Insulation in Exterior Wall
Water damage which has affected insulation sometimes may need to be removed. This is an example of insulation in an exterior wall of a home from a recent flood damage. Due to the nature of the grossly contaminated water the drywall and insulation both had to be removed and discarded so that the wood framing could be cleaned with an EPA registered disinfectant and dried. After the drying phase is completed the repairs may begin. Had this been a normal water loss from something like a supply line it is often possible to remove the base trim, drill holes into the drywall behind where the base would have covered it and force air into the wall cavity to dry the drywall, wood framing and fiberglass insulation. Of course, we always use our industry approved moisture meters to validate how materials are drying and when they are dry.