The complete testing and deep cleaning service for meth-contaminated properties
Last year, Australian police busted 744 clandestine methamphetamine labs. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg as it’s estimated only one in ten labs are discovered.
Buyers and renters are increasingly aware of the health consequences of living in a meth-contaminated property and many are now insisting on meth-free certification before they move in.
We can test any property for drug-related contamination – and, where necessary, deep clean to remediate the home to restore a safe, clean living environment.
Meth, an invisible threat to public health
The illegal manufacture of the highly-addictive drug methamphetamine – meth, crystal meth or ice – involves a concoction of extremely dangerous and toxic chemicals. And the drug itself permeates furniture, walls, carpets, heating and air conditioning systems and a property’s entire plumbing system and can remain at unsafe levels for months or even years.
Living in a former meth lab, therefore, has serious health consequences. Even a property that has not been used as a lab but has seen heavy meth use is potentially toxic.
Kleenit’s Meth Lab Remediation highly-trained technicians can test for meth levels and then begin a thorough cleanup and decontamination of the property. It’s a highly-specialised and potentially dangerous process that should only ever be left to the professionals.
Clandestine meth labs could be operating closer than you think
New methods of cooking meth are comparatively odour-free meaning clandestine labs no longer need to be hidden in rural or remote areas. Today, labs are commonly found in city and suburban residences and in sheds, garages and other outbuildings. Some have even been discovered in million-dollar rental homes.
The dangers of meth production
The illicit manufacture of meth uses a long shopping list of highly-toxic products and dangerous and flammable chemicals including phosphorous, ether, acetone, ammonia, drain cleaner, naphtha, hydrogen peroxide and various corrosive acids.
For every kilogram of meth produced, it’s estimated that there are six kilos of toxic waste left behind and evident social damage.
The invisible, long-lasting menace
Methamphetamine vapour permeates almost everything it touches including furniture, carpets, insulation and even plaster walls; and traces can remain for years. The manufacturing process also contaminates heating, ventilation and plumbing systems.
Even if a clandestine lab has been operating for only a few weeks, it’s enough to pollute a property with unsafe, unliveable levels of the drug.
Meth makes you ill
Even small, residual traces of this highly-powerful drug will make you ill. So a home that hasn’t been used as a lab but whose occupants have been heavy drug users poses a risk.
Health issues include respiratory problems especially in those who suffer from asthma, behavioural changes in children, headaches, sleep pattern changes and eye and skin irritations plus an overall increased susceptibility to illness.
Before and after testing
When we are asked to clean a former meth lab, our technicians’ first step is to test key areas for contamination levels. We test for meth, MDMA (ecstasy) and heavy metals.
This helps us to determine the scale of the problem and develop an appropriate plan of action. It also gives us a baseline level so that we can compare these figures with our post-cleanup test results.
All samples are independently assayed by an approved laboratory and can be used, if necessary, for legal or insurance purposes.
Deep cleaning and decontaminating your property
Before we start cleaning, we remove and dispose of any contaminated furniture, household items and fixtures which pose a health hazard. We also remove any left-over chemical waste or equipment from the former lab.
Next, we deep clean every surface that has been exposed to meth using specialist equipment and chemicals imported from the USA. Our fogging technique increases the effectiveness of the decontamination solvents and ensures a quick and effective result.
Air conditioners and plumbing systems are also made safe. Swabs are then taken to ensure the surfaces are completely clean and meth residue-free.
Our technicians use the appropriate safety precautions and protective equipment to guarantee a fast, risk-free result.
Discreet, any time meth cleaning or screening services
No one wants to find their property has been used as a meth lab or subject to heavy meth use and we fully understand the social stigma and inconvenience this can bring.
Our Kleenit remediation technicians are professional, experienced and discreet. They can work at a time to suit you and will do everything they can to expedite a fast cleanup with the minimum of disruption to you or your neighbours.
As the scourge of illegal meth labs sweeps through suburbia, many prospective tenants and house buyers are asking for proof that a property is meth-residue free.
We can professionally test any property and issue you with a certificate showing the property is a safe, meth-free environment.
Who uses our service?
Our clients include both residential and commercial property owners, landlords, real estate agents, property managers, local councils and government departments in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, including regional areas.