A Buyers Guide to Protimeter Moisture Meters
Guide to Protimeter Moisture Meters
In this guide you will find the following information:
- What is a Damp Meter?
- Why Choose Protimeter?
- Buying vs Hiring
- Factors to Consider When Choosing
- The Benefits
- Accessories Needed
We hope you find this buyers guide to Protimeter Moisture Meters useful and it helps you make the best decision for you!
1. What is a Damp Meter?
Damp meters, also known as moisture meters, are used to measure the moisture levels in a range of different materials including wood, masonry, concrete, plaster, drywall, fibreglass, roofing, siding, insulation and tile.
This information can be used to guide important decisions in the construction industry. For example, before laying a wooden floor it may be necessary to measure the moisture level of the concrete floor below.
This may help to avoid costly mistakes such as laying the floor on a floor with damp problems.
Some moisture meters are also capable of measuring humidity and air temperature which is useful for assessing the risk of condensation in an area.
It also allows you to calculate the difference between surface temperature and dew point temperature!
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2. Why Choose Protimeter?
Founded in 1959, Protimeter are market leaders in the design, development and production of the world's most accurate and reliable moisture meters.
The full Protimeter range caters for a wide range of materials and includes both moisture and humidity meters that all come with a 2-year warranty.
The full range of Protimeter damp meters includes:
Mini – A Low cost damp meter that is the ideal choice when looking to assess the moisture level in buildings.
Digital Mini - It helps you easily identify the extent of the moisture penetration, diagnose the cause of the problem and monitor changes in moisture level.
Psyclone - Designed to measure relative humidity and temperature in a wide range of environments and applications.
Timbermaster – A high quality damp meter designed specifically to measure moisture in wood.
- Hygromaster- This meter is designed to measure humidity, moisture & temperature!
- Aquant- A non-invasive damp meter used to assess the moisture levels of building materials from plaster & drywall to concrete and Fibreglass!
Surveymaster– The true professional piece of kit! This meter allows for both non-invasive and pin readings.
MMS 2 – The ultimate moisture and humidity meter – a four in one instrument!
Find out more about each product on our Damp Meters page!
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Best Budget Damp Meter
Winner: Protimeter Digital Mini Moisture Meter
The Protimeter Digital Mini is a low cost moisture meter. It has the ability to add optional attachments and so much more!
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3. Damp Meters: To Buy or Hire?
Deciding you want or need Moisture Meter is the first step, next you will need to decide whether buying or hiring is best for you.
The answer is different for every individual and so there are some important things to consider before making the decision:
How often will the product be used? Buying a Moisture meter outright can be an ideal option for those who know that it will be regularly used as this will more than make up for the price. However, if you’re using it here and there for odd jobs perhaps it would be more cost effective to hire.
What is your budget? Buying expensive products outright might not be an option for some. Thankfully, there are plenty of options when it comes to Moisture meters and many of them are affordable!
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4. Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Damp Meter
There are many different Damp Meters available for use and so there is a lot to consider when trying to choose the right one for you. Here are some things to consider before making that decision:
What are you measuring? – Will you require a damp meter that measures moisture, humidity, air temperature or all of the above? It’s essential the damp meter you’re buying will measure what you need.
Materials – What materials do you need to measure? The Protimeter Mini provides quick and easy moisture level readings for wood & drywall! Ensure that the Damp Meter you’re going to buy or hire can take readings from the materials you need to inspect.
Non- Invasive Readings – Do you want a Damp Meter that leaves no marks on the measured material? Make sure the Meter you want can take non-invasive readings. We recommend the Protimeter Surveymaster for this.
Best Value For Money
Winner: Protimeter Surveymaster
The new Protimeter Surveymaster moisture meter represents the latest design and technology in the moisture meter arena. The true professional piece of kit!
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5. The Benefits of Using a Damp Meter
Damp Meters are incredibly useful tools and there are a wide range of benefits to using them, including:
Fast & Accurate Location of Damp Areas: We all know that damp can be hugely destructive in a wide range of materials. Understanding damp levels in a particular area or material can help guide important decisions – helping to avoid costly mistakes!
Convenient, Handheld Instrument: The fact that all Protimeter moisture meters are handheld means that you can easily carry them in your hand, pocket or work belt – complex functionality at your fingertips!
Advanced On-Board Functions: The on-board functions of each Protimeter moisture meter are designed to make life much easier for user. Easy & accurate calculations are possible, saving time and money for users whilst reducing the possibility of human error when calculating humidity, moisture and temperature.
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Best Overall Damp Meter
Winner: Protimeter MMS 2
The Protimeter MMS 2 is a 4-in-1 instrument, ergonomically designed for easy one-handed operation, when measuring moisture in materials in buildings & related structures.
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6. What Damp Meter Accessories Will I Need?
Probes: There are a variety of probes available from standard and universal to more product specific probes. If you need to measure moisture levels within a wall you may want to consider ‘Deep Wall Probes’. These allow you to measure moisture at depth within walls and other structures.
Replacement Pin Needles: Some Damp Meters use pins that penetrate materials to take readings of moisture levels. It’s always best to have replacement pin needles in case something goes wrong.
Sensor Pads: Pin-less moisture meters, or non-invasive, will use sensor pads to measure levels of moisture or temperature & humidity!
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If you have any queries feel free to contact us.
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