There are countless ways super absorbent FloodSax can be used to prevent water damage … and one of them is to protect the floor or carpet at water dispensers.
Many public buildings have water dispensers where staff and visitors fill up their water bottles.
Often water is spilled, either making the floor slippy or else soaking into the carpet and making it grubby and unhygienic when other people then walk on it.
Some facilities management companies are now using FloodSax in their dry state to soak up the drops and spills. The FloodSax can be fully opened out as on the photo or could be folded in two so they are nearer the dispenser.
FloodSax are made by Environmental Defence Systems Ltd based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Lucy Bailey from EDS said: “It never ceases to amaze us the ways FloodSax are used, especially to soak up leaks, drips, spills and internal floods. We’ve drawn up a list of 20 ways FloodSax can be used both inside and out … but if people have any more ways they’ve used them then we’d love to know.”
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FloodSax are way more multi-purpose and flexible than traditional sandbags.
In their dry state Floodsax have a large surface area yet are very thin so can soak up water from internal floods, especially in hard-to-reach places such as underneath sinks, beneath floorboards or below radiators.
Yet immerse them fully in water and the gelling polymer inside them absorbs up to 20 litres and retains it, turning them into instant sandbags but without any sand. They are largely biodegradable by weight so are more environmentally friendly and more effective than traditional sandbags.
These are just some of the ways FloodSax have been used in action.
For more on Floodsax go to www.floodsax.co.uk