GREASE TRAP INSTALLATION IN DALLAS
Dallas Grease Trap Installation
Grease Trap Installation for Dallas Restaurants
One of the requirements for food service establishments in Dallas, is the installation and maintenance of some type of grease trap. This is written into the city health and safety code, to protect the environment and city utilities.
During preparation of many foods, FOGS, aka fats, oils, grease, and solid waste, are created. This must be disposed of properly because if it’s allowed to enter the sewage system it can cause serious disruptions and other issues. This is where a grease trap comes in. A grease trap does exactly like it says in the name- it collects the FOGS, so they cannot enter the sewage system, not to mention the plumbing of your own establishment. It’s important to periodically pump out the waste materials in the grease trap to prevent leakage and possibly cause an emergency shutdown of your kitchen.
Here’re several establishments that often need a grease trap:
● A café located at a place of employment
● A school hot lunch kitchen
● A kitchen at a hospital or special needs care facility
● A church kitchen preparing meals for the public
If your food serving establishment falls into any of those categories, or even others, we can set you up with a grease trap installation that fits your needs.
Grease Traps Come in Many Sizes - Which One is For You?
There are several variables which will determine the specific size you require, including:
● Are you located within Dallas or an unincorporated area?
● What are the specific kinds of food you will prepare?
● How big is your food preparation area?
● What type of grease will you be using?
Regardless of these factors, we can assist you by installing the proper sized grease trap the city of Dallas requires. We will consult with you and determine the most efficient and compatible system for your food serving establishment.
Grease Traps Versus Grease Interceptors
Generally speaking, both of these systems are technically a grease trap, however, which one suits your requirements depends upon how much waste grease you produce. For most food serving establishments, the relatively smaller grease trap that is typically around 200 gallon capacity, will be all that is required. These are installed under the sink so installation and maintenance are simple enough so that any skilled individual with the correct tools and know how could do it.
Fairly large establishments will usually require a grease interceptor, as it can handle much more waste. However, the installation and maintenance is not as simple. The plumbing system is customized for the individual needs of the establishment. Grease Interceptors are placed below ground, and their capacity is typically 500 or more gallons, so the pumping equipment and methods are totally different.
Depending upon the volume of FOGS you produce and the size of your food preparation area, it’s possible to install a grease trap to completion within one day. The price is relatively low, compared to the much larger grease interceptor. But the trade off with this smaller system is the scheduled intervals between pumping will need to be shorter, due to the relatively small capacity.
The installation of the larger grease interceptor is much more complex, because of the logistics of excavating a cavity in the ground and run the plumbing from there to the sink located in the building. For this reason, installation could possibly take over a week, and quite a bit more expensive that a grease trap under the sink. But the benefits outweigh the time and expense, as your scheduled maintenance downtime will be typically no more than four times per year due to the massive capacity.
Now, we just need to determine:
● Based on the type and amount of food you are cooking, how often will pumping be needed?
● Do you have the time and resources for excavation required for a grease interceptor?
● Which type of grease trap best fits your budget?
So, What Will Be The Final Cost of Installation in Dallas?
This is not an easy question to answer, as due to different needs and circumstances, the price can vary widely. On some lots, the grease interceptor can be installed right next to the establishment, saving you a bundle on plumbing hardware and installation. On the other hand, it may not be possible to place the tank near the building, so the price will be more expensive.
Let’s look at some known figures:
● The total cost to install a grease trap is $2,500 or more
● The total cost to install a grease interceptor is $15,000 or more.
These figures will give you a fairly good idea at deciding on what specific capacity system you want. Usually, a large hospital, school or commercial food service establishment will require installation of a grease interceptor. Smaller operations, such as a mom-and-pop corner diner or café, will do fine with only a grease trap.
So, I’m Ready to Take The First Step, What Next?
While we tried to cover as many specifics as possible to try to determine the size and type of grease trap system you need, there are no cookie-cutter solutions. We charge nothing for a full consultation to figure the precise cost and time it will take for your specific circumstances. Please give us a call today, so we can get you started.
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? We can be reached at 214-617-1500.
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