Moisture Meter Skills Can Benefit Flood and Fire Restoration Professionals

Fire and flood restoration businesses can benefit from learning how to use moisture meters effectively, according to the National Flood School.
Chris Netherton of the National Flood School
Chris Netherton of the National Flood School
Dec. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- The school is holding a one-day Practical Use of Moisture Meters course to give a combination of hands-on training and theory.

Technology moves quickly, and the latest meters allow restoration professionals to work more efficiently, saving time and money and allowing them to offer improved service to customers when working on flood and fire-damaged properties.

Delegates will learn about a variety of meters, including hand-held units that measure relative humidity, dew point, temperature and mixing ratios in wood, plaster, brick and tiles.

National Flood School experts will also demonstrate the state-of-the-art Hygronet system, which centers on a remote data logger.

The logger uses sensors and a wall probe to collect vital information that is then transmitted wirelessly to a computer or smartphone – reducing the number of site visits needed.

There will be practical demonstrations of moisture meters in the school’s purpose-built Flood House. Believed to be the only one of its type in Europe, it is an eight-room structure made with materials and techniques typical to UK buildings, and capable of being flooded with up to 1,500 litres of water.

Chris Netherton, managing director at National Flood School, said: “Moisture meters are another string in the bow of restoration professionals and surveyors.

“If you know how to use them properly, and how to interpret the numbers in different situations, you have a very saleable skill that can save time and improve the service you offer.

“The Practical Use of Moisture Meters course will be a really useful day for anyone involved in water and fire damage restoration.”

The course, held at the National Flood School’s headquarters in Farnham, Surrey, covers how the meters work, how readings can be affected by the surroundings, how to interpret the readings and the use of more specialist equipment such as data loggers and calcium carbide meters.

More details about the course, which is being held on December 14, can be found at or by calling 01252 821185. Another one-day course is already being planned for May 24, 2012.

Videos about the National Flood School and the Flood House can be seen at the National Flood School’s own YouTube channel  

Press release issued by David Johnson at Shepherd PR on November 22, 2011. For more information, or to arrange an interview with Chris Netherton, please call 01335 368020 or email

Notes to Editors
The National Flood School is recognised across the UK and Europe as a leader in the research, development, testing and training of a wide range of techniques and systems to restore property damaged by flood and fire. It was founded in 1988.
Based in Farnham, Surrey, The National Flood School supports and trains restoration professionals. It also provides information and professional guidance for many other associated industries, including insurers and loss adjusters.
The organisation has three divisions: training, consultancy and research and development.
The National Flood School has been accredited by the British Damage Management Association (BDMA) as a Licensed Training Centre.
The flood school offers regular courses under the BDMA Licensed Damage Management Training programme alongside its own comprehensive training events.
It also writes and maintains the BSI Code of Practice for Professional Water Damage Mitigation (PAS 64).
Source:Jane Shepherd
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