If you are a property owner, there's a good chance that at some point you've experienced water damages in your home. Overflowing toilets, broken pipes, or even an overfilled tub can quickly ruin any finish inside a home. However, the real culprit behind water damage to homes is flooding. Every year, billions of dollars in insurance claims are made due to household floodwater damages. Have you ever been in a desperate flood situation and thought “I could really use some sandbags right now!”. Does an approaching rainstorm or flood warning send you into an anxious frenzy? A home is most people’s most valued asset and protecting it should be a priority! Luckily, there is a solution that every homeowner should be aware of: Self-Expanding sandbags!
How Do Quik-Response Self- Expanding Sandbags Work?
Quik-Response sandless sandbags in Canada are initially lightweight and look like a piece of fabric.. Simply lay the bag in the desired location add water, and watch as the bag expands in size and mass to over 40lbs. That's right. No sand, no filling and no heavy lifting. For homeowners, you can store them conveniently in a small closet, in your car or any other easily-accessible area. Rest assured that within minutes, you can protect your house from even the most severe flooding conditions.
Believe me, flooding is your home's biggest foe, and I have found (unfortunately) that sandless sandbags are definitely an item for your emergency preparedness kit. Quik-Response has a large following in Canada and has been chosen by multiple cities, towns and governments as a trust able source of flood protection.
What did I like about Quik-Response self-expanding sandbags?
- Easy to move
- Easy to deploy
- Always accessible
And what didn't I like?
I did not find any negative issues with Quik-Response. It wasn't available at the local hardware store, but I was easily able to order a Homeowners Kit directly from their website (https://www.vasalta.ca/quik-response ). As advertised, they were substantially cheaper than their competition (Quik-Dam and Floodsax) and seemed to be be made of more heavy-duty material.
Can I use Quik-Response for indoor flooding?
Yes. I had the unfortunate chance to test this myself. A plastic water-pipe broke in our basement boiler room. There was water everywhere... I layed a few Quik-Response bags around the door and managed to contain the water in minutes. This was 5 months after my original purchase. You never know when a situation like this can happen.
I highly recommend the Quik-Response Self-Expanding Sandbags to anyone who owns property. Like I've already said, you really never know when an internal or external flooding situation will occur. However, one thing you can be sure of (especially in Canada) is that flooding is a reoccurring problem that every province faces. The sandless sandbags are an affordable tool and will offer you piece of mind.
If you'd like some Quik-Response self-expanding sandbags for yourself, you can order them directly from the manufacturer at (https://www.vasalta.ca/quik-response) .