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Going to the Wall
Tweet When Pink Floyd released their hit album “The Wall” 40 years ago, they weren’t singing about spill clean up, though for many school maintenance crews, this might indeed be the theme. Aside from graffiti (there’s also the Led Zeppelin album “Physical Graffiti”, of similar vintage, so perhaps it has something to do with the [...]..

To Give Someone the Slip
Tweet You may have heard the maxim, “A good pun is its own reword.” That’s not a typo; it’s wordplay. Back in the day, one of our team had a book called Punography, which contained visual puns. Like the one of a woman handing her husband a loose-fitting undergarment. The pun? “She gave him the [...]..

Business

The Great Floods of 2019
Tweet The expression “a wet winter” doesn’t begin to describe what 2019 has been like for many businesses and homeowners across the country, which have experienced storms so severe they immobilized cities, turned..
Grocery Store Demos: Whole Lotta Spillin’ Goin’ On
Tweet Remember the 1950s? Even if you weren’t there personally, the decade’s been immortalized in TV sitcoms and song. Rock ‘n’ roll was just being born, and the music was typically sweet and innocent. Like..

Environment

A Farmer’s Frenzy of Spills
Tweet Weather folklore from the Farmers’ Almanac says, “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” This colorful analogy seems appropriate, as March is usually wild. Winds whipping fields into a ..
Oil Spills: A Daily Reality Show
Tweet These days, reality shows (and stars) blanket the Internet, magazines, and our daily lives, whether we want to hear about them or not. And they’re relatively harmless. The same can’t be said of oils spills, which..

Residential

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk — Get Your Clean Up On!
Tweet Some phrases sound as if frustrated parents invented them (and since many of us here at Impact Absorbents are parents ourselves, we get it!). For instance: “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” It conjures a dedic..
Smart Summer Home Maintenance
Tweet Everything about our lives is smart these days. Smartphones. Smart cars. Smart health (think fitness trackers, life alerts…). And yes, our homes are smart too, with coffee makers that turn on without our intervention, allo..

Pollution

Don’t Fall Off the Mountain
Tweet Many years ago, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine wrote a book called, Don’t Fall Off the Mountain. She wasn’t focused on erosion control, but the title is apt: in winter months, when the rains often cascad..
On Guard! Don’t Let Drains Drain Your Energy
Tweet “En guard!” is a French fencing phrase (say that three times fast) that means, “Get ready! Your opponent is about to run you through with a lance!” Or it may have meant, “Look out! Your drain is..