that it is possible to install the grease interceptor underground. As you can probably figure, the closer to the kitchen, the better, with regard to the final cost.
But let’s go over the basic, typical costs:
● The cost of an average grease trap installation is around $2500
● The cost of an average grease interceptor installation around $15,000
Generally, a large fast food franchise restaurant, school, or hospital will require the installation of a grease interceptor. A smaller food serving establishment like a mom-and-pop corner diner won’t need anything greater than a simple grease trap. You can use the figures above to estimate the basic cost of what you need.
OK, I want to get things started
The most important thing is for us to make a personal, on-site physical assessment of your establishment. That way we can get a feel of your specific needs and goals. At some point we will be able to offer you a free quote, based upon your specific needs and monetary budget.
While we try to cover as many general concerns with this document as possible, nothing can replace the value of a face-to-face consultation at your establishment to fully assess all the factors we need to take into account to give you a fully accurate quote. We can discuss our monthly payment plans made for every budget and your specific needs.
Once we get the details of your initial installation hashed out, we can set you up with the right schedule to properly maintain and service your new equipment. We are available for your preferred time frame and will remain on call for the life of your grease processing system.
We also provide full service pumping and cleaning for all grease trap and interceptor systems. We will be available according to whatever schedule you have to keep your grease trap system in perfect working order for the life of the unit. So why not give us a call right now? You may reach us by calling 317-548-1925.
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