A Meth Lab, or Clandestine Drug Lab can exist in private residences, rental homes, motel rooms, garages, campgrounds, moving vans, storage facilities, horse trailers, houseboats, and commercial establishments. This illegal production does more than just produce an addictive and deadly drug; it also puts the surrounding community at a significant risk.
Methamphetamine is a particularly unique and dangerous drug produced in clandestine laboratories or meth labs using a variety of ingredients available in stores. Various meth recipes include combinations of volatile organic compounds, acids, bases, metals, solvents and salts. Making meth with these chemicals can result in explosions, chemical fires, and the release of toxic gases.
The substitution of one chemical for another in meth recipes may cause the cooking process to be more hazardous, resulting in fire or explosion, or may result in a finished product with unwanted or dangerous effects. Cooking a batch of meth can be very dangerous due to the fact that the chemicals used are volatile and the by-products are very toxic. Meth labs present a danger to the meth cook, the community surrounding the lab, and the law enforcement personnel who discover the lab.
Meth users and first responders are not the only ones who are affected by meth labs. These labs regularly blow up in ordinary neighborhoods, damaging ordinary people who may not even know what meth is. And then there’s meth-related crime. Its victims aren’t limited to users of meth either. The truth is you don’t necessarily have to be involved with meth to feel its effects.
What is you Discover a Clandestine Drug Lab
Do not attempt to investigate it yourself. Meth lab operators are often violent and dangerous. Furthermore, fumes of the materials used to manufacture meth and the meth itself can enter the body through the skin and respiratory tract. Professional enforcement officers and Meth Lab Remediation technicians use masks and HAZMAT suits and techniques when entering a suspected lab.
How to Tell If Your Home is a Former Meth Lab
Meth isn’t only dangerous to the consumer; it’s also dangerous to the future occupants of the home where it was consumed, or even more, where it was cooked. Combining very dangerous chemicals, such as ammonia, draino, and lighter fluid, creates Crystal Meth. Sometimes, when something goes wrong, these substances explode violently. But even when they don’t, cooking meth releases poisonous compounds into the air that settle on carpets, walls, ceilings, and other surfaces throughout the home. In addition, for every pound of meth produced, five pounds of deadly waste are created.
At Home Meth Lab Testing Kits
Do you think your Home or Rental Property may have been used to manufacture or cook Meth? Over 60% of Clandestine Methamphetamine Drug Labs are found in rental properties: houses, units, farms, sheds and even in the back of car boots.
Meth Lab Cleaners Australia offers an inexpensive, on the spot test for meth residue. With one meth testing kit you can test multiple locations using the swabs provided. Meth Testing Kits should be used as a pre-purchase tool when buying a new home or investment property, between tenancies to ensure there is no methamphetamine contamination that might harm your next tenant or their family. Remember it’s your duty of care when leasing a property to ensure it is safe for habitation.
Why Choose Meth Lab Cleaners Australia?
At Meth Lab Cleaners Australia we offer a comprehensive service to assisting in the clean up and remediation of a property or area affected by a Meth lab. Meth Lab Cleaners Australia is ready to provide you with assessment, testing and decontamination as part of our complete drug lab remediation process.