Moisture Matters Blog

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

What is Used to Measure Moisture in Soil

For farmers, there are few things as important as the quality of soil. If the soil they’re trying to grow crops in is depleted of nutrients, then crops will not grow well. Additionally, the amount of moisture in soil can have a major effect on crop quality: Too little ... Read More

How to Interpret Moisture Meter Readings on Different Scales

Moisture meters are indispensable tools for professionals in many different industries, including restoration, contracting, farming, lumber production. However, moisture meter scales can create some confusion. An understanding of the different moisture meter scales ... Read More

Top 3 Moisture Meters You Should Stock for Sale Right Now

Moisture meters can be invaluable tools for professionals in a wide range of industries. However, not just any moisture meter will do. Professionals need the right tools to meet the demands of their particular line of work. Read More

Where Can I Buy a Moisture Meter?

One question that the team here at Delmhorst frequently hears is: “Where can I buy a moisture meter for…?” The “…” is usually filled with a specific application, such as restoration, agriculture, concrete, or wood. Read More

Preventing the Negative Effects Moisture Can Have On Agriculture

Water is a vital resource for farmers growing any crop. Without enough water in the soil, plants simply cannot survive, let alone grow into valuable, high-quality crops. Yet, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Read More

Your Commercial Property Has Water Damage: Now What?

There are numerous situations where a commercial property might suffer extensive water damage. For example, a flood from a storm or overflowing river bank might deposit massive amounts of dirty water all over the first floor of a structure. Or, a burst/leaky pipe might ... Read More

Picking the Right Moisture Meter: What is Moisture Detection Range?

There are a lot of different factors to consider when picking a moisture meter. First off, what kind of work do you need the moisture meter for — restoration, woodworking, or home inspection? The type of meter you need will vary based on the kind of work you’re ... Read More