Insulation can work as an absorbent sponge after water intrusion.
After a flood in a finished area of your home, do you ever wonder where the water went after hours of the flood incident? In many cases, the water ends up soaked inside the insulation behind the walls. This happens because the insulation works as an absorbent sponge, if it sits there long enough, it can cause microbial growth. So remember, if the affected area appears to be dry because the water is gone, the water has gone somewhere else. Feel free to reach out if you experience water damage and want to get an idea of the true extent of the damage, and understand what needs to be done to properly mitigate the water damage. Always remember that your local SERVPRO of Wheaton/Kensington is always here to help!