There is no question meth labs are highly dangerous. Many of the meth labs that have been set up in the past can leave behind many residues which can be highly hazardous to your health.
In this post, we will examine how to find out whether there has been a meth lab at your property and what can be done about it.
Serious Health Effects
Before we look into meth labs it is important to note the serious health effects if the meth lab contamination is not removed. Some of the health effects include:
- Shortness of Breath
- Burns to Eyes, nose and mouth
- Dizziness, headache or fatigue
- Liver, kidney damage or even death
Therefore, it is important a qualified person is used to remediate the property.
How to Remove the Meth Contamination
After the necessary authorities has provided a report on the contaminated property it is necessary to remediate the property in accordance with the “Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines.”
There are several meth lab remediation companies in Australia who offer complete remediation of a property in accordance with the above guidelines. When engaging these companies, it is important for a clearance test to completed by an independent third party to ensure the remediation was done properly.
The guidelines explain how to clean the property which use detergent and water. There are also companies using patented meth lab decontaminant chemicals to some success.
Meth Lab Remediation Costs
The estimated cost of cleanup car range from $5 000 – $150 000 according to the The Institute for Intergovernmental Research.
There are several factors which can influence to cost for cleaning up the Meth Lab including:
- Amount of Sampling
- How large the lab is
- Whether there is contaminated plumbing or soil contamination
- Clearance testing
- Types of building materials and surfaces affected.
- Problems with Access
As mentioned previously, it is important to use a qualified person following the Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines to remediate the property. With the high risk of the medical problems, it is important to ensure it done properly. If you would like a free estimate in the QLD area, please call us on 1300 356 633.
There is an American guideline which could also be handy in referencing some information “Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup“