What is involved in Meth Decontamination?
Meth contamination over 0.5ug/100cm2 is deemed as unsafe and requires decontamination.
If a meth contamination report from Property Residue Testing (www.propertyresiduetesting.com.au) or Meth Screen (www.methscreen.com.au) has returned levels over the 0.5ug/100cm2, you are going to need professional meth decontamination services.
The meth decontamination process required to bring your property back under a safe level can depend on the extent of the contamination. Lower levels equally spread throughout the house generally, suggest the property or vehicle was a use (smoking of Methamphetamine) site. Uneven distribution with high and low levels throughout the property are generally associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamines.
Either way the same meth decontamination process is implemented.
What is Included the Meth Decontamination Process?
Removal of contaminated circuits (meth is attracted to electricity)
Removal of contaminated items (carpets, curtains, etc)
Hepa Vac all surfaces
3 step chemical wash down and removal of contaminated waste
Validation testing (this ensures the property has come back to safe levels)
HOW WE WORK
High meth contamination levels due to extensive use of the cooking of meth does not necessarily mean that the house needs to be stripped back to the frames (remove ceiling, walls, etc). Regardless of the contamination level, State Side Remediation guarantees to bring the property back to safe levels. We will only strip the house if all other meth decontamination methods have proven not to eliminate the contamination. This rarely occurs….
Understand everything that is removed due to meth contamination is an additional cost to the client to replace. State Side Remediation prefer to keep the cost as low as possible for the client, and maintain as much of the property as possible.
General Areas Meth Affected
Manufacturing Meth in Australia is generally associated with areas such as kitchens, garages, laundry’s or bathrooms. Meth use is generally associated with areas of relaxation such as, bedrooms, lounge rooms, garages & toilets.
Stolen cars have an heavy association with Meth use and boot Meth labs such as ‘shake and bake’ style Meth manufacture.
Generally affected areas associated with Meth use are the cars dash board, driver quarter rail, passenger quarter rail, rear driver quarter rail, rear passenger quarter rail. Generally affected areas associated with Meth manufacture or labs are the cars boot.
Cost of Decontamination
State Side Remediation value our customers and proceed to provide the lowest cost possible for each meth decontamination. Utilizing the latest technology to maintain quality and speed in the decontamination process.
Each meth decontamination is quoted per job, as each meth decontamination is different from the next.
State Side Remediation takes the following into account when pricing a job:
- Property size
- Presence of hazardous material
- Amount needed to be discarded
- Level of contamination
- Pre-forensic testing
- Post forensic testing
- Refurbishment costs (if home owner requests)