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Non-invasive Moisture Test

The non-invasive moisture test requires a mixture of building construction knowledge (old and new), a keen eye for risk areas and use of modern technology (Trotec T650, Trotec EC60V infrared camera). The combination of these allows Innohome to locate areas of concern without any damage to the building.

Non-invasive moisture test meter T650S

The T650 is a professional instrument for fast, non-destructive determination of moisture content distributions in areas up to a depth of 4 cm from the surface. As a quality instrument that is "made in Germany" the T650 is impressive in terms of its digital precision without the disadvantage of drift in measured values exhibited by comparable analogue instruments. Damp and dry wall and floor areas can be detected by permanent real time display of the measured values. In addition, the device is suitable for preliminary inspection of the maturity of building materials in CM measurements.
Invasive Moisture Test


Invasive moisture testing is required when all non-invasive testing has been completed. This can be achieved by minimum intrusion (drilling a few small holes) and measuring moisture content levels in the defined area (holes can be filled). If data suggests a problem with the owner's permission surgical removal of interior or exterior location can be achieved. At this stage a report on damage and repair cost can be obtained from Innohome.

MMS 2 - Complete Protimeter Moisture Measurement System

The moisture you cannot see matters most when cleaning and restoring a property after water damage from storms, floods or fires. From hidden mould to unseen structural damage, undetected moisture damages health and property and its oversight can create liability. That's why the right moisture meter makes all the difference. The Protimeter MMS2, the latest addition to GE's Protimeter product line, is a 4-in-1 instrument, ergonomically designed for easy one-handed operation in measuring moisture in materials in buildings and related structures. It can measure surface moisture and moisture below a surface, as well as acting as a hygrometer to measure ambient air humidity. The addition of an infra-red thermometer allows the difference between dew point and surface temperature to be calculated, as well as a wide range of other important psychometric parameters. The new instrument will help building professionals such as surveyors, inspectors and architects to assess building moisture levels during new build and refurbishing activities and assist in the diagnoses of moisture-related problems in existing buildings.

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