Baltimore Water Damage and Construction Services
Have you Experienced a Recent Flood?
Whether it’s due to a flood, a plumbing leak, or a broken appliance,
water damage can quickly take a toll on any property. If you have suffered
water damage near Baltimore, it’s time to contact a qualified water
damage restoration service. For water damage services you can always depend
on, call The Mold Dr. – Mold Remediation and Construction Services,
Inc in Baltimore. We have years of experience treating buildings with
moisture issues, and we will take the steps necessary to prevent mold
growth and minimize water damage. Contact our firm today to find out how
we can help you.
How Water Damage Restoration Works
If your building has been damaged by water intrusion, the first step your
Baltimore water damage professional will take is to identify the source
of water so that further damage can be prevented. This may involve turning
off the water in your home, repairing a broken pipe, or sealing off a
flooded area. Then, the water in your building will be categorized to
determine whether it presents an immediate threat:
White Water. This is water that contains few contaminants and is not considered dangerous
to human health, such as drinking water and shower water.
Gray Water. This is water that contains some contaminants and is considered a moderate
risk to human health, such as water from dishwashers or washing machines.
After 72 hours, white water is considered gray water.
Black Water. This is water that contains bacteria and viruses and is considered a significant
hazard to human health, such as sewage water and flood water. After 72
hours, gray water is considered black water.
In order to restore your home, the team at The Mold Dr. will begin drying
and repairing all the materials in your home that were affected by water
as soon as possible. Fast water damage restoration will help to minimize
damage to your property and prevent mold from growing. There are four
classes of water damage that The Mold Dr. in Baltimore will use to determine
what approach to take to drying your property:
Slow evaporation rate. Water affected only a small area, and only came into contact with materials
with low permeability.
Fast evaporation rate. Water affected a larger area, and came into contact with materials with
some permeability such as carpets and furniture.
Fastest evaporation rate. Water saturated highly permeable materials such as drywall, carpeting,
furniture, and insulation.
Specialty drying situations. Water saturated areas with low-permeability materials such as brick or