Insulation

After a house floods, insulation can be extremely difficult to dry. Insulation is
not only absorbent, but it is difficult to set air flow around the insulation. Not only is
insulation difficult to dry, it often makes drying sheetrock and framing difficult as well.

When insulation becomes saturated, often the best technique is removal. This may
require removal of sheetrock in order to gain access. Wet insulation in attics if left
unchecked can collapse ceilings, and wet insulation in walls is prime areas for mold
growth. Fortunately, most interior walls are not insulated so air flow is not inhibited after
water damage.

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