Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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Moisture probes on conventional meters barely make a pin-prick. I use them on lots of surfaces. The homeowner is left with no mark. Considering that the buyer and seller are in contract, and the closing is subject to the inspection report, I believe the homeowner and client EXPECT this type of investigation be performed. EIFS probes are another item altogether. They require actual holes be punched. I can understand and respect the opposition to this type of destructive testing. But, a conventional moisture probe is little more and a needle contact. If I see a stain, I test its mousture content. If I see mold or mildew on wood, I check its moisture content. I do this on the sills and moldings of windows at random locations, both inside and outside. I even use the meter to determine an active mud-tube if I find one. Helps me to determine an active infestation.
Anyone use their meter at the bottom of basement stairs? A great way to tell of there has been a propensity of water in the basement! Don't destroy or mar, but don't be afraid to use reasonable means to perform your job?: inspecting the home and learning as much as you possibly can in the short time you are there...
Joe Farsetta ![icon_rolleyes.gif](upload://iqxt7ABYC2TEBomNkCmZARIrQr6.gif)