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Wall Moisture Meter Reading

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

rectangular black plastic looking box meter testing a drywall wall which reads high for moisture content. One Wet Wall.

At SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, we use a variety of tools and instruments to locate the moisture in a building and to monitor progress when we are drying it. 

One we use heavily is the "wall meter", moisture encounter, which sends out and receives back a signal gauging moisture content in materials.  I must admit, after this point I am out of my element to tell you how it works.

The reading on the drywall wall pictured shows the gauge meter to be buried past the scale face.  This is a very damp wall which needs dried out.

The 1" hole was drilled into through the drywall into the wall cavity.  This allows air from the drying equipment to get into and up the back side of the wall cavity as well as on the front side.

This particular wall was in a water extraction water damage near Hamilton TX.

The wall was successfully dried out and the replacement trim will cover the 1" hole.  One can see the trim line just below the meter.

It will be "Like it never even happened".

SERVPRO of Waco has serviced the greater Waco area and Central Texas area for over 18 years.

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