Insulation is usually the first material damaged in leaks or plumbing issues. What to do to handle the situation largely depends on the type of insulation. Fiberglass bats may be salvageable by lifting and drying with heat and air movers if there has been no mold growth. However, improperly dried fiberglass insulation loses a good portion of its insulating value, and, therefore, its effectiveness. Cellulose insulation soaks in water and resists drying, so it generally needs to be removed to prevent mold and damage to the surrounding structures. Regardless of the type of insulation, a mitigation professional should be called in to assess the damage and advise on the proper way to proceed.
The team at AAC Environmental is fully equipped to handle the following insulation needs: