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Insulation Soaks Up Like a Sponge in Malvern, PA

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Insulation Soaks Up Like a Sponge in Malvern, PA This Malvern, PA home had some seriously saturated insulation from a pipe leak water damage...

After experiencing a water loss, the affected materials absorb water based on how porous they are; among other things.  This directly impacts whether an affected material is considered "salvageable," as in it can be dried in place, or "non-salvageable," as in it needs to be removed because it will impede the drying of the salvageable materials.  Needless to say, wall and ceiling insulation doesn't stand a chance!  It can be very difficult to dry insulation in place, and in most cases it will impede the drying process for the surrounding materials, keeping them in a dangerous place as far as moisture content.  This will keep the humidity of the affected area elevated and can provide ideal circumstances for mold growth.  Thus, SERVPRO of North East Chester County will remove non-salvageable materials, such as insulation, to lay out a feasible and responsible drying plan; i.e. to keep overall restoration costs down and keep your structure sanitary.  The insulation in the picture from a water damaged home in Malvern, PA as a result of a pipe leak shows how saturated the material has become - it's gotta go!  But once out of the picture, the surrounding structure can dry more easily and efficiently and we can get you back to normal sooner and safer!

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