Tagged with Moisture Detection

Hands on Review: FLIR MR160 Moisture Meter with Infrared

Hands on Review: FLIR MR160 Moisture Meter with Infrared

FLIR recently previewed their new MR160 Imaging Moisture Meter to excited onlookers at the annual Inframation conference. Part moisture meter and part thermal camera, the MR160 enables contractors and builders to identify areas of potential moisture through an infrared image, then follow up with a measurement. Rather than guessing or hunting around for the areas … Continue reading

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Kill Mold by Controlling Moisture

Kill Mold by Controlling Moisture

What to do about mold? Homeowners and facility managers have witnessed an explosion of mold in recent decades. While its threat is often exaggerated, mold really can make us sick. And while illness is certainly the first concern, let’s not forget that mold in significant quantities doesn’t smell very good. So even if mold is … Continue reading

Water Damage Special #2: FLIR E-Series and Extech MO297

Water Damage Special #2: FLIR E-Series and Extech MO297

For the professional energy auditors, home performance contractors, and anyone else searching for building moisture (or just a good deal!), FLIR is currently offering a free Extech MO297 Moisture Meter with the purchase of certain E-Series infrared cameras. The MO297 is a five-in-one moisture detection meter, combining a pin-type and pinless moisture meter with a … Continue reading

Water Damage and Rotting Walls

Water Damage and Rotting Walls

We recently came across an article that provides an excellent summary of water damage in walls. Self-proclaimed Energy Nerd and all-around green building guru Martin Holladay takes a look at the building conditions and installation errors that most often lead to unsightly and unsafe wall structures. Accompanied by insightful (and frightful) photography, the article identifies … Continue reading

Best Thermal Imagers for Finding Water

Best Thermal Imagers for Finding Water

Here’s a short list of our favorite thermal imagers for locating moisture and mold in buildings. For more on finding water damage, see our article Moisture Detection with Thermal Imagers. Or for more about choosing an infrared camera, or to better understand some of the camera features below, take a look at Choosing a Thermal … Continue reading

Using Infrared Cameras to Locate Moisture

Using Infrared Cameras to Locate Moisture

Weeks after Hurricane Sandy, much of the Mid-Atlantic and New England are still coping with the effects of widespread flooding and water damage. As homeowners and restoration contractors sprint to make buildings habitable and healthy again,  the unseen water and mold will remain one of the greatest obstacles. Diagnosing and remediating water issues right away … Continue reading