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A fast, FREE & guaranteed estimate. No hidden fees. No BS. Then get your oil water separator pumped by Rice Oil Sucks.

Oil Water Separators and Industrial Vac Cleaning
Where's The Sludge?

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  OLD SCHOOL CATCH BASIN   A "silent" generation classic thats an under-achiever when it comes to earning high marks for pollution-control

OLD SCHOOL CATCH BASIN

A "silent" generation classic thats an under-achiever when it comes to earning high marks for pollution-control

  ABOVE GROUND OWS   Top-side sump basin grinds away like a champ separating oil, grease & sludge from water

ABOVE GROUND OWS

Top-side sump basin grinds away like a champ separating oil, grease & sludge from water

  DRAIN INTERCEPTOR   We clean a ton of these interceptors, small crocks and catch drains: 30-85 gallons at a time

DRAIN INTERCEPTOR

We clean a ton of these interceptors, small crocks and catch drains: 30-85 gallons at a time

  PITS   Pits are all over northeast Ohio. Car and truck washes, under stamping presses, in elevator shafts, surrounding hydraulic lifts at city service centers

PITS

Pits are all over northeast Ohio. Car and truck washes, under stamping presses, in elevator shafts, surrounding hydraulic lifts at city service centers

  OLD SCHOOL OIL-WATER SEPARATOR (OWS)    This old-school system is a member of the "silent" generation. It sports the least effective separation technology and is easily forgotten. A n underground tank with an inlet, outlet and nothing in between. If not regularly cleaned, oil and contaminated solids go down the sewer (translation: oil pollution)

OLD SCHOOL OIL-WATER SEPARATOR (OWS)

This old-school system is a member of the "silent" generation. It sports the least effective separation technology and is easily forgotten. An underground tank with an inlet, outlet and nothing in between. If not regularly cleaned, oil and contaminated solids go down the sewer (translation: oil pollution)

  THE TESLA OF OIL-WATER SEPARATORS   Diffusion plate, wear plate, diffusion baffle, striker plate, sludge baffle, parallel coalescer, high-oil level sensor and alarm, high-water level sensor and alarm, petro screen coalescer, leak detection, filter media. A pollution-preventing stud

THE TESLA OF OIL-WATER SEPARATORS

Diffusion plate, wear plate, diffusion baffle, striker plate, sludge baffle, parallel coalescer, high-oil level sensor and alarm, high-water level sensor and alarm, petro screen coalescer, leak detection, filter media. A pollution-preventing stud

  OLD SCHOOL OWS WITH A TWIST   Old school? Yes. But this OWS ups it game with a sludge baffle and weir to accelerate separation of the oil, water and sludge. 

OLD SCHOOL OWS WITH A TWIST

Old school? Yes. But this OWS ups it game with a sludge baffle and weir to accelerate separation of the oil, water and sludge. 

  THE TESLA WITH OIL DAM    Goosed-up version of the Tesla. With that kind of horsepower separation time is accelerated and efficacy improved. Theres little chance with this system that drains back up, oil & grease get discharged into the storm/sanitary sewer. A+ pollution-control

THE TESLA WITH OIL DAM

Goosed-up version of the Tesla. With that kind of horsepower separation time is accelerated and efficacy improved. Theres little chance with this system that drains back up, oil & grease get discharged into the storm/sanitary sewer. A+ pollution-control

  OWS WITH OIL DAM   While it doesn't have a high-oil level sensor and alarm, its got a baffle and a damn fine oil dam

OWS WITH OIL DAM

While it doesn't have a high-oil level sensor and alarm, its got a baffle and a damn fine oil dam

  PARALLEL COALESCER OWS   The oily water passes through the coalescers (corrugated plates). This causes the oil to coalesce into sheets. These oil globs then rise to the top layer - separation!

PARALLEL COALESCER OWS

The oily water passes through the coalescers (corrugated plates). This causes the oil to coalesce into sheets. These oil globs then rise to the top layer - separation!

  OLD SCHOOL WITH SIDE OIL STORAGE   Nifty design allows oil to flow out to separate storage and not the sewer. But don't forget about the petro-contaminated sludge and suspended solids that will go down sewer

OLD SCHOOL WITH SIDE OIL STORAGE

Nifty design allows oil to flow out to separate storage and not the sewer. But don't forget about the petro-contaminated sludge and suspended solids that will go down sewer

  FOUR HOLE (QUAD BASIN) OWS   Tireless overachiever separating sand, grit, oil, sludge & water

FOUR HOLE (QUAD BASIN) OWS

Tireless overachiever separating sand, grit, oil, sludge & water

  SUMP PUMPS AT METALWORKING SHOPS   Coolant sump pumps and the bacteria they can grow can let loose some horrendous swamp ass, especially on Monday mornings

SUMP PUMPS AT METALWORKING SHOPS

Coolant sump pumps and the bacteria they can grow can let loose some horrendous swamp ass, especially on Monday mornings

Oil Pollution

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

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FREE ESTIMATE

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."
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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.

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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.

We'll trace your waste from cradle to grave. 

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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.

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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. 

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