Why use a moisture meter?
Published on: 2016-04-13 Views: 205
Whilst the benefits of using a damp meter may be apparent you might be wondering how you could use a damp meter in the course of your work or leisure time. The following are a range of the most common uses for a damp meter and illustrate really well the versatility of this powerful little tool.
Whether you’re an estate agent, chartered surveyor, landlord or property developer a damp meter is an essential piece of kit. Property professionals take damp meter readings routinely during the course of property valuations and inspections. The value of this data cannot be underestimated - a house with a known damp problem can lose resale value, a renovation project that uncovers damp can be brought to a halt because it can be damaging, not to mention dangerous, to the overall structure. In both cases failure to identify and treat the cause of damp can prove extremely costly.
Around the house
If you’re a homeowner a damp meter is a handy tool to have too. It can be used for a range of jobs around the house, including checking logs are dry enough to burn on an open fire and for routine maintenance jobs which might involve moisture, for instance tracing a leak or checking for rising damp.
Builders and civil engineers employ moisture meters on a range of site jobs, including detecting water in structures, building materials, floors and timber.
Structures built mainly in wood are prone to springing mystery leaks and can also suffer from severe condensation. Items, like caravans, static holiday homes or boats, that spend their working lives out in the open are prone to suffer from moisture related problems. They are also very expensive items to buy in the first place so if you’re a boat or caravan owner a damp meter will help preserve the life and value of your investment.