Bio Hazard Cleanup USA Offers Comprehensive Meth Lab Decontamination And Restoration Services
Meth is one of the most dangerous addictive substances. Meth addiction has torn apart countless families and ruined many lives. Meth production and trafficking are hurting communities and causing damages to properties as well. Meth houses are places where this drug is manufactured and often sold. These labs are very unsafe and there are a few things you need to be aware of if you just moved into a property that used to be a meth lab or live near a meth house that is no longer used. Some of the dangers will be easily noticeable, but you will probably be legally required by the state you live in to perform a few tests to make sure the area is safe. Preparing meth is a dangerous process that can leave chemical residues in an area that was used as a lab. Health risks can remain for years even if meth is no longer present in the area.
Bio Hazard Cleanup USA can help with testing, assessment, and decontamination. These services are offered in the 50 states and our meth lab cleanup services can turn a previously unsafe area into a place where people can live without being exposed to health hazards.
Production Sites Need To Be Decontaminated And Restored
It is crucial to follow strict procedures during the meth lab decontamination process. Each state has specific guidelines regarding how these dangerous substances should be handled. Our experts are familiar with different state regulations and will perform decontamination services in accordance with each state’s legal requirements. Our experts are familiar with a number of testing and remediation techniques and can handle a number of issues such as stains, odors, burns, residues and other unseen risks to eliminate health hazards.
Toxins are the most important challenge faced when restoring a property that was used as a meth lab. Toxins are a byproduct of the meth manufacturing process. These toxins infiltrate ceilings, flooring and even ventilation systems. Meth labs can quickly turn entire buildings into unsafe places because these toxins can get everywhere. We always start the decontamination process by collecting samples to determine the level of toxins present in the building and to establish which areas were contaminated. We can then choose the best approach for remediation.
Exposure to these toxins and to other chemicals used during the meth manufacturing process can lead to chemical poisoning, respiratory problems, skin reactions, migraines and even death. Meth labs also represent considerable fire and explosion hazards.
There are several health risks associated with meth labs because toxins and other hard chemicals used during the ‘cooking’ process can be absorbed when there is contact with the skin. Chemicals can also be inhaled or ingested. It is very common for the areas around the property to be contaminated as well since waste and chemicals are often dumped outside of the lab. Chemicals might be poured down a drain or burned. This is a serious issue since toxins and chemicals can contaminate the septic system and the soil outside of the meth lab. This is why we conduct thorough testing of the nearby areas to determine if remediation is needed. We always make safety our property and make sure that there is no physical contact with a contaminated area until we have been able to decontaminate the entire building.
How Do We Remediate Former Meth Labs?
At Bio Hazard Cleanup USA, we offer a comprehensive range of services to assess levels of contamination and to determine the best course of action for remediation. We use decontamination techniques to turn the property into a building that can be safely inhabited.
This is what typically happens during an indoor evaluation:
- Our specialist technicians will do a walk-through and a complete visual inspection of the property. They will look for residues, stains, odors, damages and other signs of contamination.
- Our technicians will then use a photo-ionization detector to test for the presence of volatile chemicals in the air. They will sample the air of each room and test the disposal drains as well.
- Corrosive residues will be tested. Technicians typically perform corrosive testing on the areas that were used for ‘cooking’, including countertops, sewer drains and any area with visible spots.
- Our technicians will perform more tests with wipe samples to determine if methamphetamines are still present on the property. The samples will be sent to a laboratory for further analysis.
- All these activities are documented with photographs. Data is collected for the laboratory. Our technicians will also put together a summary report to assess the state of the property and to recommend the best way to clean up the area.
This is what typically happens during an outdoor evaluation:
- Our team starts with a visual inspection. They will walk around the property and look for signs of waste being dumped, traces of burning or burial.
- They will collect ash and soil samples and screen them to see if there are any volatile compounds present.
- Samples activities and laboratory data will be documented with photographs. The team will then work on a summary report to evaluate the outdoor area and make further recommendations for the decontamination process.