Moisture Matters Blog

What’s the Ideal Moisture Content of Drywall/Gyp-Crete?

Here’s a question that people often have about drywall: “How much moisture can drywall hold before it’s ruined?” The thing with drywall is that it has an extremely low tolerance for moisture. The gypsum that makes up a board of drywall can be easily dissolved if ... Read More

ABC’s of Measuring 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

Using Moisture Meters to Determine Mold Risk

When it comes to determining mold risk, moisture meters are one of the most useful and important tools a mold remediation expert can have. Why? Because, as noted by the EPA, "there is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the ... Read More

How To Accurately Measure Moisture in Gypsum Wall Board

Gypsum is a popular material widely used in construction and known for its fire-resistant qualities. One of its more popular construction uses is gypsum wall board, also known as drywall or Sheetrock®. Though the material’s positive attributes outweigh the negatives, ... Read More

Undeniable Proof that You Need a Moisture Meter for Your Drywall

Here’s a nightmare scenario for homeowners: a slow leak starts in a pipe behind the walls of your home. Each day, a gallon or two of water drips out of the pipe and starts to seep into the insulation, drywall, and other building materials of the home. Read More

Where to Use Pinless Moisture Meters

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Concerned About Mold? Moisture Meters Can Help

A high-quality moisture meter goes beyond simply detecting how much water is in a particular structure. They pinpoint the precise problematic spots hidden within or behind the surface to show areas of potential mold buildup. For thorough inspections to eliminate mold, ... Read More

Top 3 Uses of Moisture Meters for Farming

Farmed goods such as corn and wheat are among the U.S.’s most important exports. Countries around the world count on American-grown crops. In fact according to data from the Economic Research Service of the USDA, U.S. agricultural exports totaled more than 12 billion ... Read More

Winter Water Damage Restoration Starts with the Right Tools

Winter weather is creeping in, and that means a whole new range of winter freeze-related restoration jobs. One of the most common problems facing homeowners in winter is broken pipes. Pipes burst when standing water freezes inside them, creating an emergency situation ... Read More