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Avoid conditions that encourage mold growth

Humidity is the perfect conditions for mold growth. These microorganisms thrive well in areas where there is a lot of moisture. When these situations or conditions are overlooked, it often results in indoor air pollution. This can dangerously affect the occupants of a building. Apart from that, it can also cause damage to walls, building [...]

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Measure moisture content with not just a tester but with an Extech Moisture meter. Do you want to know why?

Moisture meters are tools designed to help home inspection professionals and contractors to identify the source of moisture build up and also moisture content of wood and other building materials. Moisture meters offer you very precise moisture readings on surfaces of wood, concrete, drywall and finished furniture. A good and perfect looking job depends on [...]

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What are the different types of moisture meters and how do they work in measuring moisture content?

There are three types of moisture meters normally used for moisture level measurements in building inspection, wood processing factories and the like. They are the pin type, the pinless type and those that operate with both methods. . The pin type is the traditional style that has two pins which are pushed into a wood [...]

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Knowing what to use a moisture meter for

Moisture meters are not only meant for an inspector’s tool kit. A moisture meter can help you to detect quickly household issues such as mold, rot and decay risks which may be associated with housing roof, walls or insulation. With the help of this device you can avoid incurring costs that may come as a [...]

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What is a pinless moisture meter?

Pinless moisture meters provide non-invasive or non-destructive moisture content measurements on wood and other substances. These may include wood, concrete and gypsum. Pinless moisture meters are used to determine the moisture content on a relative scale of 0 to 100% in concrete subfloors and flooring before a floor wood or any other decorative flooring surface [...]

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With thermal imaging, inspecting Chimney Stacks is easier, quicker and extremely efficient

A thermal imaging inspection fits into every area of a building that requires maintenance or repairs. It may be commercial, industrial or residential. Parts of buildings or infrastructure such as chimneys regularly need to be checked for stacks. The chimney serves as an outlet for smoke, however, inappropriate inspection measures can lead to major deterioration [...]

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Using thermal imaging in the Petrochemical industry

Many industries depend on furnaces and boilers for their manufacturing processes. But these equipments are prone to failures which might be due to a variety of mechanisms that take place during productions. Refractory linings of boilers, furnaces, reactors and kilns are likely to deteriorate with time and this ends in total breakdown. Burner misalignments may [...]

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A technology that helps improving energy efficiency

Good ventilation is essential to the health and safety of building occupants. Unfortunately, most buildings today lack proper air exchange. This is due to a poor design and construction. This often results in air leakage from outside to the inside of a building. Meanwhile, these pathways of leakage and energy loss are very difficult to [...]

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When you need to take a quick soil pH measurement

Working with chemical solutions and lab equipments can sometimes be very exhausting. Getting the right and accurate results depends on using the right laboratory instruments. In order to obtain the quality of information required for a laboratory process to take place, you need instruments that provide precise results and prevents you the technician from having [...]

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How Infrared Thermal Imaging helps to detect under floor heating and leaking pipes

Leaking pipes and under floor heating can be a very devastating problem. Detecting problems like these can take quite a lot of time. Water pipe leaks are usually discovered by way of sound. Finding the source of the leaks can be a very hectic process. However, if these leaks are ignored or overlooked, they could [...]

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