Addiction towards drugs such as methamphetamine are increasing day by day. Despite the increase in the policies, media attention and health guidelines across Australia, meth addiction and abuse is a still a serious and ever-growing issue today.
What is Meth?
Meth, or methamphetamine is a very addictive drug that can be manufactured using items commonly available in grocery and hardware stores. It can be obtained in the form of pills, powder, or crystals.
What is Meth Residue Testing?
Meth residue testing refers to the process in which the property is either declared meth free or meth contaminated.
What You Should Know About Meth House Testing?
The following questions should be raised before meth residue testing is completed:
Was the house used or suspected to have been used for individual smoking purpose or for the manufacturing of meth?
What are the tests involved in meth residue testing?
What will be the total cost for meth residue testing?
What standards are there for testing?
What is the reliability of the test?
What is the permissible range of meth residue in any property?
Facts About Meth Residue Cleaning
Meth residue should never be cleaned by individuals. Professional help should be taken for proper removal and disposal of the chemicals and furnishings that might carry the residues.
Sometimes the landlord might get the walls and roofs of the house washed with bleach or ammonia based detergents to mask the meth residues. But this does not remove the drug from the property.
Painting the walls and covering them were done earlier to cover up for meth but it is a temporary method. The drug and its precursors will leach out from the walls after few days and cause the remediation process to be much more expensive.