Moisture is the cause of many unpleasant
and harmful environmental conditions. Moisture promotes the growth
of mold, fungi, bacteria, dust mites and cockroaches. Rotted wood,
rusted steel and musty odors are all signs of high moisture.
Scientists and engineers have
made devices to detect and measure the amount of moisture. Such
devices are known as moisture meter, moisture sensor, moisture
detector or moisture gauge. The purpose of using such devices is
detecting the harmful amounts of moisture and take necessary
action before it can cause serous damages.