(100% EFFECTIVE!) Simple Tools that can Keep you Safe and Dry
January 27, 2018 | Created by: Andreas Klippe
Whatever you say, you’re still affected by flooding, even in a smaller scale. And though it’s small-scale, it will surely bring you headaches when cleaning or putting stuff in order.
We know that you hate getting your hands messy from cleaning all those leaks and puddles. Since we care for you, here are two simple but (REALLY) effective tools that can keep you safe and dry no matter what.
Can you really be safe from flood?
The trend these days is to build a home in places that are flood-free and “invulnerable” to calamities. No doubt, high-end subdivisions have been on the rise in all places, especially in cities. These subdivisions are planned and constructed in such a way that its residents will be safe from all sorts of troubles, including flooding.
While it’s possible to enjoy invulnerability in these sophisticated subdivisions, we bet you are still having troubles that are somehow related to flooding.
Let’s say your pipeline burst and caused water leak in your kitchen.
Let’s say that your subdivision’s sewer system somehow got clogged and it resulted in a backflow in your toilet.
Though you’re living in a highly protected village, you can still be bothered by flooding, albeit in a smaller scale.
Anyway, we won’t keep you waiting any longer.
Clogged or Leaking Pipes? Try Our Drain Plugs
When you have minor leaks from pipelines or small puddles caused by clogged bathroom drainage, you don’t need to spend too much of your energy, time, and resources in solving them.
All you need is this handy remedy we call drain plugs.
Drain plugs prevent minor leaks; thus, they complement the flood barriers’ total protection.
Made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), the world’s third most commonly used plastic, these drain plugs allow you to block the sources of leakage in a matter of seconds (a popular online encyclopedia says).
Simply put the drain plug in the hole (or entry point) where the water is coming from. Then, twist the knob that looks like two little arms sticking out from the drain plug’s topmost portion. The knob is actually inserted on a thread. So, as you twist it, it pushes an inflatable gasket attached at the bottom of the drain plug.
The gasket inflates with your every twist until it’s swollen enough to prevent liquid from seeping in.
Voila! You have an instant blockage against leaks!
These simple contraptions are pretty easy to use. Just plug them on the source of leak, and you’ll see how they work.
These drain plugs are perfectly suitable for your sinks, toilets, bathroom drains, or roof gutter downspouts.
Our drain plugs come in various sizes — of course, we don’t control the size of your water pipes. The sizes range from as small as 2 inches (in diameter) up to 6 inches.
You can be sure of its quality.
Most importantly, the drain plugs are made in Germany.
Drain plugs come in various sizes. Also, they are made through excellent German technology.
With German technology, even the smallest contraption can mean a lot because it of its high quality!
Block Water from your Sewer
Sometimes, the source of small floodings in your home is a lot more serious than what you’re thinking.
In the Philippines, instances like sewer or drainage backflows are quite common. These backflows happen when sewers or drainage tanks overflow.
Why will they overflow?
TA backflow valve can prevent seepage of water from sewers that overflow whenever there’s flood.
Most of the sewers and drainage tanks here in the Philippines are connected to rivers or some bodies of water. In incidents of high tide or strong rainfall, these rivers might fill up and flow to any channel — including your sewers.
When such overflowing of sewers happen, there, you have a backflow.
It’s more serious than simple leaking pipes. At first, you can’t notice that the problem is caused by backflows, until you smell an appalling odor.
To save you from such murky problems, we’re bringing you the backflow valve!
The backflow valve is another simple mechanism made of PVC. This time, because backflows are a more serious problem, we used a tougher material, which is ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic.
An engineering firm, Creative Mechanism, says in its blog post that ABS plastic is tougher, and can withstand impacts and aggressively corrosive substances. Usually, ABS plastic is used as base material for items that often come in contact with electricity like computer keyboards and electric socket covers.
Thus, our backflow valves are 100% durable. In case you pour liquid lye (which we call by its brand name liquid Sosa) on your backflow valve, it will not be damaged like an ordinary PVC pipe.
How does it work?
Backflow valve sounds like a complicated mechanism. In reality, it works by simply relying on the principle of leverage.
It is a simple pipe, which is (of course) cylindrical and has two open ends. One end is attached to your “domestic exit point” — the point that releases water from your home. This domestic exit point can be a drain pipe of your bathtub, sink, bathroom, or gutter.
These illustration shows how a backflow valve works to protect homes from overflowing sewers.
The other end of this backflow valve is attached to the sewer system, which can be a septic tank, a river, or a water treatment plant.
In the middle of this backflow valve is a plastic plate attached via hinge. The hinge opens to the sewer system, so the water coming from your domestic exit point can flow freely. Since the hinge only opens to the sewer system, any flow coming from the opposite direction automatically closes the plastic plate like a door pushed against its frame.
In short, the backflow itself will seal the valve, preventing the water from reaching your home.
The backflow valve comes in various sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 inches). When we install the backflow valve in your home, we will submerge it in the concrete floor so it can be fully protected.
The middle section of our backflow valve (where the plastic plate is attached to a hinge) has an aperture which you can open easily. In case something got stuck (like normal kitchen dirt) in the backflow valve, simply open the aperture and remove the blockage.
If you want to permanently seal the plastic plate, a lever located on the aperture can be pulled up or down. Pulling the lever down will trigger a small latch that will permanently close the plastic plate.
Who doesn’t want a safe and dry home?
See? Whether outdoors or indoors, the threat of flooding (no matter how big) is looming.
If you’re one of those who occasionally suffer from leaks and puddles, it’s time to solve those petty problems of yours.
A safe and dry home is within your reach through our simple but effective contraptions!
Sealants, as alternative solution to leaks, require a messy hand work. Some sealants can irritate your skin, and their strong paint-like odor can trigger asthma.
Expensive carpentry or home renovation is not an option either. If you’ll choose home renovation, might as well dismantle your whole bathroom, kitchen, or toilet (including your septic tanks).
Instead of spending too much effort and resources on alternatives that won’t work, try our simple tools that will definitely keep you safe and dry!