The Dangers of Clandestine Meth Drug Labs
A meth laboratory, or clandestine drug lab is an illegal operation that is used to produce or ‘cook’ the illegal stimulant, meth. Meth labs can range in size, varying drastically from a small operation that can fit in a backpack or car boot, to a large commercial operation. Meth labs are being found at an increasingly alarming rate across Australia, with more than 800 being found and seized by the police in 2011-2012.
Meth labs can be found in almost any location; however, the real and present danger is when a meth lab has been in a house that has become occupied by innocent people. The chemicals used to produce the drug are extremely hazardous and highly volatile, where explosion occurring when the chemicals aren’t mixed or stored appropriately. Fire and explosions are not only a risk to the individuals producing the drug, but to anyone in the surrounding area.
Meth Lab must be remediated as a priority by qualified and experienced meth lab remediation technicians. Failing to do so can result in long term health risks to anyone exposed to the toxic chemicals sometimes many years after the meth lab has been shut down. Health risks can include intoxication, nausea, dizziness, and lack of coordination, pulmonary edema, serious respiratory problems, severe chemical burns and damage to internal organs. In addition to inhalation or skin exposure risks, children living in a drug lab environment typically are in contact with the floor and other contaminated surfaces, and therefore has a higher potential for exposure due to ingesting chemicals.
Forensic Cleaning is a highly specialised cleaning and remediation disciple which requires technicians to undergo in-depth training and continuous on-the-job learning to ensure all biohazard and pathogens are removed
Why Choose Australian Forensic Cleaning for your Meth Lab Decontaminations
Forensic Cleaning Australia Clandestine Meth Drug Lab Remediation technicians follow a stringent and proven process to provide our Australian clients a successful remediation. As the number of meth labs being seized across the country rises, especially in rural and remote, so too does the need for certified and experienced meth lab decontamination technicians. Chemicals used to produce this rampant and illegal drug combined with the sheer volume of chemical by-products and waste means discovering your property has been used as a clandestine drug lab is devastating for homeowners, landlords and body corporate manager. For many properties the levels of meth are so high to begin with because the property has been used for clandestine activity for a long time, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, plumbing, wall sheeting and internal framework of the building need to be removed.
You can get an assessment of the contamination levels of your property as soon as today. With our Surface Residue Meth test kits, you can test your property for any ICE drug residue and assess whether or not you need a full decontamination within 5 minutes.
Our trained and qualified Meth Lab Remediation technicians will conduct pre-forensic testing which can significantly reduce costs associated in the remediation process by singling out contaminated areas only and the automatic discarding of any furnishings or materials too contaminated to be cleaned. Technicians follow a methodical, proven process to ensure the property is remediated to a chemical free zone.