Trust that technology?
Before I launched my home inspection career officially in Nelson I was asked by an old friend to have a look at a house. She wanted a second opinion, having commissioned a home pre-purchase inspection report for her new house. It stated a shower was “leaking” into an adjacent bedroom.
I agreed to have a look, and brought my moisture meter.
Moisture levels in the bedroom were slightly elevated.
I moved the bed and examined the area.
No staining of the wall. No deterioration of the carpet. No damp smell.
The room had been a teenage boy’s bedroom on the south side of the house. The window was closed and despite double glazing there was some condensation on the window.
A more likely explanation was the teenage boy factor, and a lack of ventilation.
Verdict: no leak. This should not be a long term issue.
Readings on a piece of technology should not override experience and expertise.