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Think Before You (Re) Insulate!

After super storm Sandy struck the USA, there are many new ideas emerging as to how to insulate a home or property. The costs of remodeling after water damage has builders re-thinking how to do it right this time.

Removing wet insulation from this storm is a disaster as said by many contractors in the area. Leaving wet insulation in your walls is a catastrophe. When this happens, mildew brews and the result is black mold, lung infections, and even death.

Some insulators believe foam insulation is a more┬áresponsible┬áchoice to install in homes nowadays because closed cell foam will not retain water, as reported on the industry’s main websites.

If your home needs insulation after flooding, be sure to dry it out and remove ruined sheetrock and drywall (no pun!)

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