Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog

Moisture Meters and Simplifying the Food Processing Industry

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jan 22, 2019

From farm to supermarket to your table and every step in between, there is a constant battle to store food and maintain the perfect level of moisture to maintain the it’s longevity. Too much moisture, and your food is susceptible to mold growth, spoilage, and staleness. Too little moisture, and a product may dry out and lose its desired flavor or texture.

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How Can a Fire Cause Water Damage, and What Tools Do You Need to Rebuild

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Jan 10, 2019

When the unthinkable happens and you have a fire, there are countless things to do to get your life back to normal. Dealing with insurance, the clean-up, and the restoration that follows a fire aren’t even the full extent of the problems, though. If you’re not careful, the water used to extinguish the fire can do nearly as much damage as the fire.

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Accessorize It: Extending the Life of Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Dec 4, 2018

There’s no doubt about it: investing in a moisture meter can be a big endeavor. Even though it is a worthwhile investment, that is frequently key to a project’s success, it’s still an investment. So how can you protect this investment? And are there other uses or applications for your moisture meter that can expand what you are able to do with it: more “bang for your buck,” so to speak?

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Using a Moisture Meter to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

While hurricane season 2018 is in full swing, it’s time to stop and double check: Are you fully prepared for the next torrent of rain and gale force winds? Are your home and business ready?

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How Moisture Meters Can Help When Buying or Selling Your Home

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Oct 24, 2018

If you’re preparing to make a major move, you know that there is a lot to do to prepare whether you’re buying or selling. Even after an offer has been accepted, a lot rides on a successful home inspection before you meet at closing to sign all the paperwork and hand over the keys.

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Common Misconceptions about Moisture Content in Concrete

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

If you’ve ever worked with concrete in a construction project, you know there are many “half-truths” about successfully working with the material. Concrete can be a bit of an effusive product to use. Everything from temperature to groundwater to air circulating above a concrete slab can affect the moisture content in concrete greatly, and the wrong moisture levels can prove disastrous in something like a newly laid floor.

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A How-to Guide for Cleaning Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 9, 2018

As with all major equipment and job-specific tools, there is a proper way to ensure that your moisture meter is properly cleaned and cared for, after each and every use. If you carefully maintain your test equipment, it will thank you with years and years of accurate readings and easy use. Here are a few pointers on how to care for your meter, and keep it clean and functioning for as long and you need your moisture meter.

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Can a Moisture Meter Save You Money on the Construction Site?

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Whether it’s the restoration of an old house or brand new construction, moisture poses a threat at every step. Not only is excess moisture in your building materials a headache, but it can actually be quite costly for you, particularly if materials need to be replaced or repairs need to be made.

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How Summer Humidity Can Affect Readings in Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Temperatures are rising, and as they do, humidity levels rise right alongside them. Humidity can wreak havoc with a lot of things: wood flooring, certain electronics, and even hairstyles. But did you know that humidity can affect your moisture meter as well?

Rest easy: you don’t have to put your moisture meter away for the entire summer. You can still use it year-round and not worry once about inaccurate readings. However, there are steps you should take to be sure that you will have a functioning, high-quality moisture meter for years to come.

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The How-To Guide for Measuring Moisture in Drywall

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Whether you are installing brand-new drywall or checking the existing drywall in a structure that has been compromised by moisture, you want to be sure you are accurate and thorough in how you take readings.

When drywall gets wet, or has absorbed too much moisture, it loses its structural integrity and becomes soft and weak - not adjectives that anyone wants associated with their walls. Another risk with too much moisture is mold. Moldy walls or moldy drywall is not only unsightly, but dangerous.

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