A moisture meter is an essential instrument used in many industries to detect moisture content in materials. Home and building inspectors rely on them to identify potential problems and damage to structures from moisture buildup. They are also very useful when it comes to restoration since they help detect areas of moisture build up that need to be removed. There are several different types of moisture meters out there. Here are the three most common ones used when it comes to restoration equipment in Florida.
Pin-Type Moisture Meter
Pin-type moisture meters measure moisture content at the depth of the head of the contact pins. Pin-type moisture meters have two pins on the instrument, which are used to penetrate into the test surface at a desired depth. They use the principle of electrical resistance to measure the moisture content in materials.
Pinless Moisture Meter
Pinless, or noninvasive, moisture meters operate on the principle of electrical impedance. These are used to measure the moisture in wood and other substrates, such as concrete and gypsum.
Pin/Pinless/All-in-One Moisture Meter
This type of moisture meter utilizes both methods for measuring %MC in surfaces. This meter utilizes the same scales of %MC for wood and non-wood substrates and allows the user the ability to do a full inspection to determine where moisture is an issue.
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