How Flood Guard works
When floods strike you have little time to act.
Flood Guard units are transformed from being as light as a pillowcase to become as tough and heavy as sandbags within minutes.
All you need to do is pour water on them or pop them in a container, add 20 litres of water and watch them expand.
Flood Guard units are lightweight, weighing just 700grammes before taut, weighing 20kg (44lbs) in just over 3 minutes. They can be expanded in waters in a bath, a sink, a bucket, a hosepipe or even the floodwater.
Flood Guard units will be ready for action anytime, any place and anywhere, unlike Sandbags that need vast warehouse storage space, are heavy and expensive to shift and require huge manpower and lorries to get them to the scene.
Countries worldwide are being devastated by floods. In October 2011 there was wide scale flooding across the Dublin and Cork regions that arose from intense rainfall over a relatively short period of time. This caused rivers to break their banks, drainage systems over flowed onto
streets causing flood damage to over 2000 homes and commercial properties.
Anyone can face a flooding emergency inside their home such as a burst pipe at any time or a flash flood and surface water run off from the outside. The semiporous inner liner with Flood Guard units contain gelling polymer which absorb water. They are designed so they mould into doorways and across air vents to keep floodwater out.
In short, Flood Guard units take away the risk and are incredibly easy to deploy.
Who Uses Flood Guard?
Some of our major customers include local councils, shopping centres, emergency services, environmental agencies, banks and IT centres to protect computer servers, bus and train stations, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, schools, colleges, universities, the
construction industry and public utilities such as gas, electricity, water and telecoms.
Our products are also available in the UK, where they have been endorsed by the National Disabled Fire Association as the frail and elderly find them so easy to store, move and deploy.
When is Flood Guard used?
Flood Guard units are used to stop floodwater either by forming into a wall or as a highly effective barrier in doorways or across air vents.
They can divert surface water away from properties and down drains or into water courses.
Inside the home they can soak up leaks from faulty domestic appliances ranging from boilers to washing machines, fridges, broken pipes and radiators. It means no mess and no trying to get a bucket or a bowl in an impossible-to reach place.
Businesses also find them ideal to have for an emergency such as after a sprinkler system failure or to a quickly soak up spilled fluid to prevent staff and customers from slipping.
Let’s get technical - Flood Guard sizes
Our Flood Guard unit is 500mm by 450mm, absorbs 20 litres of water and so weighs 20 kilos when energising.
Each layer of Flood Guard will keep around 20cms (8ins) of water out.