Water Damage: What Happens to a FireKing File in Standing Water?
FireKing files are water resistant. Designed to help prevent water damage to contents from sprinklers and hoses.
Standing water, however, is a different matter. File cabinets that experience a flood or other situation will fill with water. The contents can be dried out and saved. Due to the nature of the fireproof insulation, the file cabinet itself will be permanently damaged and will need to be replaced.
The gypsum insulation found in FireKing fireproof file cabinet will absorb and retain water. This causes the gypsum to expand and create mildew. The expansion makes it difficult to open and close the drawers. The mildew can damage the contents. We recommend replacing the file immediately and making a claim for the cost of the file with your insurance provider.