What Are the Dangers Involved in a Meth Lab Cleaning?

Meth Lab Cleaning

Methamphetamine use and clandestine meth production remains widespread in Australia. Whether it is in a home, an abandoned property or any type of vehicle, meth labs are incredibly toxic environments. The presence of chemicals used to make meth and other illegal drugs poses potential liability to property owners. Methamphetamine remediation is a lengthy process. Attempting a meth lab cleaning and decontamination activities poses risks and health threats to the inexperienced.

Here are a few reasons why only certified meth lab decontamination experts should handle the assessment and remediation of meth-contaminated properties.

Meth Adversely Affects a Property

A property can be affected during meth use or during the methamphetamine manufacturing process. Hazardous chemicals may be spilled while handling them or during the meth manufacturing process. Volatilised chemical compounds become airborne. Meth residue gets deposited on walls, ceilings and floors. Contaminants settle onto typical household items like carpets and appliances throughout the building’s interior. Meth residue can easily get into heating and cooling units, thus spreading the danger further indoors.

Assessing a Clandestine Meth Lab Can Be Dangerous

It’s not just meth ingredients used that are hazardous. There are other dangers involved while assessing a meth lab that normal people should avoid. Meth producers will do anything to avoid being discovered. The property may house vicious dogs, trained to keep people away. The drug users and producers also often lay traps around the property which can cause bodily injury to others. In some places they may even resort to explosions, in order to destroy evidence. If you suspect a property has been used as a meth lab, it’s best to seek professional help. Experts in the meth testing field follow certain processes to determine whether the place is an authentic meth lab.

Meth Lab Cleaning Involves Removing Toxic and Hazardous Materials from the Premises

Meth cooks often use toxic carcinogenic chemicals in the manufacturing and cooking process. The meth chemicals and toxins involved may remain unseen for long periods. Hazardous chemicals, waste by-products & methamphetamine vapours contaminate the environment and nearby surroundings. There are risks of potential exposure to these hazardous substances as meth residue levels can be quite high. It is not easy to remove these harmful contaminants.
Meth cleaning companies are responsible for proper removal, disposal and cleanup of the premises. Post-remediation testing can also be performed by them to ensure residues & chemicals have been removed.

Meth Remediation requires following proper standards and guidelines.

Dealing with hazardous levels of meth and other dangerous drug residues should not be left to the untrained or inexperienced. It can prove to be a very dangerous and costly exercise for anyone attempting to clean a meth-contaminated property with limited understanding of restoration principles. Only highly qualified, properly trained and well experienced technicians will have awareness of the chemical hazards and proper cleaning procedures and techniques involved.
Meth remediation professionals will be properly equipped with the right testing, cleaning and decontamination equipment to handle a response to a meth lab cleanup. To minimise exposure to biohazards all technicians wear appropriate protective gear – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Bio-Cleanse Pty Ltd Can Safely Restore Meth-Contaminated Properties

Never take risks with the cleanup of a meth lab or a meth-contaminated property. If you require meth remediation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Bio-Cleanse Pty Ltd. We have years of experience in meth testing, meth lab cleaning and meth remediation.
Our Meth Decontamination services are available to homeowners, real estate agents, government agencies and investors in Goulburn, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Bowral and Canberra. Contact us at 0409 037 634 or email at bryan@biositecleanup.com.au.

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