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Posts from the ‘Absorbents’ Category

  • April 24th, 2019

    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 [...]

  • April 17th, 2019

    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 [...]

  • April 10th, 2019

    Has Spring Sprung A Leak?

    Tweet It’s spring, and while the horrific floods of a few months ago have fortunately receded, there’s a lot of excess water around. And it’s still raining in various parts of the country. It seems safe to say this is going to be a leaky season. When Mother Nature’s in charge, all we can do [...]

  • April 3rd, 2019

    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 towns into islands, and shut down freeways. At the end of February, for example, northern California faced a flood of Biblical proportions. [...]

  • March 27th, 2019

    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 dedicated stay-at-home dad serving his toddler a bowl of some nutrient-rich cereal and wholesome milk, and the child, looking disdainfully [...]

  • March 20th, 2019

    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 the one Jerry Lee Lewis sang about spill clean up: “Whole Lotta Spillin’ Goin’ On.” OK, the actually title used [...]

  • March 13th, 2019

    When The Build Up Needs Clean Up

    Tweet We recently watched a heartwarming six-part series on The Ellen Show called The Build Up, in which two design and construction experts help transform a Baltimore community, paying it forward for two young men who are giving back at a local high school. This was a very worthy project. A deserving school received a brand-new [...]

  • March 6th, 2019

    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 frenzy, storms knocking down tree limbs, runoff damaging drains and hillsides… it all calls for an equally powerful [...]

  • February 27th, 2019

    Are We Having Fun Yet?

    Tweet Have you ever traveled with small children? In between pestering their siblings or needing a rest stop, they constantly ask, “Are we there yet?” A close cousin to this inquiry is, “Are we having fun yet?” What does this have to do with spill clean up, you may ask? Here at Impact Absorbents, we’re [...]

  • February 20th, 2019

    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 are also a daily, often deadly, reality, harming marine life as well as the environment. While Impact Absorbents can’t [...]