Ten products that will transform your home garage cleanup game
There may never be such an unassuming and promising a place as the American garage. From the Walt Disney Company to Amazon and Google, leaders of some of the biggest and most successful companies in the United States started their empires in humble garages. The garage is where we moonlight as mechanics, woodworkers, and inventors. It’s where people of all ages and walks of life experiment, tinker, and enjoy our hobbies.
Is your own garage properly outfitted for this kind of exploration? Good news: You don’t have to limit industrial products to industrial uses. Here are ten essential products that could also serve you at home to make your garage the ultimate DIY haven.
1. Universal Absorbent Pads
Do you work on your own cars? What about fixing your lawn equipment? The home mechanic can benefit from Universal Absorbent Pads in the garage to prevent oil leaks from reaching the floor. These gray pads are strong, highly absorbent, and suited for oil as well as water-based liquids.
Imagine you’re in the middle of an oil change on your car, and a spill threatens to turn your garage floor into a slippery mess. That’s where Universal Absorbent Pads come to the rescue, effortlessly soaking up oil and other liquids to keep your workspace clean and safe.
2. Oil Absorbent Pads
Don’t let boat fuel refills contribute to water pollution! Oil Absorbent Pads repel water, so they float, while quickly absorbing all types of hydrocarbons. Because they’re white, you can also easily see how much oil they’ve soaked up.
So if you’re planning a day out on the boat, make sure to add this best-seller to your water sports packing list.
3. Absorbent Pillows
For whatever random leaks that might happen in your garage, our Absorbent Pillows are ready for speedy cleanup. Whether it’s a container that accidentally topples over or any other garage leak, these pillows are your trusty sidekicks.
Choose Universal Absorbent Pillows to tackle a variety of spills. You can also grab color-coded absorbent pillows to target your specific leaks, be it water-based or chemical.
4. Absorbent Socks
Does water leak into your garage on rainy days? Do you experience drafts? Our Absorbent Socks come in four different varieties to keep wind and water out of your workspace. You can also use them to protect cabinets or walls from water damage.
Simply lay one or more socks out, or wrap them around your equipment as a multi-functional spill-blocker.
5. Abzorb Oil Mat
This mat’s “stain-stopper” backing is slip-resistant, making it a perfect choice to position under the car in the garage or even keep snowy boots or lawn equipment on to prevent them from creating puddles.
6. Anti-Fatigue Mats
Whether you place them in the kitchen, hobby room, basement, or garage, our Anti-Fatigue Mats are stress-reducing and ergonomic when you use them in areas where you do a lot of standing.
Say goodbye to aching feet or back and hello to comfortable, stress-free projects!
7. Granular Absorbents
If you want to be ready with only as much or as little absorbent power as you need for any given spill, consider our Granular Absorbents. These loose absorbents are made from all-natural or recycled materials and come in a variety of packaging sizes to suit your needs.
Granules are a great option for fluids that might seep into garage floor cracks, corners, or crevices. Once the spill has been soaked up, you’ll be able to shop-vac or sweep the materials to collect it for safe disposal.
8. Industrial Wipes and Shop Rags
We all use cloths and rags around the house to clean up spills and accidents quickly. Why not try products specifically designed for that purpose? Industrial Wipes and Shop Rags are highly absorbent and are even available pre-treated with degreasers.
From popular blue shop towels to rags or wipers made of reclaimed materials, these items offer endless uses for efficient clean-up tasks.
9. Marine Spill Absorbents
If you own a yacht or motorboat, you should be prepared for spills while out on the water, too. Aside from pads and rolls, we offer a variety of other Marine Spill Absorbents to help you contain hydrocarbon spills on water.
Attach an oil absorbent sweep or pom-pom to your craft to catch oily sheen. And drop a bilge boom or net bag into any boat compartment to absorb engine fluids.
10. Stormwater Management Products
If you live in an area where storms are frequent, it may benefit you to stock up on Stormwater Management Products.
Drain guards can protect drains from gathering sediment and trash and can even block your drain in case of a spill that you don’t want spreading into your pipes. They easy to use, store, then re-use over and over again!
Ready to make your home garage spill-ready and safe?
Industrial products don’t have to be limited to industrial uses: With some preparation and creativity, you can make your garage, boat, or RV safer and cleaner — inside and out!
This is a revision to a blog post with an original publication date of January 31, 2017.