Moisture Matters Blog

Is Your Moisture Meter Not Working? Here’s Why!

Moisture meters are useful tools for professionals in many different industries. The ability to perform accurate moisture testing in different materials is a key part of ensuring high quality for paper producers, woodworkers, contractors, restoration specialists, and ... Read More

How to Determine Mold Risks with Moisture Meters

Most home and business owners prefer not to have mold growing in their buildings. But, very few actively check for mold until it is too late, and the mold has started to actively exhibit its most common symptoms: musty odors and discoloration of building materials. Why ... Read More

How Accurate Are Moisture Meter Readings, Really?

It’s often hard for someone to accept that it’s possible to get an accurate measurement of the moisture content of wood, hay, drywall, or anything else just by using a handheld tool for a couple of seconds. That’s why one of the questions people often ask Delmhorst’s ... Read More

What Moisture Content is Safe for Your Building Materials

One of the most frequently asked questions the Delmhorst team fields about moisture content (%MC) and moisture measurement is: “What’s a safe moisture content for X?” where “X” is whatever type of building material the person is preparing to test. Read More

How to Control Moisture Content in Hay Bales

As any experienced hay producer knows, the moisture content (%MC) of hay needs to be strictly controlled. With too little moisture, hay becomes brittle, loses nutritional value, and is unpalatable for livestock. With too much moisture, hay can spoil while baled hay can ... Read More

6 Mistakes That Lead to Bad Moisture Testing

There are many people who need to conduct moisture testing for a variety of reasons. For example, farmers use soil moisture meters to check the available moisture of their soil to manage their irrigation (helping to improve crop yield and quality). Water damage ... Read More

The 4 Worst Sources of Moisture Intrusion in Winter

Moisture intrusion is a year-round issue. And, for those who need to ask: “What is moisture intrusion?” a simple moisture intrusion definition is that it is the presence of unsafe amounts of moisture in a structure that could cause accidents, damage to building ... Read More

How to Measure Moisture in Drywall

In a moisture-compromised structure, drywall is especially susceptible to damage from exposure to moisture. This is because gypsum, the material drywall is made of, is very sensitive to moisture. Drywall that has been allowed to get too wet can experience numerous ... Read More

How to Minimize Soil Moisture Loss During Winter

It’s easy for the layman to forget about issues such as maintaining soil moisture in the winter, as many crops are harvested before the winter begins. However, agriculture specialists know that maintaining the moisture content of their soil at a healthy level ... Read More

Top 5 Moisture Meters of the Year

With the passing of the old year and the start of the new, now is the perfect time for reflecting on the events of the last 12 months. Since Delmhorst is a moisture meter company, it might be a good idea for us to reflect on the moisture meters we make, and create a ... Read More