Oil Sorbents — How to Clean Up Spills Almost Instantly

Oil spills are a fact of life — when you deal with oil on a regular basis. You can greatly reduce their number with preventive measures, but it’s really hard to eliminate them completely. So better be prepared with oil sorbents to clean them up as soon as they happen.

But being prepared can be a challenge too. You can’t just stockpile spill kits everywhere there might be a leak or a spill. Not in your average facility anyway. Not only could that get expensive fast, but all those kits can really get underfoot.


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Fortunately, there’s a solution that is neither expensive nor bulky — just get your oil sorbents as pads or rolls. That way, you can keep just a few sheets at each workstation — which ensures that anyone dealing with a spill has some handy at any time.

One reason this works so well is that you can get a big box of them for less than you would have to pay for even a smallish spill kit. And a box can yield enough to equip a good-sized facility.

So we’ve solved the two biggest problems — price and the ability to keep oil sorbents handy in ALL the places where they’re most needed.

Of course you should choose quality oil absorbent pads. They need to hold up to real-world use.

If you happen to have a hand wringer, you can even reuse them, which will save you a lot of money — and will protect the environment. Just clean use a few pads of the oil sorbents variety to mop up, run them through the wringer to extract the absorbed oil, and reuse them over and over again.

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