The difference between a recovered draft system and the installation of a new draft system is defined by the the cost of thousands of dollars.
We define system recovery as the disinfection of an existing draft beer system that was not shut down properly. This is a scenario that surfaces frequently when a business purchases a location that has a used draft beer system already installed. The business that occupied the space before often does not properly shut down the draft beer system, leaving the lines full of beer for many weeks or months. The cost to then replace the draft system falls onto the incoming business which can incur a new, unplanned cost.
Call Beer Medics if you're planning to invest in a building with an existing draft beer system. Beer Medics can see if the system is recoverable and recover as much of it as possible to cut back on costs related to reactivating the draft beer system. It is simply untrue that a improperly shutdown or infected system cannot be recovered. We have successfully recovered draft systems since 2012 of all shapes and sizes and helped businesses save thousands of dollars.