Water Damage Restoration Tips for Chicago & Suburbs
Water damage higher than a few inches can damage the appliances. Furnaces, washers, dryers, and even water heaters are susceptible to moisture. For example, the insulation in the jacket around your water heater will pull moisture up a few feet above the waterline in the basement. This moisture will mold, which is never good.
The same goes with the insulation in the walls of finished basements. If the insulation gets wet it has to go, coverage or not. If it does not mold will soon follow.