FloodSax have saved a care home from suffering thousands of pounds damage.

The computer server for the Belgium home is in the basement which was vulnerable to flooding yet had not been put on a raised floor.

The problem was spotted by by Adel Oueslati, owner of Belgium company Aquasorb.

He said: “Water was actually around the bottom of the server and if it had got in the damage would have been exceptionally disruptive to the home as well as being very expensive to repair.

“We have protected it for now with FloodSax sandbags which absorb all the water.

“It may be worth organisations and businesses checking where the server is in their building and if it is vulnerable to flooding.”