Meth contamination is a modern issue in Australian due to the insidious use and production of meth. Australia now has the highest number of meth users per capita in the Western world, with the numbers continually rising. Consequently, the number of meth labs and meth-contaminated properties continues to grow year after year. While the production of meth is of huge concern, meth users account for many of the contaminated properties being uncovered. Most noteworthy, regular smoking of meth in a property can result in levels of contamination as high as those found after production.
While meth residue is both odourless and invisible, exposure to the residue can lead to numerous and severe health consequences. Common health issues include headaches, skin and eye irritation, respiratory problems and a low immune system.
Costs associated with the cleanup of a meth contaminated property!
Fiscally, owning a property contaminated by meth residue can result in substantial financial distress. Decontamination and cleanup of a property may require removing carpet, wall and ceiling lining, electrical fitting, air-conditioning units and insulation. While insurance is available in some instances, the meth lab cleaning process is extensive and cleanup costs can vary from $5,000 up to and in-excess of $40,000