Grease Trap Services Seattle


Seattle Grease Trap Installation

Grease Trap Installation Services in Seattle

If you’re in the food service industry or operating any type of kitchen serving the public in Seattle, WA, you will certainly need a grease trap to meet the municipal code requirements. Here at Seattle Grease Trap we do grease trap installation for your restaurants!

The city requires grease traps to ensure that FOGS (fats, oils, grease, and solid waste) doesn’t enter the city sewer system and cause unnecessary problems. A grease trap also helps you by ensuring that those materials don’t solidify and clog up your plumbing. Getting your grease trap pumped out every once in a while (which we also do) is a lot easier than shutting down your kitchen so that the plumber can remove a fatty blockage!

In short, you might need a grease trap if you are operating:

  • A restaurant
  • A large kitchen
  • A café in a workplace
  • A school serving hot lunches
  • A hospital or residential care facility
  • A church serving public meals

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We can help! We provide grease trap installation Seattle for new or redesigned systems in all types of kitchens.

What size of grease trap do you need?

Your specific needs for grease trap installation will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Where in Seattle your establishment is located,
  • What type of food you plan to serve,
  • The size of your kitchen, and
  • How much grease you anticipate producing.

We can handle any size of grease trap installation, and we always stay up to date on the Seattle requirements. We can guide you into setting up the best system for your commercial or public kitchen that will perfectly fit your needs. 

Do you need a grease trap or a grease interceptor?

Do you need Grease Trap Installation in Seattle? 

We typically call both systems a grease trap, the difference being the size of grease trap you need. Grease traps are typically the smaller of the two and can hold 200 gallons or FOGs or less. They sit below your sink and are relatively easy to install and clean out. You could even do it yourself if you had the right equipment and the know-how. 

The larger version of a grease trap, also known as a grease interceptor, requires a more complicated grease trap installation. They also require a different set of pumping equipment. That’s because grease interceptors are installed underground. The smallest size of a grease interceptor holds 500 gallons at a time.

So, why might you choose one over the other?

It will depend primarily on the size of your kitchen and how much FOG you anticipate producing. If we were to perform a grease trap installation of the smaller variety, we could complete the job in one day. It’s a fairly inexpensive job as well. The only downside is that you’ll need to pump your grease trap more often.

A grease trap installation for a full grease interceptor could take a week or more since we would need to dig a hole outside and plumb it to your in-house sink. You can imagine that this process will be fairly expensive. In the long-run, however, installing a larger trap will probably save you money on maintenance costs. You’ll also have the convenience of less frequent pumping.

So, the questions are:

  • How often will you need pumping for the amount of food you’re producing?
  • Do you need a quick grease trap installation or do you have time to excavate?
  • What is your budget for your grease trap installation?

How much does installation cost in Seattle?

Speaking of your budget, here are some very rough numbers for you to consider. Your specific grease trap installation cost will vary depending on the size you need and possibly the location, should you choose to install a grease interceptor, as excavation could be more complicated on some properties.

  • Grease trap installation = $2,500 or more
  • Grease interceptor installation = $15,000 or more.

No doubt these numbers will go a long way toward helping you determine which size of system you want. Typically, we recommend that if you’re operating a commercial restaurant or care facility, or a school, you should opt for a grease trap interceptor. The investment is likely to pay off in the long-run. If you’re a church or other public facility serving occasional meals to a limited number of people, you will probably be better served with an under-sink grease trap.

Call us for any size of grease trap!

The above information is given so that you will have a general understanding. For more specific information, please give us a call. We provide free consultations and can help you determine exactly what type of system and what size you need. We’ll also be able to give you a more accurate estimate for your grease installation job.

Of course, our support doesn’t end after we install your new system. We’ll be on hand to pump out your grease trap and make any repairs that become necessary over the life of your system.  

We serve the entire Seattle area, so give us a call today!



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