How To Keep Floodwaters From Entering The House Through The Front Door And Bathroom
Netizens shared some tips and tricks that have helped keep their home as dry as possible from the flood.
Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest stories and updates.
Due to the occasional floods, Malaysians have shared some tips and tricks online to help others keep floodwaters away from their homes with makeshift flood barriers.
Previously, a home in Kelantan built a flood barrier using some sandbags, a plastic sheet, and heavy rocks. The DIY flood barrier worked to keep the house compound relatively dry.
READ MORE: [Watch] DIY Flood Barrier In Kelantan Successfully Keeps A Home Dry, Netizens Impressed
A recent viral video showed that using a transparent acrylic board could help keep floodwaters out from the house too.
Facebook user Khairul Anuar Suria got the idea from his friend, Desmond Wong, to use the 10mm acrylic board to act as a flood barrier.
In the video, the transparent acrylic board managed to keep out most of the water with only a small trickle of water getting through.
This DIY flood barrier might not work for everyone but at that moment, it helped Khairul keep his home safe from the rising waters.
Khairul cautioned others not to use a mirror because a mirror might break under the water pressure.
Netizens shared that the DIY flood barrier might work to stop floodwaters from coming in from the front door. However, floodwaters could also enter the homes from the bathroom drains.
A netizen said by right, there’s a valve to channel the water from the outside from entering the home to Indah Water.
If the floodwater is still seeping in from the bathroom, a netizen said the drain hole can be temporarily sealed off with plastic while another person suggested using plasticine.
Let’s hope some of the methods recommended by netizens would work if the flood comes again.
Cleaning up the home once the waters recede can be a daunting task. Luckily, netizens who have experienced big floods before shared some tips and tricks to make cleaning the home feel more organized.
READ MORE: 8 Real Tips To Clean Out Your House After A Flood
Share your thoughts with us via TRP’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.