Methamphetamine use is on rise in Australia, and large numbers of illegal drug laboratories have been found all over the country, especially in residential areas. The health consequences of contamination in the home can be serious, and young children are particularly at risk. If the property you’re thinking of buying was previously occupied by meth users or once contained a meth lab, you should have it decontaminated by professional meth lab cleaning technicians before moving in. Even if the property has no past connections to meth, you should consider using a DIY drug testing kit or have professional technicians inspect the property before moving in to ensure no traces of contamination.
Professional Meth Lab Forensic Testing
In order to deem a property used as a Meth Lab as safe, the level of methamphetamine found must be less than the accepted Australia Standard of 0.5µg/100cm2 of meth. Meth Lab Cleaners Australia provide property owners both a pre and post meth lab forensic testing results.
Pre forensic testing can significantly reduce costs associated in the remediation process by singling out contaminated areas only and the automatic discarding of any furnishings or materials too contaminated to be cleaned.
Professional Meth lab testing should be performed for the following reasons:
- To establish the reference conditions preceding remediation
- To ensure health and safety of any person working onsite both before and during the remediation process
- To meet sampling requirements needed by banks, insurance companies, property owners or any other associated private or site entity
- To help quantify remediation costs
Home Meth Testing Kits
Home test kits are available that identify a full range of drug residue. Meth Lab Cleaners Australia offer an inexpensive, on the spot test for meth residue. However, it should be noted, a positive test for meth residue does not necessarily indicate manufacturing was done in the house. It does indicate that the finished product was present. If you require assistance with meth lab testing in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Cairns or anywhere throughout Australia. Meth test kits can be purchased over the phone and provide an instant positive or negative reading.