There are two things bacteria love: water and heat. Under these ideal conditions, bacteria will grow exponentially, making any surface in a warm, wet environment a health concern. Consequently, this is why floor drains and floor sinks are now ubiquitous and often mandatory in most commercial settings, including restaurants and food processing plants. However, floor drains don’t last forever. Older drain materials can rust or rot away. When this happens, health inspectors will require a floor drain repair or replacement at the building owner’s expense.
Many older floor drain covers were made from lower-quality materials that eventually wear out. This reduces the sanitary efficacy of the drain. Eventually, these drains need to be changed, but this process need not be expensive. Instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a costly floor drain renovation, the most cost-effective solution is to use a stainless steel retrofit floor sink liner.
Retrofit Floor Sink Liners: Cost Savings Versus Floor Drain Renovation
There are two routes to fixing a floor sink: renovating the entire drain or using a more cost-effective stainless steel Retrofit Floor Sink Liner. If you choose to renovate a floor sink, your costs could exceed $2,000 for the replacement, depending on factors such as the size of the drain and underlying damage resulting from a delayed repair. That cost includes:
- Erecting a dust barrier
- Removal and replacement of tile around the drain area