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How Much Does it Cost to Service a Grease Trap in Ketchikan?

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While a public sewage system is designed to transport waste from your place of business to the proper waste management facilities, there are some waste products that the system is simply not designed to handle in large volumes. One of that is grease. Hence, a grease trap in Ketchikan is installed to isolate the grease that goes through your plumbing before it's transferred to the public sewage system. This also means that you will need to have your grease trap cleaned regularly as there is no way it can drain on its own. For every second that you are not serving your customers, it's another minute that you are potentially losing profits. This is why it's important that you have your grease trap cleaned regularly as an inspector may suddenly show up, discover that your Ketchikan grease trap is in severe need of cleaning and chooses to shut down your business until the issue is resolved. If you think that your grease trap situation is not that big and a temporarily shut-down is a bit severe, you can still get into trouble with regulation fines. The fines are not cheap. You are better off spending the same amount of money for the grease trap cleanup as the service will only cost a fraction compared to the fines. Furthermore, you are putting your business in the attention of the regulatory bodies, and that's the kind of recognition you don't want for your business. A clogged and dirty Ketchikan grease trap also creates a potentially hazardous environment. At the very least, it can cause plumbing backup problems and grease leaking, which increases the risk of accidents. A simple grease trap cleanup can potentially help you avoid lawsuits because of negligence.

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By far, the biggest factor that is used to determine the cost of the service is the size of your grease trap. Grease traps in Ketchikan come in a variety of sizes. The larger ones need more labor time to clean. Thus, it's only reasonable that the bigger the size, the more expensive the service gets. Another factor that greatly affects the final price of the clean-up process is the kind of grease trap you have. Some grease traps are simple, and these are the ones that are cheaper to clean. For complex grease trap setups, it will take significantly more time as the professionals need to ensure that everything is clean without compromising any parts.

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The location of your Ketchikan grease trap can also affect the pricing. If it's easily accessible, then the service fee is cheaper. Some grease traps are placed in a hard-to-reach location. This will be more difficult to access and clean-up, and more compensation is needed.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough County Grease Trap FAQ

The answer largely depends on several factors. If your grease trap can hold larger volumes, then you don't need much cleaning compared to the ones with smaller volumes. The amount of grease production within your business is also a big factor.

Yes. It's a common misconception that grease trap only collects cooking oil. In reality, a grease trap collects grease from mayonnaise, shortening, margarine, butter, and baking grease. This is the reason why all food-related businesses are required to have a grease trap, even if it seems it doesn't use cooking oil.

Yes. Usually, you start with a fine. Keep in mind that the fine increases each time you get penalized. It's also possible that the regulatory board will undertake grease remedial action at the expense of your business.

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017

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