Moisture Matters Blog

PAUL LAURENZI

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4 Inspector’s Tools You Need in Your Truck NOW

Building inspection can be highly demanding work. Customers, whether they’re preparing to buy, sell, or renovate a property, expect you to find all of the potential issues so that they won’t be blindsided later. Failure to catch any issues can lead to a loss of ... Read More

How to Use a Moisture Meter on Drywall

Drywall is incredibly sensitive to moisture. Just a tiny amount of moisture—as little as just over 1% moisture content—can cause drywall to severely degrade. If the moisture is removed quickly enough, the damage to the drywall can be contained to a small area. Read More

Top 5 Tools for Condensation Control

Condensation can be a problem for a number of reasons. For homeowners, condensation can be an indication of excessive humidity—leading to mold growth and other issues in the home. Manufacturers specializing in wood products may need to prevent excessive condensation ... Read More

3 Quick Tips to Reduce Moisture in Your Home

Excess moisture can cause a number of problems for homeowners, such as promoting mold growth, damaging building materials (walls, floors, insulation, etc.), and attracting pests like termites, rats, or cockroaches. The longer the moisture problem goes unresolved, the ... Read More

How Natural Disasters Affect What Moisture Meter Distributors Carry

Natural disasters are a major concern for most parts of the U.S. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, mudslides, blizzards, and other natural events can leave enormous amounts of devastation in their wake. Following many of these events, disaster recovery ... Read More

What Are Safe Moisture Levels in Walls?

One of the most common questions people have about moisture measurement is “What are safe moisture levels in walls, floors, etc.?” The answer is: “It depends.” Read More

Top 5 Moisture Meters for Building Inspections

Building inspections are a must when preparing for the transfer of ownership of any commercial or residential property. Buyers need to know that the property they’re purchasing is free of any major defects that could cost them money down the line. Meanwhile, sellers ... Read More

Hardwood Floor Moisture Warning Signs to Look Out For

Hardwood flooring systems are incredibly sensitive to moisture. As a hygroscopic material, wood will typically absorb or let off moisture until it reaches an equilibrium with its environment. Additionally, excess moisture can promote the growth of mold and bacteria, ... Read More

What’s the Ideal Moisture Content for Grain?

In any agricultural setting, perfectly timing the harvest and properly preparing a crop for storage is critical for maximizing both crop yield and quality. Naturally, the better the crop and the more of it there is, the more a farmer can make off of the crop. This is ... Read More

How Does Humidity Affect Moisture Meter Readings?

One question that moisture meter users frequently ask is “If humidity is the amount of moisture in the air, and moisture meters check the amount of moisture in something, can the humidity affect a moisture meter reading?” Read More