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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration



Fire Sprinklers Cause Damage to Ground Level Garage in Riverside

Can wet insulation be bad?

There is a lot of confusion about insulation that’s been soaked or damaged by water. Is it still a good insulating material? Does it breed mold and mildew? Will it eventually damage other structures such as drywall?

It’s easy to be confused about whether water-damaged insulation is safe to keep in place. A qualified mitigation company can use certain tools, such as a moisture meter, to detect whether the insulation within a wall or ceiling is wet.   

We help the homeowner to analyze a multitude of issues concerning repair, salvage, construction, disposal, insurance and restoration. As for the question of replacement: Does water-damaged insulation necessarily need to be removed, with new materials installed throughout? This is not a question to be taken lightly. We can help you decide whether to remove and replace insulation after we’ve begun the job of assessing damage and drying out the entire structure.

Cleanup and restoration after water damage is a comprehensive job. It requires skills, tools and experience in a variety of disciplines. Few companies have the resources like those of SERVPRO of West Riverside City.  Call us at 951-351-8033