Moisture Matters Blog

Checking Insulation with Restoration Moisture Meters

Mitigating moisture intrusion on a restoration job can be incredibly challenging, as there are many different building materials where moisture can hide. Left unchecked, this moisture can cause some materials to weaken, or even encourage the growth of mold in the ... Read More

What Kind of Moisture Meter Works Best for Restoration?

Moisture intrusion is a major concern for restoration work. Incomplete assessments of moisture in a structure can lead to faulty work, creating risks of mold growth, further structural decay, and other hazards. Read More

Using Restoration Moisture Meters to Guarantee Work Quality

No home or business owner wants to deal with the effects of water damage to their structure. Yet, according to statistics cited by waterdamagedefense.com, “14,000 people in the U.S. experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day.” Read More

3 Compelling Reasons Why You Need a Moisture Meter for Drywall

You might be wondering why you may need a moisture meter calibrated specifically for measuring moisture in drywall. After all, can’t another moisture meter provide at least a rough guess of moisture content in drywall? Read More

Using Relative Humidity Sensors in Restoration Work

Doing water damage restoration work right takes a lot of time and effort. If a restoration job isn't done with absolute thoroughness, it can result in callbacks and a loss of reputation. In a recent post, we talked about how you can use moisture meters for restoration ... Read More

Moisture Detectors for Restoration Work

Handling water damage restoration work can be challenging even for the most meticulous contractors. Restoration clients demand thorough work, and missing even a minor pocket of moisture can result in further damage to a structure weeks after your job was “finished.” Read More

Measuring Relative Humidity for Wood Flooring Installers

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Ensuring Accurate Readings in Relative Humidity Meters

Thermo-hygrometers, otherwise known as RH meters because they measure the relative humidity of a given area, are an important tool for flooring contractors, restoration specialists, and many other professionals. While the function of these devices is related to ... Read More

What is a Moisture Meter Reference Scale and how do I Interpret it?

When you use a purpose-built moisture meter for wood, soil, hay, drywall, or any other specific material, that meter returns readings on a scale calibrated for that one type of material. Using moisture meters that are calibrated to provide readings on a single scale ... Read More

How to Locate Leaks with a Moisture Meter

When it comes to leaks in a structure, whether that structure is an office or a home, timeliness is of the utmost importance in minimizing the cost of a leak. Leaks not only add to the cost of a utility bill, the damage caused by water intrusion into the structure can ... Read More