The Dangers of Meth and Meth Labs

Meth Labs in Houses
Meth is a dangerous drug. It can have devastating effects on the user and their loved ones. Meth labs also damage property and the environment. As the number of illicit meth labs found across Australia rises, it is important to understand the dangers of Meth and Meth Labs.

Meth Is Made Illegally in Clandestine Meth Labs.

Meth cooking typically occurs in secret in homes, outbuildings, or vehicles. Meth users and producers may attempt to conceal their activities by having high fences and covering windows, as they do not want law enforcement or their neighbours to learn what they are doing.

Meth Production Is Made Cheaply Using Household Chemicals.

Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine, Acetone, Hydrochloric Acid or Sulfuric Acid, Iodine, Lithium, sodium hydroxide, Phosphorus, and Toluene are some of the ingredients used to make meth. Many of these ingredients can be obtained over the counter at a drugstore, grocery store, or hardware store. However, chemicals found in these ingredients are highly toxic and dangerous.

Meth Addiction.

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug of abuse. Addiction to meth can develop after just one use. This is due to dopamine which is produced by the drug. Dopamine is a chemical that induces a rush and feelings of pleasure. People continue using the drug as the dopamine rush created by meth is much higher than the natural amount of dopamine produced by the brain.

Meth labs are Dangerous.

Toxic and combustible gases and chemicals are released during the drug’s creation process. These chemicals can cause house fires and explosions. Meth residue from the hazardous chemicals can also lead to contamination of the property. For proper remediation of the property, professional meth lab cleaning is crucial.
The chemicals or by-products of meth production can cause nose and throat irritation and breathing problems. Persons constantly handling meth will also suffer from headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

Meth Exposure Can Have Serious Health Consequences.

Meth is most commonly consumed by smoking, snorting, or injecting. Meth use can damage the respiratory tract, mucous membranes, eyes, and skin. Long-term use of methamphetamine leads to various adverse psychological and physical consequences.

Do You Suspect a Meth Lab Exists?

If you believe that there is a meth lab on a property you own, do not approach it. Chemicals and residue inside the meth lab could be dangerous or even lethal. Alert local law enforcement agencies immediately. They will conduct an investigation, safely entering the property with protective equipment. After getting the all-clear, you can take the next step to restore your property.

Cleaning and Decontaminating a Meth Lab.

Once you have identified that a meth lab exists on your property, do not attempt to clean the property yourself. It is important to have proper meth cleaning and meth decontamination done before it can cause injury or death to any future occupants. Specialised cleaning also prevents any further destruction of property. It’s best to call in a specialist team of technicians to clean and decontaminate the area.
Meth cleaning and decontamination teams use high-quality meth cleaning products and appropriate personal protective equipment, including full-face respirators. This ensures that any meth residues are properly removed, as well as avoids any cross contamination during the decontamination process.

Bio-Cleanse for Effective Meth Decontamination Services.

Bio-Cleanse Pty Ltd has fully trained and certified Meth cleaning and meth decontamination technicians.
Our cleaning teams will clean any traces of meth residue from a clandestine meth lab, ensuring your property is safe for reoccupation.

We provide Meth Testing, Meth Cleaning and Meth Decontaminationas well as a range of biohazard cleaning services in Goulburn, Bowral, Mittagong as well as Moss Vale and Canberra.
Contact us today to negotiate a customised solution that suits your cleaning needs and budget. Call 0409 037 634 or email at

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