Methamphetamine (Meth) is a powerfully addictive central nervous system stimulant that is used by smoking, snorting, ingesting or injecting intravenously. Meth becomes the focus of the user’s life often leading to the neglect of family, work, home, personal hygiene, safety, etc. Any building that has been used as a meth lab must undergo meth testing and, if necessary, decontamination before it can be considered safe for occupancy.
Meth labs are secret, or clandestine drug labs where methamphetamine is manufactured (cooked), stored and/or used. Methamphetamine lab cleanup services are required because the sites are hazardous. Meth labs require evaluation, cleanup and decontamination by trained and certified professionals. There can be serious health problems in people or animals exposed to meth labs. Potentially deadly chemicals (either meth or by-products of cooking) can enter the body by inhalation, ingestion or absorption through the skin. Meth use and the production of meth can cause serious health problems not only in the users, but also in others who are unintentionally or unknowingly exposed.
Chronic health effects of meth exposure can include:
- Permanent psychological disorders
- Fatal kidney and lung disorders
- Liver damage
- Brain Damage
Short term side effects of meth exposure can include:
- Shortness of breath, cough, chest pain
- Burning, itchy, dry skin and eyes
- Twitching, convulsions, jerking
- Hallucinations, paranoia, sleeplessness
- Memory loss
- Aggressive behavior
Meth labs are found everywhere – homes, apartments, trailers, storage facilities, hotel/motel rooms, restaurants, vehicles – ANYWHERE. The chemicals and by-products used in meth labs during meth use or “cooking” can contaminate the structure, contents, carpets, drywall, HVAC system, well and septic, yard. If you are suspicious that your property has been used as a clandestine drug lab, please call us to discuss your options, which could include a meth test and/or assessment on the structure. If you suspect that the property is an ACTIVE meth lab, call 911. Active meth labs are always require an immediate law enforcement and hazmat response.
Why it is important to hire a professional?:
Professional meth lab cleaning services are required for the remediation of any clandestine drug lab. Meth lab decontamination is an intricate process involving many steps including, site assessment, sampling / meth testing, comprehensive work plan, removal of contents, decontamination of structure, post-sampling, documentation, liaison with a Certified Industrial Hygienist, final reporting, and more.
UsE a certified, insured methamphetamine lab cleanup company who specializes in clandestine drug lab decontamination and meth testing
That really is your only assurance that the job will be done correctly and safely in order to restore your property back to a healthy environment. Property Decon Pros are dedicated to provide safe and effective methamphetamine lab cleanup services. Our technicians are clandestine drug lab decontamination certified, OSHA certified, and ABRA certified.