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About us

About us

About us

We believe very much that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and lots more. This is especially true when it comes to loss of memories and injury, not just the obvious physical stuff but the emotional and psychological trauma too that is so much harder to see and cure.

Whether or not you believe in climate change, we have witnessed more flash flooding and other extreme weather since the 2000’s. So much so that significant communities are investing big money in upgrading infrastructure, not just replacing like for like as insurance cover offers so there is a real expectation that tomorrow we will face more frequent and severe climatic events that will make it more challenging for us to thrive or even survive in some places.

In 2009, we read the UK government commissioned Pitt Review’s executive summary looking for a way we could contribute to a better society having done our time rising through the ranks in the labour market.

Flood Traps

Two pieces of the executive summary struck us:

ES.49 ‘Strategic sandbagging’ can be successfully used alongside roads or adjacent to important buildings to prevent them from flooding, but the work needs to be done properly by experts. The Review was unable to obtain any significant evidence that sandbags were particularly effective during the 2007 summer floods in providing protection to individual households.  And

ES. 50 Nevertheless, sandbags are still widely regarded as an important focus for community action and they should not simply be withdrawn. The general provision of sandbags should be phased out in favour of better products such as kite-marked flood boards, airbrick covers and other forms of temporary defence.

Further research has since shown that if we do not take action and in effect "agree" to become victims we learn a helplessness that is damaging to our mental health and adds to the emotional trauma flood victims face. This is especially true of children who cannot be build a wall out of 10 x 15kg sandbags so often they report feeling absolutely helpless, vulnerable and so scared that they become traumatised and scarred.

It was clear we could and should do better so we worked on a replacement for sandbags. Of course, sandbags are low cost, so our solution had to be low cost too. Sandbags are used to build walls in front of doors, as are flood boards, so we focused our energy on this specific application. Looking at doors, now so often very much more robust with multi-lever locks and made of sturdy material to keep burglars out, we decided to look for ways to use them, rather than try to substitute them and worked on boosting the door or window seals. Flood Traps were born.

Why we invented Floodlock Soak Up Pads, some great applications.

Watching a Gas engineer fold an incontinence pad over to fit above the electrics and PCB before servicing a boiler we thought we could do better, with a more compact and better-sealed pad.

Floodlock® 175 Soak Up Pads are lined with plastic to be sure that the surface (bottom) remains dry. We then noticed people started using them as hanging basket liners, flexible alternatives to buckets for catching drips and even as cold packs for bruises…. 

Why we invented Floodlock Wet Mess Clean Up Powder

After my then toddler daughter suffered from frequent episodes of carsickness, we simply could not wait until the end of each journey to clean up the car. Despite out best efforts on route the stench often distracted us from fully enjoying the planned experience. Blended to remove not only water based but also greasy (milky) vomit with a pleasant fresh fragrance we developed Floodlock® Wet Mess Clean Up Powder.  Friends, family, teachers and the odd buyer started to tell us it was unique and very effective. They asked us if we could make it available to help anyone faced with a need to restore an area to use without leaving a slippery residue or unpleasant smell; so that is what we did,

Of course, no one really likes or wants to face situations that threaten our homes, cars, family and health. We believe our Floodlock range can help you just then, when you are looking to prevent rather than cure or need a quick fix to reduce the significant damage life's unpredictable events can cause.

Thank you for choosing to try our products. We hope you benefit and share what you have found with your friends, family and colleagues so they can benefit too. Please do let us know what you think by e-mail ...  and please visit us again soon.


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Flood Traps Door & Window Seal Boosters

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Floodlock Flood Traps are easily trapped between your door and its frame. Once wet they swell to create a water proof barrier boosting your door's seal against high flood water pressure until the floods drain away. 

Probably the best value for money product to protect your property from surface flood water damage pouring in from the street through gaps around your sturdy front, back or basement door or window.

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Leak and Spill Water Traps

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Why leave dangerously slippery water on the floor when you can trap them and remove the hazard painlessly?.

Floodlock Flood Traps can help you; reduce the risk of slips, injury and damage by catching drips, make good use of the water to feed plants and even make a cold to easy swelling & bruising or warm pack to help you defrost the car... 


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Messups Restore Wet Surfaces Fast

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If you believe it is better to reduce the risk of injury than try to put Humpty Dumpty together again try Messups Wet Mess Dry Up Powder.

Our absorbent cleaner makes it quick and easy for you to soak the mess up, brush the muck off and start fresh and drier again.

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Packing and Postage to the UK and the EU is fixed at 4.40 GBP for one or more pieces up to 18 pieces per order. Delivery is typically within 1 week from date od dispatch. Please include your telephone number with the address for the courier to avoid delay. 

P & P for delivery outside the EU is fixed at 10.40 GBP for one or more packs up to 18 pieces per order. Overseas delivery is typically 1-2 weeks from dispatch. Please include your telephone number with the address for the courier to avoid delay.