Moisture Matters Blog

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

5 Tips for Winter Restoration Projects

Restoration experts carry out their work year-round in all kinds of weather. While the chill of winter sounds like an inconvenient time to start a building restoration project, time is often of the essence for minimizing the damage caused by moisture intrusion. When ... Read More

How Can Moisture Meters Help with Property Damage Insurance Claims?

Hurricane season brings with it increased concerns about property damage and homeowner’s insurance. Specifically, concerns like “will the cost of damage from high winds, flooding, and the like be covered?” 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

4 Inspector’s Tools You Need in Your Truck NOW

Building inspection can be highly demanding work. Customers, whether they’re preparing to buy, sell, or renovate a property, expect you to find all of the potential issues so that they won’t be blindsided later. Failure to catch any issues can lead to a loss of ... 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

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

Ensuring Completeness in Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration experts have to be incredibly thorough in their efforts to remove water-compromised materials from a structure. Likewise, they have to be careful that the structure is completely free of excess moisture and moisture intrusion sources before ... 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

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