Moisture Meters for Caravans
The level of interior damp is a common concern for caravan owners. This is because the sealant used in caravan construction is known to deteriorate over time, allowing moisture in. However, a variety of damp meters can be used to monitor moisture levels and identify the percentage of moisture content in different areas of the caravan.
You should be aware that a moisture reading of 0-15% is quite normal and gives no cause for concern. However, moisture readings in excess of 15% indicate the need for further inspection. Levels between 25-30% indicate that there may be water ingress, meaning that remedial work could be required. It’s also worth bearing in mind that environmental conditions will have an impact on the moisture readings, with higher levels of moisture expected on wet days.
Moisture Meters for Soil
Portable soil moisture meters are purpose-made to identify levels of moisture within soil, compost, and vegetation. Such meters are commonly used by gardeners, farmers, and conservation experts to ensure that environmental conditions are ideal for growing plants, flowers and crops. It is advisable to take readings in a few different areas around the vegetation to ensure accuracy across the board. You can also use this sort of meter to assess the type of soil (whether moist or freely draining) and calibrate irrigation systems.
Moisture Meters for Plants
It is essential to ensure that indoor and outdoor plants have enough water. Plant moisture meters can be used to monitor the dampness of soil, letting you know if you need to add water. Moisture meters that indicate whether the soil is wet, moist, or dry at the root level are considered the best option for large potted plants. There is a variety of easily affordable moisture meters available that can be used to gauge the moisture level of houseplants. However, it would be worth investing in a robust meter featuring a long stem to measure moisture levels in clay and hard soil.
Moisture Meters for Walls
A range of moisture meters can be used to accurately assess levels of moisture within different types of walls. These portable devices indicate whether there is any evidence of rising or penetrating damp within foundation walls, floors and timbers. They can also be used to assess the dryness of surfaces before papering and tiling work takes place.