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What Do Moisture Meters Do?

4/17/2023 (Permalink)

Moisture Meter Moisture meters help detect how much water may be on a surface.

A moisture meter is a tool used by SERVPRO and many other restoration companies to detect moisture in certain materials. 

Most moisture meters are used on wood such as flooring or furniture. However, there are some calibrated to be used on concrete. Typically the scale ranges from 5-40% moisture content when testing on wood and 0-100 when tested on non-wood materials such as concrete. Some meters have an additional scale ranging from 0.2-50% MC used for reading gypsum which typically makes up plaster, blackboard, or drywall. 

There are also usually color indicators that make it a lot easier to detect moisture. Green (dry), yellow (moderate), and red (saturated) coincide with the other scales on the meter to help identify how much moisture is found. 

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