Oil Water Separators and Industrial Vac Cleaning
Where's The Sludge?
Old School Oil Water Separators: Oil pollution, swamp ass and backed up drains
This one might not be on your radar: your oil water separator and your sewer district
How It Works
Our oil-water separator cleaning process starts with a FREE ESTIMATE. We get out the "sludge judge" and inspect your OWS system. We measure the oil, water and sludge. We take a grab-sample for the lab to test and produce documented proof the sludge is non-hazardous.
Next, you get an estimate. Since we've inspected and measured your system, assuming we complete the service within 14 days, we stick by our estimate. Guaranteed. No hidden fees. No B.S.
As grandpa used to say, "measure twice, cut once."
rice oil sucks...Oil water separators and industrial vac cleaning
Once you've OK'd our estimate, we'll pick the service day & time (promise window) that works best for your operations. We'll call you the day before to make sure you're all set for us to arrive next day.
- Our crew will show up within the promise window. For safety & speed, we work in two-person crews
- During service, we'll inspect your tank walls and inlet and outlet pipes. Before we close the system, we'll ask you to inspect the job with us and review operating best practices until the next service.
- Extra-credit question for you: Should your OWS tank be left empty when we leave? If you answered "Yes", you'd be dead wrong.
After we clean your oil water separator, if you want to keep the signed manifest for your records, we can leave a hard copy. Or we can take care of all that for your and trace your waste from cradle to grave.
Like the folks at the IRS, the EPA has a three-year environmental document retention requirement (translation: if EPA knocks on your door, its a demand-order). Same goes for your city or county wastewater officials who are out inspecting both restaurants and their FOG separators as well as companies like your that have OWS's. The officials want to see records..
We're going to take care of all that for you.
Rice Oil Sucks Donates 1% of gross Sales
1% of Rice Oil Sucks gross sales is donated to non-profits in northeast Ohio. Non-profits that are dedicated to making a difference in helping keep clean, and make cleaner, Ohio's great lakes, rivers and streams. More on giving back at Rice.
Why clean water? Born and raised in Ohio, we eat a mess of Lake Erie walleye* and yellow perch*.
It was before our time (late 1800's), but gone are the salad days of commercial catches of Lake Erie whitefish and lake trout - two delicious species that collapsed due to over-fishing. In 1970, a lake-wide moratorium was put on walleye fishing due to mercury contamination.
Commercial fishing for yellow perch still exists in Ohio. Today, while walleye can be caught by Ohio's recreational fisherman, most of the walleye served up at home and in northeast Ohio restaurants is commercially caught, flash-frozen and shipped in from Canada. We love our neighbors to the north but lets buy American when we can.
Here's another reason we're focused on clean water: all that water we drink in northeast Ohio comes from the lake Erie Watershed. Little known fact: it takes just one (1) quart of oil to contaminate two million bottles of water...2,000,000 bottles.
*Ohio Department of Health guidance is just one (1) Lake Erie Walleye meal per week. Lake Erie Yellow Perch? Two (2) meals per week. Steelhead Trout? If you're a catch-&-release fisherman, catch all you can. If you want to fry it up in a skillet, it's just one (1) Ohio Steelhead Trout meal per month.
rice oil & environmental
Rice Oil Sucks is a division of Rice Oil & Environmental.
Our parent company supplies lubricating oils & metalworking fluids. Rice Oil & Environmental closes the Cradle-To-Grave loop with waste recycling & disposal services.
Rice Oil & Environmental was founded in Akron in 1962.