Common Sources of Methamphetamine Labs
Chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. The guideline, protocol, and techniques we follow allow us the ability to restore a structure’s healthy environment in almost every case.
How do you know if a home is contaminated?
Most of the time, meth is odorless. The only sure way to know if a home is contaminated is by doing a wipe test and getting it lab-tested. While meth is being cooked, it has a smell almost like burning plastic. The following are visible signs of a meth lab:
- Yellowish discolorations on walls, drains, sinks and showers.
- Bluish discolorations of faucets, fire extinguishers, propane tank valves.
- Fire Detectors are removed or have tape over them.
- Burning in eyes, itchy throat, metallic taste in the mouth, breathing problems in the home.
- Strong solvent odors, odors of cat urine or ammonia.
- Bleach stains on carpet.
- Dark stains in sinks (often yellow, purple or red).
- Burn piles in the yard.
- Unkempt appearance of not caring.
Cleaning a Meth Home
Homes need to be decontaminated through proper protocols and elbow grease. All porous materials must be thrown away (e.g., sofa, carpets, blinds, insulated ducts, mattresses, ceiling tiles, unprotected wood). In most cases the ducts, HVAC units, and appliances are able to be decontaminated.
What should a consumer look for in a Methamphetamine Labs cleaning company?
24/7 emergency services
Proper certification in water damage