Buying a property is one of the biggest investments that a person or family can make.
Many people are unaware of the issues and costs associated with the purchase of a property affected with methamphetamine contamination.
We hear about people becoming ill from living in meth-contaminated houses. We’ve received calls from people who believe they are getting ill from living in a place contaminated by meth residue. Typical symptoms like breathing problems, nausea, rashes, headaches, irritability, sleeping problems, fatigue of appetite loss are caused by exposure to methamphetamine residue.
This can lead to a great deal of stress and costs associated with meth decontamination of the property.
For the prospective owner of a second hand home, we suggest you request a proper meth test report from the Estate Agents selling you the home and/or the current home owner. S/He may be a friend or relative too; but you’d never know who the house may have been rented out to or who’s been smoking meth in the home, when it was used by friends, tenants or work colleagues. And believe me, you sure don’t want to be on the receiving end of the attendant side effects.
It is important to note that methamphetamine usage is not directly linked to any particular socio-economic class, with evidence of methamphetamine contamination being found in luxury as well as low end homes, places that may have been rented and places that never were.
In most cases, it will not be covered by insurance. This means you will need to pay out of pocket.
There has also been an increase in tenants that are requesting methamphetamine screening tests for homes that they plan to move into. This is a smart thing to do, even if you’re renting a place. It’s not a very costly affair and gives you the peace of mind knowing you’re living in a home free from the remnants of a potent central nervous system stimulant…
The rate of methamphetamine contamination in properties is on the rise.
Meth contamination levels often exceed the Australian Government Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines 2011 of 0.5ug/100cm2.
Contact us today for a professional methamphetamine testing and screening of your prospective home or property.
In this test, several samples are taken from the property and mixed in one test tube. It is then sent to the lab for testing.
The results will give an accumulative total.
Individual samples are taken in separate tubes and referred to the laboratory for analysis.
The laboratory extracts a specific amount from each individual tube and the results are an average
of the samples taken.
If contamination is present, the laboratory still has the individual samples and can conduct further analysis to provide the exact location and levels of contamination. There is no need for re-attendance of the site.
Since the samples are taken individually, collection takes longer with an increased cost