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Place one length in the doorframe, at the bottom. Use the sticky tabs provided or duct tape to help you position and hold the strips up the sides of the door so the three lengths in the pack along the bottom and up the sides of your door (or window) frame. Then shut that door. You can use more to run them all the way across the top of a door to boost the seal on a basement door for example. There are small corner pads to improve the seal in the corners of "wonky" doors. Rapidly swelling to create a waterproof gel when wet the strips in a single pack used on a typical UK size door will boost protection against 0.5m (20") deep floodwater, plus the height of any door steps, so typically 2ft / 61cms.
For use against saline (sea or salt) water floods just fold each strip in half parallel to the long side and wet half the folded width of the strips with tap water first, you can see how in the video, then trap the dry part between the door and the frame.
When you receive a flood warning from a local authority or Government body like the UKs Environment Agency or you see weather reports so expect floods due to heavy rain, rising river levels or high tide with strong winds or storms or hurricanes.
Flood Traps can do the job of the 10-14 x 15kg bags of sand you usually use to build a leaky wall like barrier in front of your robust door, and if belt and braces is your preference you can use both.
On a typical 76cm wide UK front door without a door step 3 lengths of flood traps in a standard pack can line the bottom and run 52cm (1ft 8") up the sides of the door.
Photo of flood water failing to drain following a heavy downpour as is seen more and more commonly as our climate changes and of Flood Traps being examined after swelling to protect 4 houses from surface flood in Glasgow. The last image shows the inside of one of the homes, previously repeatedly flooded but kept dry this time thanks to the Floodlock Flood Traps you can see in position between the door and its frame.
This image shows just how little you would throw away, compared to several sandbags.
As flood water pressure presses on the soft swollen water proof gel strips they are squeezed into the gaps between the door and the frame.
Now instead of flood water pressure forcing water through gaps around your doors it helps Floodlock strips of Floor Trap seal it out!
While kept dry, Floodlock Door Protection Strips can be stored in a draw for years, always ready to help you prepare for a flood whenever you need them.
Once used Floodlock strips can be buried or disposed of as household waste.
Each of the three strips in a pack absorbs 2 Litres of water, so can be used to soak up leaks, spills or flood incidents indoors and in hard to reach areas too!
Buy them now, before you need them and be ever ready to reduce water damage and recovery time whenever the next flood strikes - whatever the source.
Here you can see Flood Traps protecting a window sill from condensed water on the windows, a washing machine leak when the filter is blocked and defrosting fridge freezer leaking water that would otherwise create a slip hazard on the floor.