Sweep Off Absorbents
There are many ways to clean up a spill. TRADESAFE’s sweep-off absorbents give you an option that’s easier to clean up and does not have to involve pads and pillows that can grow heavy and unwieldy once saturated.
Once these absorbents have soaked up enough liquid, you’ll be able to simply sweep them away and dispose of them in a plastic bag. You won’t have to come into close contact with the material or any liquid that it has absorbed.
How do you dispose of absorbents?
What are absorbents used for?
How are sweep-off absorbents better than absorbent pads, pillows, or socks?
Will sweep-off absorbents damage my floors?
What are sweep-off absorbents made of?
There is a range of materials where sweep-offs can be made from. Since they are commonly in the form of granules, they are also referred to as granular absorbents.
- Corn Cob: a biodegradable material that can absorb oil, water, and even antifreeze.
- Kitty Litter: the same granular material for absorbing cat urine. It can contain conventional clay or silica-based diatomaceous earth dust. However, kitty litter is abrasive and might leave residues that are hard to sweep off.
- Peat Moss: also known as sphagnum, this hydrophobic absorbent granule is the preferred material for cleaning up oils. Four cubic feet of peat moss can absorb up to 32 gallons of oil.
- Coir: a highly absorbent, eco-friendly material derived from coconut husk. It can clean up fuel, acid, and other hazardous liquid spills. Coir absorbents are more absorbent than absorbents made from corn cobs.
- Recycled Paper Fibers: A more economical alternative to coir and corn cob, however, paper absorbents must not be used to clean up aggressive fluids like hydrochloric acid.