Methamphetamine (meth) exposure to a home or office will leave behind a host of chemicals in the walls, floors, carpeting and ceilings. This dangerous residue consists of mercury, lead, lithium and iodine and even meth itself. These are all highly poisonous substances to humans, especially young children and older adults. Exposure to the slightest amounts of these substances can result in damage to the central nervous system, liver and blood production. The health hazards from meth contamination exposure are innumerable.
If you suspect meth has been used in your home or office, you should have the property tested immediately. A home meth lab can cause a great deal of damage to a commercial or residential property. Detection can be difficult because residue from meth may be invisible. Having a property analyzed and assessed is imperative when exposure may have occurred.
In Arkansas as well as other states, meth lab contamination removal must be done by a certified contractor with experience in the process of cleaning properties that have had exposure to meth. SEA is an industry leader in the process of cleaning properties that have been exposed to hazardous chemicals. They have successfully cleaned thousands of properties that have been exposed to meth.
There are many myths that can be dispelled about the detection of meth exposure.
Common Myths Associated With Meth Contamination Detection
“You can tell there is meth exposure by the smell.”
This is an terrible method of detecting meth manufacturing. If you can smell it you are exposing yourself to the dangers. Current methods of manufacturing meth produce various odors during production; however, after a short time, there may be little or no odor at all. Never think that a smell is a reasonable indication of exposure; it’s unreliable.
“Just smoking meth is not a problem.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Repeated smoking of meth in a home will leave dangerous levels of hazardous chemical residue that can cause serious health problems.
“High-end neighborhoods are safe.”
This is untrue. Many meth labs have been found in million dollar neighborhoods.
It is advisable to have your property tested when you suspect it has been exposed to meth chemicals. SEA can effectively handle the testing and the meth clean-up process to remedy air quality problems caused by meth. Below is a sampling of a typical meth lab contamination removal process. SEA, Inc. meth lab contamination removal
For more on SEA’s testing and clean-up process, please download our informational booklet here (PDF) or click the image to the right. In it you will learn the answers to the questions below, and many more!
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