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Spill and Vomit Absorbents Buying Guide

From offices and school classrooms to storage areas and commercial kitchen floors, our selection of spill and vomit absorbents will help you easily and effectively clean up liquids and messes! They come in a variety of sizes and styles so you can find the best vomit cleaner, oil soaking pads, or other option to various needs within your facility. Vomit absorbent powder, oil spill absorbent powder, and other cleanup agents make a great addition to your emergency supplies checklist. You can use them to absorb spills, clean up after guests who get sick, line shelves to reduce grime, barricade and direct large puddles toward a drain, or catch leaks and drips from machines.

Key Features of Spill and Vomit Absorbents

Yellow spill absorbent pad being placed over a puddle of water under a sink
  • Cleans up oil and water based spills and bodily fluid messes
  • Surrounds and directs spills
  • Aids in eliminating odors
  • Covers and hides unpleasant liquids
  • Comes in a variety of forms to suit specific applications
  • Helps to maintain non-slip surfaces on floors to prevent accidental falls
  • Used to prevent rain wash off and pollution when placed outside on oil drums
  • Fulfills health code requirements and guidelines

Types of Absorbent Pads and Rolls

Graphic showing the composition of an absorbent pad and how it works

All-Purpose Absorbent Pads and Rolls

Universal gray heavy weight absorbent pad on a tile floor
We offer a number of useful absorbent pads and rolls that feature melt-blown polypropylene cores for superior strength and maximum absorbency. The innovative core aids in trapping liquids and bodily fluids better than traditional absorbing materials.

The pads come neatly stacked in packages or dispensers, while the rolls come with cores that allow them to be placed on bars for easy access and dispensing when necessary. A majority of both pads and rolls also have perforations that offer a way to select the correct sheet size for each individual job, making them easy to handle while effectively reducing excess waste and replacement costs.

Some of the pads also double as caution signs. Their color coding, symbols, and cautionary messages ensure optimal visibility and safety to help reduce liability and risk of injury. Full spill kits are also available to keep your establishment ready for any clean-up job.

Oil-Only Absorbent Pads and Rolls

Oil-only absorbent pads and rolls are made specifically for use with oil-based liquids such as lubricants, fuels, mineral oils, and vegetable oils. The pads will float on and repel water while absorbing any oil.

They're best used in manufacturing plants and other industrial settings where oils, solvents, and coolants are commonly used. Additionally, they help to maintain a non-slip surface on floors to prevent accidental falls.

Absorbent Chemicals

Bottle of Noble Chemical Absorb absorbent granules on a tile floor with a pair of protective gloves
We offer a concentrated granule solution that can effortlessly be applied to any surface. It blends odor neutralizers, natural botanicals, and emulsifying agents to make it highly effective against waste-related odors. Plus, it's easy to use. Simply spread it over the surface of the spill and allow the granules to absorb the liquid and odors. The granules can then be swept up and disposed of. A commercial broom comes in handy for cleaning up the used granules.

The impressive and powerful chemical absorbs 5 - 6 lb. of liquid per 1 lb. of powder, making it a long-lasting, economical cleaning solution for commercial kitchens, child or pet daycares, and automotive mechanic shops. If you are looking for vomit absorbent granules for schools, or vomit clean-up powder to make sure your business is ready in case of emergencies, be sure to check out these options.

Special Application Absorbents

Absorbent Drum Top Covers

Absorbent drum top covers are specifically designed to catch drum drips on 55 gallon fluid drums. The pre-cut holes provide a perfect fit around drum pumps and vents to catch any fluid that may drip from the spout of the drum pump.

Not only does it help absorb any oil that may spill while pouring oil into or out of the drum, it also aids in preventing rain wash off and pollution when placed outside. Plus, the dark color hides stains to ensure a clean, professional look.

Absorbent Socks

Absorbent socks are designed to be shaped to fit around equipment. It has the ability to absorb a variety of fluids including oil, water, solvents, and coolants. Its thickness also makes it great for barricading and surrounding liquids to keep them contained. It helps to prevent messes from spreading and creating bigger clean-up jobs.

How to Clean up Vomit

How to Clean up Oil

  1. Clear the affected area of furniture and other objects.
  2. While wearing disposable gloves and any necessary protective gear, apply a spill and vomit concentrated granule solution or absorbent pad to the affected area.
  3. Allow the absorbent products to set on the area for at least 10 - 15 minutes or until the liquid or fluid is thoroughly absorbed.
  4. If using a granule solution, sweep or vacuum away the granules. If using absorbent pads, pick up the pads and dispose of them in a plastic garbage bag.
  5. Thoroughly sanitize the affected area.
  6. Discard gloves or any other protective gear.
  1. Clear the affected area of furniture and other objects.
  2. While wearing disposable gloves and any necessary protective gear, surround the spill with an absorbent sock or socks to contain the oil to one area.
  3. Place absorbent pads or rolls on top of the spill to soak up the mess.
  4. Once the spill is thoroughly absorbed, pick up the pads and dispose of them in a plastic garbage bag.
  5. Use additional pads or rolls to absorb any excess liquids if necessary and dispose of them.
  6. Discard gloves or any other protective gear.

Absorbent Sock and Pad in Action

Watch this quick video to see how an oil spill is handled using absorbent socks and pads. In just minutes, spills can be cleaned up, preventing unwanted damage or accidental injuries.

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