There is a very real issue that’s affecting the health of tenants and contaminating homes in Australia to the point where it can cost a landlord tens of thousands of dollars to remediate
There is a very real issue that’s affecting the health of tenants and contaminating homes in Australia to the point where it can cost a landlord tens of thousands of dollars to remediate. The issue is methamphetamine contamination caused, not only by undetected meth labs, but also the smoking of crystal meth inside residential properties. Alarmingly, in South Australia, one in four tests coming back with unsafe levels of methamphetamine contamination, over 0.5 micrograms/100sq cm.
The growing incidence of homes operated as clandestine drug labs or being home to illicit drug users has ignited discussions between real estate agents and regulators about whether South Australia needs a suite of regulations to deal with the issue.
The South Australian State Government has already introduced legislation that ensures a property that had housed a drug lab be decontaminated before being reoccupied and has indicated a willingness to adopt more measures.
Although Methamphetamine can be produced or cooked in many different locations there are certain warning signs that may indicate a drug house. The following, often in combination, may indicate the presence of a methamphetamine laboratory:
- Unusual odours including ether, ammonia, acetone, or other chemicals
- Frequent visitors, particularly at unusual times
- Extensive security measures or attempts to ensure privacy
- Secretive or unfriendly occupants
- Excessive amounts of trash, particularly chemical containers, coffee filters or pieces of cloth that are stained red, and duct tape rolls
- Curtains always drawn or windows covered with aluminium foil or blackened on residences, garages, sheds, or other structures
- Evidence of chemical waste or dumping
Meth Lab Cleaners Australia is the leading meth lab decontamination and remediation company in Australia. Our fast response time is a critical part of our business and the nature of the industry, not only from a health and safety perspective, but also an emotional perspective. Our technicians will always work to ensure the meth lab clean up and remediation process is carried out discreetly so as to not become a public spectacle. We aid the family by documenting the work we perform in reports that insurance companies may request.
All of our Meth Lab Remediation Technicians have gained industry-recognised qualifications from some of the world’s leading Biohazard and Meth Lab remediation training experts. Coupled with our industry knowledge and continuous learning, our team of Meth Lab Remediation technicians are reliable, experienced and outcome focussed, ensuring a positive and successful outcome every time.