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How Can Water Damage Influence the Energy Efficiency of Your Helena Home?

11/21/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling with water marks on it When water damage affects your home, deterioration continues to occur. Call SERVPRO to investigate and start the water damage remediation process.

SERVPRO Executes Water Removal To Address Immediate and Forestall Future Issues

When water is introduced into a structure, it changes many materials. Some of these changes may be subtle, but they can significantly impact your Helena home. One such case is moisture reaching wall cavities and affecting the insulation, which can create energy inefficiencies.

If you do not understand such impacts of water damage in your Helena home, you may end up footing hefty power bills long after the water intrusion is dealt with, thus leading to unnecessary losses. SERVPRO can help you resolve the initial water intrusion without leaving long-term issues. Apart from larger bills, you might encounter other problems.

Some of the problems associated with water intrusion in insulated areas include:

  • Reduced fire resistance
  • Compromised antimicrobial qualities
  • Matting or rusting 

Resolving water damage around the affected areas without leaving long-term issues requires proper planning. Devising a plan is only possible if you know what you are facing. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the type of insulation you have to determine the right action.

The common types of insulation include fiberglass, cellulose, and Rockwool. Each of these types of insulation presents unique challenges after moisture exposure. Cellulose and Rockwool mat when wet, so removal is the only solution. Fiberglass is more resilient, but it is not always possible to restore it because the vapor barriers in the material slow down drying.

Drying insulated walls requires:

  • Removing baseboards
  • Drilling holes between wall studs
  • Forcing warm, dry air into the cavities to improve evaporation

SERVPRO of Helena & Great Falls considers every water damage incident significant, thus deploying sufficient resources to make it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (406) 458-6008

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