FloodSax alternative sandbags save in every sense of the word – they save property, money, damage, trauma, time, space and the environment.
Water damages everything it touches – flooring, electrics, plasterboard, appliances – you name it, water wrecks it.
According to the Association of British Insurers, the average insurance claim for water damage in homes is £31,000 and in businesses it’s around £70,000.
That’s just the start. Then there is the trauma of being flooded which sees people forced out of their homes for months and having to live with relatives - or even in a caravan on the driveway - while the property dries out.
This could take ages before repair work can even begin. Then it’s waiting for contractors to be available to actually do the work and with the cost of living crisis, raw materials have shot up in price and some are difficult to get.
Many businesses which have been flooded never open again due to the cost and disruption.
Lucy Bailey from Yorkshire based Environmental Defence Systems Ltd which devised and manufactures FloodSax said: “Flooding is also linked to post traumatic stress disorder and there is a study that shows that those whose homes are damaged by floods, storms or other bad weather are 50% more likely to suffer mental health problems such as depression or anxiety … and that’s even if they don’t have to move out temporarily.
“The thing is, this can all be avoided if people were proactive and took steps to prevent flooding in their homes and businesses.”
A box of 20 FloodSax costs just £140 online.
They are vacuum-packed so are incredibly space-saving to store and are largely biodegradable by weight making them far more environmentally friendly than traditional sandbags.
FloodSax are also way more versatile and multi-purpose and can be used indoors to soak up floods, drips and leaks.
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 absorbs up to 20 litres and retains it, turning them into instant sandbags but without any sand which means they can be built into temporary flood barriers.
To buy FloodSax for next day delivery go to https://floodsaxexpress.com/
For more information on FloodSax and videos on how to use them go to https://www.floodsax.co.uk/