Using Sandbags for Floods
When the threat of a flood is close to your home or business, sandbags for flooding become as valuable as gold, yet they’re dirt cheap. There have been advancements with sandbags, which is great, thanks to water-activated sandbag which mimic the ability of real sand bags. Yes, they cost more, but are much quicker to implement in the case of a flood so the cost is negligible.
Sandbags for flooding are essential tools if you live in an area prone to flooding. 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 materials to sandbags, are usually large and are also not practical for handling.
If your home or business has experienced a flood, please call the professionals of SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield right away – open 24 hours for emergency services and here to help!
Source: Chainshaw Journal. Jan 2020.