Cook County Board-Up can help out no matter how the water got in. Storm? Broken pipe? Fire hoses? Flood? A great deal of flood damage occurs along with fire damage. As fire hoses extinguish the fire in your home, they pump out an estimated 1,000 gallons of water or more every minute! The key to restoring value to your fire-damaged home is to begin the water removal process within 48 hours.
In addition to structural damage, allowing water to sit in an area may increase health risks. First of all contaminated water presents a risk of exposure. Also the presence of moisture, even in clean water, can accelerate the growth mold and mildew. Furthermore, moisture can lead to an increase in humidity throughout the structure. As a result, items that were not affected by the original source of water can absorb this excess moisture from the air. Because of this humidity, these items may now be damaged. In addition structures that are not dried out quickly and properly can become a food source for mold growth.