Methamphetamine Home Testing

How sure are you that your family is protected from the dangers of methamphetamine residue? What are the things to consider in buying houses?

You need to inspect and test for meth contamination in order to determine that your house is purely safe, including the history of your purchased property. Methamphetamine Testing is essential before you move to your new home, buy a new office building or occupy any used space.


What is the Methamphetamine toxin?

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive chemical substance. It is used as a stimulant, and it can directly affect the body’s central nervous system.

In the early 20th century, it was developed and used as a nasal decongestant and bronchial inhaler. It has simulative properties which can increase activity, reduce the desire for food, and a general sense of pleasure. However, its strength causes harmful effects on the central nervous system than anticipated. In fact, the absorption of Methamphetamine on the body has made it one of the highly hazardous drugs on the American marketplace. In 2017, the National Institute on Drug Abuse testified that 1.6 million Americans had used Methamphetamine.


House Meth Contamination

If Meth has been heated or smoked inside a building, it will settle on walls, floors, ceilings, and systems, making it harmful for occupants. Simply rubbing up against the surface can transfer meth residue that can eventually cause harm.

A common misconception it that only buildings and homes used for meth production or meth labs create a problem for use after eviction. However, even a single-use smoker can contaminate a home. Smoking is the most communal form of meth consumption where the drug is heated and turned into vapor. This vapor is the residue that is deposited on the walls, floors, and furnishings. The quantity of meth residue depends on the amount and occurrence of smoking.


What is the possible adverse effect of Meth?

Exposing yourself, your family or co-workers to meth chemicals for an extended time may result in deadly side effects and complications. You may feel high body temperature, cardiovascular issues, and anorexia. Exposure to Meth residue in your home can cause heart attacks in addition to the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Irritated eyes
  • Nausea
  • Burning skin
  • Coughing or choking
  • Pain in the diaphragm
  • Sleep disorders

Living or working in buildings contaminated by meth manufacture increases the risk of the following:

  • Cancer
  • Nervous disorders/tremor
  • Damage to kidneys and liver
  • Congenital disabilities
  • Reproductive problems
  • Death

Meth Testing procedure

Our Team of Industrial Hygienists will assess the area and help confirm if you have any dangerous residue or not.

Experienced and highly skilled technicians will arrive at the and conduct the testing process. The method used is nationally approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Method 9111). We will take a series of wipe samples. to determine if contamination is present. Suppose the property is found to be contaminated. In that case, they will provide you with a comprehensive remediation plan which outlines the procedures required to remove the methamphetamine contamination effectively and any other hazards.

The comprehensive plan will include the following:

  • The expanse of contamination in each room of the building.
  • What kind of protective apparatus is needed
  • What type of cleaning equipment is required
  • Safety concerns and physical integrity
  • Cleaning and waste disposal approaches
  • Cost estimates


Removing and Cleaning Contaminated Surfaces

Once our remediation plan has been presented and approved by you, the cleaning process will be started as soon as possible. This will be done by removing every affected object, including all materials inside your home. Some of the stuff that is considered entirely contaminated will be disposed of and will not be subject to cleaning anymore (Usually highly porous materials like carpet). After removing everything the affected materials, we will ventilate the area.


Clearance testing

After the remediation is completed, the meth testing team will then conduct a series of wipe samples (similar to the initial testing) to determine if they meet the state’s standard and safety levels. If not, then the site will be subject again to cleaning.


Contact us today to schedule an appointment to get your home or business tested.