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Flooding Disasters - Risks to the Community (families, businesses, schools and more)

Flooding Disasters - Risks to the Community (families, businesses, schools and more)

Flooding Risks

A major factor many cities, families, businesses, schools, etc. have to consider is flooding prevention. Just between 2001 and 2010, an estimated $2.7 billion dollars in losses was recorded in just the United States alone. Unfortunately, very few locations are free from the risks of flooding, and in fact 20% of floods occur in settings where flood risk is reported to be low. Therefore, flooding is a global and urgent issue. FloodSax recognizes the importance of immediate and long-term flooding prevention and protective measures. The company’s revolutionary Sandless Sandbags have changed the way thousands deal with protecting their homes and businesses from the potential consequences of flooding emergencies. The sandbag alternative is made with a patent approved, super-absorbent design that allows it to efficiently activate and absorb liquids within minutes.

FloodSax Sandbag Alternative and Absorbent Pad Products

Flooding disasters not only damage streets and buildings, but can also find their ways into your home, potentially causing thousands more in damages and health risks for your family. The fact that it can happen anywhere at any time makes it even more urgent for families and individuals to take preventive steps now. FloodSax products allow you to be prepared starting today with a few easy steps. Simply remove the packaging the sandbag comes in, place the product in the location where water may come in contact with the sandbag or customers can even pre-activate it by adding water, then use the FloodSax sandbags to create a barrier to your satisfaction.

FloodSax Sandless Sandbags Patent Design

The incredible design involved in FloodSax Sandless Sandbags allow the product to absorb 50 times its dry weight! Once in contact with liquid, the sandbag can retain the liquid contents for up to 90 days without risk of spills. Easy to use for anyone, the sandbag alternative is lightweight when dry and easy to store and use. Customers can store them for up to 10 years using a vacuum-sealed pouch as well. FloodSax products avoid the hassles involved in purchasing regular sandbags such as storage and transportation issues. Additionally, FloodSax sandbags utilize a biodegradable polymer crystal design and emphasize the importance of protecting the environment at the same time. Flooding is recorded as the most common natural disaster in the United States, and affects individuals, families, and companies worldwide. Taking flooding prevention steps today could save you time and money in the future.

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Homeowner Faces Water Damage from Washing Machine

Indoor Water Damage Prevention

FloodSax’s innovative Sandless Sandbags are changing the way homeowners and businesses deal with flooding and indoor water damage prevention and response. Each year thousands of homeowners face the money, time, and health damages that come along with water damage catastrophes. FloodSax has created a sandbag alternative that effectively absorbs water, stopping it in its tracks. Indoor water damage has become more and more of a problem and unfortunately most homeowners insurance does not cover water damage from indoor appliances or flooding. Homeowner, Amanda Pathania, from Orange, California, is a great example of the damages that can occur when steps are not taken for water damage prevention.

Water damage from leaking washing machine prevented

Orange, Ca Homeowner Faces Water Damage from Washing Machine

This past April 2016, Amanda Pathania faced a major indoor water damage issue when her washer malfunctioned. Mid cycle, washer’s leaked approximately 30 gallons of water poured out of the machine. Making its way from the laundry room, downstairs to the basement, water spilled down, creating major damage everywhere it passed. Hardwood floors, carpeting, and drywall were among the damages affecting all three floors of her home. Repairs were estimated to cost about $24,000. Unfortunately, even though Amanda called in an washer tech who subsequently fixed the machine, the same disaster happened again, with the washer leaking for the second time.

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FloodSax Sandless Sandbags can come to the Rescue

An estimated 93% of all water damage catastrophes can be prevented! Amanda Pathania’s home could have been protected by taking precautionary steps. Utilizing FloodSax Sandless Sandbags could have served as a self-absorbing sandbag, preventing the water from making it downstairs the first time. Alternatively, if Amanda had purchased the Sandless Sandbag after the first water leak, she could have been prepared for the second one. FloodSax Sandless Sandbags work as indoor water damage prevention measures by acting as an effective barrier. As opposed to other sandbag alternatives on the market, FloodSax products are actually lightweight, but immediately expand from 1 pound to 50 lbs when in contact with water, quickly absorbing up to 5.8 gallons. Homeowners such as Amanda could also prepare for indoor water damage prevention by being placed under washing machines for example, or being stacked to create a barrier that guides spilling water. With 40% more water absorption in comparison to traditional sandbags, FloodSax Sandless Sandbags help you get ready and prevent thousands to millions of dollars in damage.

Homeowners such as Amanda can face such indoor water damage and walk away with a mess-free, hassle-free outcome. Indoor spills such as washing machine leaks can never be predicted, therefore it is important to always be prepared. FloodSax’s absorbent pads are a great tool for indoor water damage prevention.


MBZ Industrial Inc. Announces Abatix® as New Distributor for FloodSax® Flood Product

MBZ Industrial Inc. Announces Abatix® as New Distributor for FloodSax® Flood Product

MBZ Industrial Inc., FloodSax® Americas patent and rights operator, announces distributor relationship with Abatix® to bring FloodSax® indoor / outdoor flood response and preparedness products to hurricane and flood prone regions of the United States.

Flood Product Flood sacks sandless sandbags

FloodSax Americas, the patented super absorbent pad and sandless sandbag manufacturer, will supply and support Abatix as a strategic inventory partner due to the company’s outstanding customer support and long term focus on remediation and restoration products. With Abatix locations in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, 4,500 FloodSax® will be initially staged at the Abatix Jacksonville, Florida branch and available for fast inter branch transfer and delivery to the customer.

FloodSax Specific Product Details:

  • Stores up to 10 years in vacuum sealed 5 packs.
  • Soaks up to 5.8 gallons of water/ liquid and can be removed with almost zero leakage.
  • Less than 1lbs dry. Ideal for anybody... OSHA safe, elderly and disabled.
  • Fits well against doors, sliders, windows and grates.
  • Can redirect streams, water flow and drainage.
  • Ideal for facilities management “response team” including: property managers, hotel engineers, hospitals, and other public traffic areas with slip and fall, spill or egress/ingress access risk.

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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Statistics

  • Floods are the #1 natural disaster in the United States.
  • 250 gallons of water is released a day due to a 1/8-inch crack in a pipe.
  • From 2010 to 2014, the average flood claim amounted to nearly $42,000.
  • From 2005 to 2014, total flood insurance claims averaged more than $3.5 billion per year.
  • Homeowners' insurance does not cover all types of flood damage.
  • In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods.


About MBZ Industrial Inc.:
MBZ Industrial Inc., headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita California is the Exclusive America's (United States, Canada and South America) License, Rights and Patent Operator of the FloodSax® Flood Prevention and Remediation Products. FloodSax are lightweight (1 lb dry) instant absorbing pads which can be stacked to create a flood barrier outdoors while also protecting property and homes from leaks caused by pipes, toilets, water heaters, and more. FloodSax have sold over 2 million units worldwide and were invented in the United Kingdom by EDS Limited. In addition to FloodSax® , MBZI is a master distributor of spill and containment and other Federal EPA 40 CFR counter measure offerings.

About Abatix:
Established in 1983, Abatix is a national supplier of products for the Fire and Water Restoration, Environmental, Industrial Safety, Petrochemical, General Construction, Energy, Hospital, Manufacturing, and Disaster Response industries supporting customers across the nation with outstanding service, training programs and services.

For more information on the exciting partnership, customers can visit,, or

Media Contact for FloodSax® USA:
Nikki Ong

Media Contact for Abatix:
Rich Booth