If Insulation gets wet, is it still good?
There can be confusion about insulation that’s been soaked or damaged by floodwaters. Does it breed mold and mildew? Will it eventually damage other structures such as drywall or tile floors?
Insulation comes in a variety of materials and is installed in many ways. For instance, there is fiberglass, cellulose, foam board, cotton, and spray foam. Each type of insulation must be treated differently after water damage. Because each of these materials has different properties, they will react differently from each other when affected by a Water Damage.
There is also the risk of toxins in water-damaged insulation. Floodwaters can carry potential toxins that remain in the insulation after the water recedes. Some types of insulation can retain moisture for a long time after the flood is gone.
Assessing and repairing water damage needs to take priority for homeowners who’ve been hit by a flood or storm. It’s not just a matter of aesthetics, though the odors can be unpleasant, it is important to your family’s health and safety that the insulation is handled by an expert.
We help homeowners analyze all of the issues concerning the repairs, salvage, disposal, insurance, and restoration installed. We can help you decide whether to remove and replace insulation after we’ve begun the job of assessing the damage and drying out the structure.
Cleanup and restoration after water damage is a comprehensive job. It requires skills, tools, and experience. SERVPRO has many resources to restore your home or business.
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