FloodSax alternative sandbags
FloodSax are a multi-functional and ultra-flexible anti-flood device that can be used both indoors and outside.
FloodSax are best known as alternative sandbags used to prevent floodwater getting into homes and businesses.
They resemble large pillowcases and are vacuum-packed to make them space-saving to store but are quick and easy to deploy.How they work
When submerged in water the special gelling polymer inside each FloodSax absorbs 20 litres to become an instant ‘sandless’ sandbag in a few minutes. They then weigh around 20kg and have proved themselves in action countless times, saving a fortune in flood damage along with all the trauma and misery flooding causes.
In their dry state FloodSax are ultra-thin and have a large surface area so are ideal to put under drips, leaks and floods inside where they will simply absorb the water to prevent damage. Plumbers use them as they are ideal to deploy in hard-to-reach places such as under floorboards, radiators and boilers.
Flood Sax’s dual use for both inside and outside means you’re prepared for any flooding emergency 24/7.
Many people don’t realise that local authorities have no responsibility to provide sandbags and the Environment Agency warns: “Don’t assume the authorities will provide you with sandbags in a flood emergency. It’s the responsibility of property owners to take appropriate action to protect their property from flooding.”FloodSax specifications
- Supplied in a box. One box contains 4 packs of 5 FloodSax bags
- Absorb up to 22 litres of water per bag
- Dimensions: (L) 540mm x (W) 450mm (+/- 5mm uninflated)
- Once activated, FloodSax will remain inflated for at least 7 days
- Will stay activated for 12 weeks if in contact with a liquid and will not leak
- Absorbs many different types of liquid
- Suitable for soaking up leaks and spills in hard to reach places
- Each pack of 5 vacuum-packed FloodSax is 52cms by 48cms by 1.5cms.
- Each carrier bag contains a pack of 5 vacuum-packed FloodSax and measures 70cms x 50cms x 2cms. It weighs 1.9kg.
- Each FloodSax measures 50cms by 45cms by 1.5cms before it comes into contact with water and weighs 13 ounces
- Each FloodSax energised with water measures 50cms by 45cms by 20cms
- Each row of FloodSax will keep out around 20cms (8ins) of water.
- Designed to mould into doorways to keep floodwater out
- Simple to store away and can be vacuum-packed
- 5 year shelf life
Almost 3 million FloodSax have been sold worldwide.
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