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Our most frequently asked questions. If you do not see the answer to your question here, please contact us.

The complete FloodKit®  contains. Two Regular door panels for front and back doors (be sure to let us know the width of your doorframe). Two cans of FloodFoam®. Four air brick patches. A set of four pipe patches and a roll of FloodKit Tape. An ancilliary pack containing a spanner to lock the lintel bar into the door recess, a spray bottle of Wallguard to prepare the brickwork, and a specially designed roller to apply the patches.

Other Products such as our Toilet Stopper and the Shower Tube are available separately as not everybody has a downstairs toilet or a downstairs shower. Both items however come complete with everything needed for their successful application. You can also purchase the re-usable Airbrick Plate if you have standard grid type air bricks, please refer to our products page for further information

The average panel weight is 8 kg, just over half that of a single sandbag (15kg). It also can be carried by the Lintel bar so is easy to move and apply.

Yes. If fitted correctly, of course. Firstly, the patent pending Lintel bar allows you to create downward pressure to create a seal under the panel against the threshold. The FloodFoam® works with the EPDM vertical seals, contracting and expanding together to form a flexible, watertight seal up the edges of the panel.   The panel itself protects the door from the weight of floodwater.

A single 500ml can is sufficient to seal several door panels , but for peace of mind FloodKit includes a spare can to eliminate any concern that you are about to run out! The spare can is also there to provide cover whilst a replacement is ordered immediately after a first flood application.

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The Standard Height of the FloodKit® panels is 600mm as the vast majority of flooding in the UK is to a level well below this height.  If you are at risk of flooding to a level above this then our 800mm panels will protect you to an even greater height. Experts advise that 900mm or one old yard should be the maximum height for flood protection devices. Any higher and structural damage could result due to the weight of water against only one side of a house wall. All FloodKit® devices are designed to this standard. A standard door will normally be 150mm above outside ground level so a 600mm panel will give protection to above 700mm and an 800mm panel to above 900mm of water.

The devices are certainly easy to use and the videos on our website show how simply they are to fit. Please make sure that you test the fitting on a dry day before you need to fit any products when you get a flood warning. Remember be prepared be Flood Aware.

Some items in the kit are single use only, such as the FloodFoam, Tape, Airbrick and Pipe patches and the U bend bag for the Toilet Stopper. All of the other items are capable of being used again and again. The only item with a shelf life is the FloodFoam, which should be replaced after two years – and after initial purchase, we will contact you to remind you of this requirement in good time. Otherwise the FloodKit products are hard wearing and extremely durable. The FloodFoam should be stored upright, whilst the Patches and Tape should be stored at room temperature to enable them to be applied correctly.

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FloodKit® has been designed to be an Emergency Flood Response system which is quick and easy to fit and can protect the whole house. Through sophisticated design and by the use of modern materials, we have been able to achieve results which are better than products which are many times more expensive.

Follow the instructions provided in the Video and the panel can be removed easily. By applying the Tape to your doorframe before fixing the panel in place and applying the FloodFoam you will ensure a swift and clean removal after the floodwater has receded. We even provide you with a scraper to help clean the Foam off your panel before it is cleaned and dried before storing.

All of the parts in the kit can be obtained from http://tinyurl.com/floodkit or from other retail partners.

If you are concerned about your house being vulnerable to flooding in your absence you can apply all of the devices before you leave. Alternatively you can fit the downstairs toilet and shower devices yourself and arrange with a neighbour to apply the Door panels and Airbrick protection should a flood actually occur.

If you have decided to remain in your property, you can still open and close your front door with the Door panels fitted. You should also prepare an emergency pack including torches details of what to pack into this are available from the National Flood Forum or your local council.

The Foam will generally be stuck to the Tape rather than your door frame so removal of the tape as shown in the video will remove the foam. The foam can be removed quite easily from the panel with the scraper, any residue may be removed using a stiff/wire brush. Certainly a lot easier than cleaning out your house after flooding!

NO! Airbricks and overflow pipes should not be sealed until there is imminent risk of flooding, and removed immediately the threat has passed. The videos show the correct time to apply individual devices around the house. Your Airbricks provide a valuable function in ventilating your property and should not be sealed unless a flood is imminent.

NO! Ordinary builder’s foam is not as flexible as FloodFoam® and is likely to crack in this application, resulting in major leaks. The pressure of floodwater against the Door panel will vary hugely as the water rises and then falls FloodFoam® has been developed to stay flexible even when it is cured this unique property makes it very different from ordinary expanding foam.    

FloodFoam® is manufactured for FloodKit by Europe’s largest manufacturer of expanding foams to the highest EU standards and when cured can be disposed of in your household waste.

Depending on the nature and size of the oversight there would usually be sufficient spare foam and butyl tape patches in the kit to cope with a multitude of minor leak problems.  However the best course of action is to check your property in the dry weather for all potential leak points and make a note of them or take photos showing where they are and keep this information with your FloodKit. Recheck this regularly as you may have had building work done or new cables or outside taps fitted.