Hot Fun in the Summertime

When Sly and the Family Stone sang about Hot Fun in the Summertime, it was a different world. There weren’t nearly as many triple-digit days back in 1969, so the summer months were fun — not an occasion to huddle inside air-conditioned homes or offices and worry about the state of your engine or building site, for example.

Climate change is a reality: 2020 tied 2016 as the warmest year on record, with 2021 only a few degrees behind. So it’s best to be prepared. 

Extreme heat has a negative impact on solvents. An oil or gas spill, or leaking transmission fluid, brake fluid, or coolant, all present a real problem when they’re being baked into the asphalt. Efficient, effective spill clean up is essential. 

Impact Absorbents is on it. We’ve got the specialty absorbents you need to maintain your equipment in every kind of weather.

Let’s start with the unassuming Spill Berm. Our Portable Spill Containment Berms are available in four sizes. These handy catchment trays will hold from 15 to 94 gallons of spilled or leaked fluids. You can stow them in your truck bed or behind the driver’s seat, and they can be pre-fitted with a disposable absorbent pad for safe, quick spill containment.

Best of all, the durable polymer construction has a special coating that can withstand a huge temperature range, from minus 65º F to 130ºF, making it an ideal companion for blistering summer days.

You might combine a Spill Berm purchase with XSORB EDGE Aggressive Absorbent, which, as its name implies, lets you clean up the toughest spills in a hurry, cutting through liquids and lifting them from the surface so you can easily scrub away synthetic oils, petroleum, hydraulic fluids and fuel spills, leaving asphalt and concrete surfaces clean and dry, not slippery.

Now suppose you’re working on a building site, and a gas-powered piece of equipment has sprung a leak in the heat. Our FiberDuck Oil Absorbent Roll can save the day here. This product’s construction provides extra absorbency, making it ideal for spills on water or land. And the heavyweight pads are perforated so you only use what you need, reducing waste.

With Impact Absorbents in your corner, you’ll be able to handle spill containment and spill clean up easily, quickly, and effectively, so you save time, money and labor. Which will hopefully make the summertime more fun, even if not less hot.