Moisture Matters Blog

Water Damage Moisture Meter Issues

Water damage ranges from localized water intrusion to widespread flooding and can cause serious structural and aesthetic damage. Water damage restoration specialists have to assess the extent of the damage prior to beginning any work on the building itself. That’s ... Read More

Choosing Moisture Meters for Water Damage Restoration

Restoration professionals know that water damage is a difficult and often expensive problem to deal with. Sometimes it can be insidious, such as a hidden leak that has caused critical damage to an external or internal wall over many months. Other times, it may be more ... Read More

Moisture Meters: Essential for Water Damage Restoration

Water damage can strike at any time. A burst water pipe, a leaking roof, or a change of weather during a construction project can all lead to damage within a building. Storms are commonplace as well, leading to more large-scale work for companies in water damage ... Read More

What You Need to Know about the Moisture Meter Reference Scale

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 testing tool that is calibrated to provide readings for a ... 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, finding the leak quickly is crucial. Leaks not only add to the cost of a utility bill— the water damage caused by moisture intrusion into the structure can require thousands of ... 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

What Moisture Meter Works Best for Winter Restoration

Cold winter temperatures can have an adverse effect on some moisture meters during the winter. Usually, though, the impact of cold temperatures on a moisture meter’s readings are minimal—unless those temperatures are in the freezing zone. This is because high or low ... Read More

How Can Moisture Meters Help with Hurricane Damage?

We are deep into hurricane season, and once again vast swathes of property in the U.S. have suffered significant hurricane damage from high winds and flood waters. In fact, according to data cited by CNBC, the hurricane damage costs from Florence—which struck the ... Read More

5 Tips for Accurately Using a Restoration Moisture Meter

In water damage restoration, it’s important to have accurate information about the moisture content (%MC) of various building materials. Without accurate moisture content amounts, it can be difficult to reliably track dry out efforts in a structure—or to identify what ... Read More

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