Moisture Matters Blog

What is Equilibrium Moisture Content, and Why is it Important?

In many different industries that involve the use of wood or other hygroscopic materials, you might hear the term “EMC” mentioned from time to time. While industry veterans are intimately familiar with this term, to those who are new to the woodworking, flooring, or ... Read More

How to Measure the Moisture Content of Wood for DIY Projects

If you’re an intrepid do-it-yourself enthusiast getting ready to complete a major project that involves wood, it’s important to know how to measure the moisture content of that wood for your DIY project. Read More

4 Moisture Meter Resources That Will Improve Your Customer Service

Being a distributor of moisture meters isn’t always easy. It’s especially difficult when you have to help inexperienced customers with their new moisture meters, process warranty requests, and make sure that you’re stocking the right moisture meters for your customers. Read More

Why You Should Always Check for Moisture in Your Basement

Everyday, homes and businesses are exposed to water damage in one form or another. Whether it’s catastrophic flooding, seepage from a burst or leaky pipe, or a fault in the building’s structure that allows moisture in, there are numerous ways for water to make it into ... Read More

Why You’ll Want a Firewood Moisture Meter

In many parts of the USA, winter is a time for family and loved ones to gather together and enjoy the warmth of a cozy fireplace. While many modern fireplaces use gas to bring warmth and light to the home, for countless Americans, there’s really no replacement for a ... Read More

How Using Moisture Meters for Restoration Projects Saves Time & Money

Restoration experts have a tough job year-round. Finding all of the hidden moisture pockets in a structure and eliminating all sources of moisture intrusion to prevent further damage is an enormous task—especially in larger buildings or after particularly severe ... Read More

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Current Moisture Meter

Moisture meters are an integral tool for many professionals for one reason or another. Farmers can use them to optimize soil irrigation for their crops, restoration experts can use them to track dry-out progress, and manufacturers can make sure their wood has been ... Read More

What to Avoid When Testing Moisture in Your Flooring System

Testing moisture in a flooring system can be crucial for preventing flooring failures. However, when testing the moisture content (%MC) of a flooring system, there are a few things that can go awry, throwing off moisture measurements and compromising the end result. Read More

5 Ways You Can Use Moisture Meters for Restoration Jobs

On any major building restoration job, moisture is a constant concern. This is one reason why many experts carry moisture meters with them on their restoration jobs. However, there are more uses for a moisture meter than simply detecting moisture. Some alternative uses ... Read More

Comparing 4 High-End Grain Moisture Meters

Grain moisture meters are a proven tool for helping farmers monitor and control the moisture content (%MC) of their grain crops at harvest time and during storage to reduce the risk of spoilage, moisture shrinkage, excessive drying costs, and many more problems. ... Read More