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Can a Moisture Meter Detect Mold?

Mold. It’s ugly. It’s smelly. And it starts to grow long before human senses can detect it. If you can see or smell it, the mold colony is already well-developed and causing harm. The mold can weaken the material causing structural damage. Breathing in the mold spores damages... Read more ...

How to Properly Use a Moisture Meter and What Not to Do

If you work with wood on a regular basis, either as a professional or as a hobbyist, and want to learn how to properly use a moisture meter, you’ve come to the right place. However, before we talk about how to use a wood moisture meter, we need to talk about why we use wood moisture meters. The... Read more ...

What Does a Good Moisture Meter Cost?

Why Use a Moisture Meter? Wood, concrete, paper, and various other materials contain a certain amount of moisture in them. This is perfectly normal. However, serious problems can develop when they contain too much moisture. Common problems with excess moisture in wood include cabinet drawers that... Read more ...

Are Wood Moisture Meters Affected by Temperature?

The short answer is yes. Moisture meters are indeed affected by temperature, some more than others. Pin-type wood moisture meters are especially sensitive to variations in wood temperature and because of this, high-quality pin meters are sold with temperature correction charts. Pinless wood... Read more ...

How Accurate Are Wood Moisture Meters?

When it comes to moisture meters for wood, accuracy is important. Very important. If you can’t get accurate moisture content readings from your meter, it’s essentially worthless. In fact, a wood moisture meter should consistently give accurate moisture content readings. Quality moisture meters do.... Read more ...