Flood-Protect Your Home – Outside AND Underneath!September 7, 2016
Weather patterns are changing. Some areas are getting way more rainfall than in the past. This can lead to flooding, which could even get into your house. If your property is vulnerable, what precautions can you take?
SAND BAGS are the traditional way to block doorways, drains and other openings into properties. They can also be used to weigh down manhole covers and garden furniture, and block sink, toilet and bath drains to prevent water backing up.
TBS sells Hessian Sand Bags and the Building Sand to fill them, either in 25kg bags or a loose 0.2m³ scoop. Bear in mind, though, that sandbags will seep water when they are full, so we recommend using thick polythene membrane underneath and behind the bags. TBS sells it in 4m width, cut to the length you require.
Here is a video clip on How To use Sandbags.
Finally, have you got a cellar that regularly floods? Do you have a toilet in the basement? Flooding can cause foul water to back up and fill your cellar with unmentionable mess. The answer could be to have a good quality non-return valve fitted in the main run of the drain. It stops any backing up – and is a good safeguard against vermin using the drain route into your property too! It isn’t cheap, but it’s a huge saving on wrecked carpets and furniture!
As ever, TBS is here to advise and help you, so call by or give us a ring.