Methamphetamine is a synthetic (man-made) drug.
To check whether your home could be at risk, visit the National Clandestine Laboratory Registry Web site.
The meth that is used illegally is made from dangerous chemicals that can be purchased at any local store. An individual who believes he or she has discovered an illegal drug lab or the site of an abandoned lab should immediately notify local law enforcement (Dial 911) and should not enter the area of the suspected lab. Meth labs can be highly dangerous, and therefore should only be entered by cleanup professionals. These contaminants can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin by humans and animals, causing health problems including respiratory (breathing) problems, skin and eye irritation, headaches, nausea and dizziness.
Meth can permeate porous materials such as floors, ceilings, carpeting and draperies.
Most situations will require one or more of the following measures:
- Removal (furniture, wallpaper, appliances, carpeting etc.)
- Detergent-High Pressure Washing
- Encapsulation or Sealing (including waste removal, removal or treatment of contaminated soil or water)
Professional chemical lab testing must be done prior to decontamination, then again afterwards, to confirm complete elimination of dangerous materials. Anubis SceneClean, Inc. is certified in testing for Meth residue. If you are considering purchasing a home, we highly recommend getting it tested. Our testing has results within 3 days from an independent lab. For more information please go to http://www.texas-meth-testing.
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