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September is National Preparedness Month.

When disaster strikes, it’s only natural to want to protect your family and loved ones. Before disaster strikes, it very important to safeguard your small business, particularly if it’s your main source of income. Think about the following questions: Do you have insurance if a storm was to destroy business property or equipment? Is there an emergency plan for your small business? Does your staff know what to do in an emergency? Have you developed a checklist in the event of an emergency [...]

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Stacking Sandbags

One factor to keep in mind when protecting your home and property in the event of a flood is that sandbags are simply meant to divert water and debris away from the home, but do not create a water-tight seal. Proper placement will, however, significantly reduce the amount of water that seeps in and there are ways to keep as much water out as possible. First, you will need to prepare the site where the bags will be placed. Whether [...]

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Filling Your Sandbags

It is recommended that you use sand to fill your bags with, however if it is not readily available soil will work too. When filling your bags, you want to fill them just slightly more than half-full, but not all the way.

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Can I Use Other Bags to Fill as Sandbags?

It is not advised to use other bags that are not intended for use as sandbags as they may not be as effective. Sandbags are constructed for the use of containing sand or soil to prevent or reduce the impact of water damage in the event of a flood. They are typically made with woven polypropylene or burlap sacks. Plastic garbage bags are slick and will not create a sturdy structure when stacked. Feed sacks, although made of similar [...]

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Preparing your Home for Flooding

Locate your electrical, gas and water shutoff valves and make sure you know how to shut them off. Secure or relocate to higher ground any unstable or dangerous materials that may be swept away or moved by flood waters (for example: pallets, lumber, fuel tanks, equipment). Identify any materials that could cause environmental damage if they came in contact with flood waters (for example: paints, fuel, gasoline, fertilizers, etc.). Ensure your property grade always slopes away from buildings. What to Expect   There are [...]

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Can Sandless Sandbags be used in the winter/snow? Will they freeze?

Yes, they can be used in the winter/snow. Make sure they are fully activated before freezing temperatures occur to assure maximum protection when the snow is melting. We do not recommend moving them while frozen to prevent any tearing of the outer material. Also, Salt on the roads should not come in contact with Sandless Sandbags. To help, pre-activate Sandless Sandbags with water & then wrap plastic under & over the top to prevent the salt from making contact.

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Advantages of Sandless Sandbags

Easy to store and easy to use. Well-suited for protecting small, uneven or difficult to reach places. Disadvantages of  Traditional Sandbags for Flooding It takes two people to fill them (unless you have a sandbag filling machine). They take time to fill. Laying down sandbags is slow and time-consuming. Sacking material will perish if left in place for a long time. Difficult to place sandbags in water, specifically running water. Sandbags are prone to leaking, even when well-stacked and firmly in place. When sandbags come into contact with [...]

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Keep in Mind

During a crisis, when flooding is imminent, there will likely be a limited supply and demand will far outweigh the supply.  If your local authority doesn’t supply sandless sandbags, you can buy our sandbags in our website. But, the smartest thing you can do is stock up on sandless sandbags when there is no crisis and supply is high. Unfortunately, most people wait until a disaster strikes, then it’s too late to prepare. Start planning now. Stock up before a crisis. [...]

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Protect your Home | Sandless Sandbags for Flooding

If your property is already flooded – concentrate your time and energy on protecting yourself, your personal belongings. If possible, move your precious items to a safe place; off the ground, somewhere up high where water can’t reach. Consider all entry points that water could get through, not just doorways, such as – air bricks, utility service points, cable entry points. Use other solutions for entry points where sandbags won’t work (such as silicone sealant). It will take at least 6 [...]

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