Testing & Measuring Moisture Content in Your Walls and Ceiling

How do you test or measure the moisture content in your wall or ceiling?

Can you do it yourself?

The answer here is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Yes – If you are willing to invest the amount of money needed for the correct moisture testing equipment and the training needed to interpret what the readings actually mean. In addition, you need to have an idea of what additional +/- % of the reading you need to allow for based on the type of materials you are reading directly off. There are also many other contributing factors you need to allow for when moisture testing. Do you know a false reading when you see one?

No – If you don’t have the correct type of moisture testing equipment in your tool box already, then you may find it’s not a very wise investment to make unless you are starting a long term business that requires this type of equipment.

In summary, it’s only logical that you would hire someone that already has this type of equipment ready to go. This could be compared to saying “Should I buy a car, or would it be cheaper to buy all the equipment and get trained on how to make my own?”. If you plan to make 200 cars, then it may be viable. Testing the moisture content in your home is no different… if it’s a one off test, there is no possible way it makes sense to buy and be trained to use the moisture testing equipment.

We can perform a moisture content test on your home and be done within 1.5 – 2 hrs. Contact us today for a free quote.



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