How to Use a Protimeter Moisture Meter 


Pin moisture brickAs an experienced professional, you know all too well the dynamics of completing a comprehensive and accurate moisture inspection. Whether it's for a home inspection or in flood damage restoration, moisture surveys are rarely completed quickly and require a high level of skill.

As something that’s sometimes easily identifiable or invisible to the naked eye, completing a thorough assessment of moisture in a space isn’t just about having the right tools. It’s about understanding how to use them. 

In our White paper, “Using a Protimeter Moisture Meter to Check Damp Within a Building,” we provide a complete look at how to use a Protimeter moisture meter, focusing on:   

  • Locating moisture issues with pinpoint accuracy 
  • Measuring moisture & condensation 
  • Properly interpreting your meter’s readings
  • & much more

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The Finer Points of Moisture Inspections: Materials 

The simple fact is different materials interact differently with moisture. Or another way: concrete has a different relationship with moisture than, say, wood or drywall. 

When taking moisture readings with a Protimeter moisture meter, long gone are the days of using a materials chart or adjusting your meter to a specific material type. Our moisture meters take the hard work out of completing a thorough moisture inspection across multiple materials. 

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measuring condensation in buildingsMeasuring the Types of Moisture You’ll Encounter 

Be it rainwater, rising damp, or a plumbing leak, moisture can find its way into a structure in any number of ways. 

But even more confounding: a dampness issue can present itself in many ways. Sometimes, it’s obvious – an inch of water in a basement or collapsed ceiling of plaster or drywall is hard to miss. Other times, excessive moisture is more subtle appearing as ground-level condensation or airborne water vapor. 

We look at the most common ways moisture presents itself and what it means for your survey, including: 

  • Condensation
  • Relative humidity 
  • Surface moisture
  • Subsurface moisture


Getting the Most from Your Protimeter Moisture Meter

Accurately locating, quantifying, & qualifying moisture in a building with a Protimeter moisture meter takes more than having one at the ready. This guide details: 

  • The types of professional moisture meters available 
  • How & when to use them 
  • What their readings mean

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