Moisture meters are crucial additions in an inspector’s arsenal when it comes to identifying areas where moisture damage is suspected. If you are considering buying a moisture meter, consider the following when doing your research:
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FLIR MR160 Imaging Moisture Meter
The FLIR MR160 combines the benefits of a thermal imaging camera with the functionality of a moisture meter to show you exactly where to measure for moisture. Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM) technology provides live thermal images to help you locate cold spots where you can then take targeted moisture measurements to determine if these spots are caused by moisture.
For commercial and building inspectors requiring additional temperature, humidity and probe functionality, consider the FLIR MR176 Imaging Moisture Meter with Temperature and Relative Humidity Measurements
This General Tools moisture meter is a popular choice for many inspectors. It is appropriately priced and performs well under a wide range of conditions.
The Wagner BI2200 was previously featured in a home inspection today review. Find our detailed review of this great little meter here.
If you are looking for the flexibility of a Pin Type meter which also measures ambient temperature and humidity, consider the General Tools MMH800. A trusted companion in many inspectors’ tool kits.
This meter is primarily intended to be a wood moisture meter but it can be used with success in a wide range of building applications.