Quick response to small hydrocarbon leaks and spills on water. Fast-wicking pads are designed to soak up 25 times their weight in oil and other petroleum products, but will not soak up water. Polypropylene “oil only” sorbent pads are cut to fit – easily removed and replaced have they have been saturated. The foam core allows the mop head to float on top of the water and pill off oil, gas and hydrocarbon sheen that floats on the surface of the water. The floating design and pivoting handle make water surface clean up easy with no stray oil pads to retrieve and the aluminum handle telescopes from 30″ to 52″ provides easy to reach spills.