FloodSax saved a house from being badly damaged by floodwater when rain started to pour down an internal wall.
The emergency happened at a family home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, which is on a hill and vulnerable to high winds and driving rain.
During recent gales water started to run down the wall inside an extension even though homeowner Richard couldn’t see how it was getting in.
He used a row of FloodSax in their dry state which soaked up the water when it reached the bottom of the wall and prevented it from flooding across the floor, damaging the floor, skirting boards, furniture and electrics which would have caused thousands of pounds damage.
Richard said: “It was a real emergency so it was lucky I had some FloodSax to hand. The water was somehow getting in through the extension roof where it joins onto the main house and running down the walls.
“The FloodSax were so simple to use. All I had to do was lay a line of FloodSax along the wall and it meant all the water soaked into them so couldn’t spread further into the room.
“It also meant I didn’t need to be continually there wiping the water up which I’d have had to do if I didn’t have the FloodSax. Investing a few pounds in a box of FloodSax has saved me a fortune in flood damage, not to mention all the hassle of claiming on the insurance and then trying to get tradespeople in to do the repairs.”
FloodSax have earned a reputation worldwide as a robust alternative sandbag that can be made into a great temporary flood protection barrier to keep floodwater out of homes and businesses. To transform them into an instant ‘sandless’ sandbag simply immerse them in water and the gelling polymer inside the FloodSax absorbs the water and retains it. This also means FloodSax are largely biodegradable making them far more environmentally friendly than old-style, traditional sandbags.
But in their dry state, as Richard discovered, they are very thin with a large surface area so are great at soaking up leaks, spills, drips and floods internally, especially in hard-to-reach places such as beneath boilers, underneath floorboards and below sinks.
Around 3 million FloodSax have been used worldwide and they have been used by local councils, hospitals, schools, businesses and homeowners to save countless millions of pounds in flood damage.
FloodSax cost around £140 for 20 and are vacuum-wrapped in packs of 5 so are very easy to store yet are quick and easy to deploy. To buy a box go to https://floodsaxexpress.com/
The typical insurance excess for a flooding claim is £350 so it makes sense to have FloodSax so you are ready for any flooding emergency, either inside or out, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
There are plenty of testimonials on our website at https://www.floodsax.co.uk/testimonials/