Meth Contamination in Perth Properties: What To Do?

Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a highly addictive and potent stimulant drug. The production and use of meth can leave behind hazardous residue that poses serious health risks for individuals living or working in meth-contaminated properties. 

Meth contamination occurs when a property has been used for illegal meth production or long-term meth use. The drug’s manufacturing process involves various toxic chemicals that can permeate walls, carpets, ventilation systems, and other porous materials. Even trace amounts of meth residue can be harmful and linger in the environment for an extended period.

Signs of Meth Contamination in Perth Properties

Identifying meth contamination can be challenging as there may not always be visible signs. However, some indicators to look out for include unusual odours (such as ammonia or chemical smells), stains or discolouration on surfaces, excessive trash or chemical waste, and the presence of meth paraphernalia like glass pipes or needles.

Health Risks Associated with Meth Contamination in Perth Properties

Exposure to meth residue can lead to several health issues, especially for those who spend significant time in contaminated properties. These risks can include respiratory problems, skin irritation, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and even long-term neurological damage. Infants and small children are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of meth contamination.

What To Do When You Suspect Meth Contamination in Your Perth Property

1. Protect Yourself 

Ensure your safety by staying out of the area. Meth labs and Meth affected properties can be highly dangerous due to the volatile chemicals involved.

2. Professional Meth Decontamination Service and Testing

Given the complex nature of meth decontamination, it is vital to engage the services of experienced professionals. Regular cleaning methods typically won’t remove meth residue effectively.

A professional meth decontamination company can confirm the presence of meth contamination through specialised meth testing and screening. They have the expertise, industry accreditations, certifications, and experience. Furthermore, they use advanced technologies, adhere to regulatory guidelines, and offer comprehensive inspection reports to ensure the property meets safety standards.

3. Documentation

Keep records of everything done regarding the meth contamination. This includes the initial detection, testing results, Decontamination clean-up, and all communication related to the issue. This documentation could be vital if there’s a legal dispute in the future.

4. Ensure Follow-up Testing: 

After the property has been professionally cleaned, have another test done to ensure all meth residue has been removed. This needs to be conducted by a WA Health-qualified contractor. 

For professional methamphetamine cleaning and decontamination services in Perth, contact Kleen Slate Services. We offer fully accredited works as we are a WA Department of Health-approved contractor for meth decontamination cleaning to ensure your home is 100% safe, with an emphasis on being discreet during these processes.

Lewis Harriman

Lewis Harriman is an award winning entrepreneur. His business, Kleen Slate Services was named Business of the Year at the 2019 RKCC Mineral Resources Regional Business Awards. Certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, he provides Methamphetamine property testing and decontamination cleaning, all property restoration services, trauma and crime scene forensic clean-up, as well as range of cleaning services to domestic, commercial and industrial properties. He is a strong advocate for supporting local business, being members of BNI, Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce and Rockingham Business Sundowners.