Moisture Matters Blog

Just How Much Damage Can Hurricane Season Cause?

Hurricanes are major forces of nature that can be massively destructive to homes and businesses alike. This is a fact that is easy to forget when major hurricanes don’t directly hit your home or place of business. However, many Americans received a harsh reminder of ... 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

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 a moisture meter scale that is calibrated to provide readings for a specific ... 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

What Moisture Meter Should I Buy for Restoration Projects?

Restoration projects often call for experts to use a variety of moisture testing devices to make sure that building materials are free from water damage risks. However, the sheer variety of materials to be tested and the working conditions that may be present at the ... Read More

How Does Humidity Affect Moisture Meter Readings?

One question that moisture meter users frequently ask is “If humidity is the amount of moisture in the air, and moisture meters check the amount of moisture in something, can the humidity affect a moisture meter reading?” Read More

Is it Too Late to Test Moisture in Water-Damaged Areas?

The short answer to the question in the title is: “Absolutely not!” For professionals in the restoration industry, testing moisture in water-damaged areas of a structure is critical to their job. There are many reasons to test moisture in a water-damaged area, ... Read More

Avoiding Costly Repairs with Moisture Meters for Restoration

Extensive water damage can require costly repairs to a building’s structure, or the replacement of household furniture and electronics. This is why many smart home owners and business owners rely on professional water damage restoration services for thorough ... Read More

Why Are Pinless Moisture Meters the Go-To for Winter Restoration

Winter weather can cause severe damage to a structure over time. Even the end of the cold season doesn’t spell the end of winter water damage—in fact, some forms of winter water damage are more likely to occur as temperatures begin to thaw. Read More

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