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11Feb

What Do I Do If My Home Has Wet Insulation?

As a homeowner, the experience of having moisture leak into your insulation will certainly be a cause for concern. In order for homeowners to properly access the correct course of action and get the proper water damage restoration services, they first need to have the type of insulation in their home identified.

Here’s what you need to know about different types of insulation and what course of action you need to take in order to repair damage caused by wet insulation. If you’re not sure about what type of insulation you have, or if you still have any questions, don’t worry! Go ahead and give us a call here at Complete Restoration Services and our experts would love to help!

Foam Insulation

If you happen to have insulation made out of spray foam or foam board, the material for those types of insulation will be impermeable to moisture which will prevent cumulative damage down the road. Even though spray foam and foam board does not get directly damaged by moisture, the wooden beams are still water permeable and need to be dried off.

Fiberglass Insulation

If the insulation in your home has moisture on it and it is made of a fiberglass material, you are still in good shape. Fiberglass is impermeable to water and will hold up to moisture. The only significant problem with fiberglass is that it loses it functionality once moisture gets on the material.

The reason for this is that water conducts heat very easily. The heat from inside your home will want to escape to the outside where the moisture is at which eliminates the intended function of fiberglass material.

Plant Fiber Insulation

If your home has insulation made out of plant fibers such as cellulose or cotton, pay attention! Both cellulose and cotton are very water permeable so once these types of insulation get wet, they need to be removed and replaced as soon as possible before it becomes a hazard. One of the major reasons that cellulose and cotton insulation needs to be replaced after extensive water damage is that mold and mildew will grow after a only a few days of soaking into the material. Mold and Mildew both poses a health hazard for home occupants.

At this point, calling Complete Restoration Services is the best course of action toward fixing water damage and stopping mold proliferation.

Call An Expert

There are a number of reasons why Complete Restoration Services is the best choice in fixing damages to your home. Complete Restoration Services specializes in repairing water damage and offer 24/7 support for services such as water extraction, dehumidification, and mold remediation. Complete Restoration Services also focuses on good communication with the customer to provide the necessary updates to keep customer satisfaction.

If you are worried about wet insulation in your home, get in touch with us at Complete Restoration Services today. We can help you assess any damage that has been done and make necessary repairs before they become a larger issue.

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