A Farmer’s Frenzy of Spills

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 response. We’re on it. Here’s how to keep your business safe from a forest full of erosion emergencies:

  • Don’t get gutted. Keep rain gutters clear so water flows freely through downspouts. Water seeks an outlet, and if the gutters are clogged, it can pour over the roof and rot out your second-story or foundation, ruining your inventory. So stay on top of the rain.
  • Check storm drains.In hard rains and hail storms, grass, leaves and other debris can clog the drainage system and pollute downstream waterways, all of which flow directly into local creeks and rivers. Impact Absorbent’s Ultra-DrainGuard and Ultra-GutterGuard are ideal spill containment resources, preventing sediment, debris and other contaminants from seeping into the water system.
  • Trim tree branches.Have your business’s landscaping crew (or your local power company) remove potential hazards before they cause danger. If there are young trees on your property, consider staking them.
  • Prepare for stopgap repairs. Assemble sandbags, plastic sheeting, lumber and other emergency building materials. Or simply order what you might need from us:Jute nettingto stabilize the soil and promote the establishment of permanent vegetation on slopes,wood stakesfor anchoring erosion control booms, maintenance-freegravel bagsto wedge against curbs.

Whether or not you’re a fan of the old March lion-lamb dichotomy, we think you’ll lionize our spill containment solutions. Happy Spring!

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