Selling a Meth Contaminated Property

Methamphetamine contamination is considered an environmental hazard. Brokers often face problems with meth contamination of a home they are trying to sell. In these cases, the decontamination of the property is important to prevent health problems for the potential homebuyers and to provide the peace of mind that comes with proper decontamination. Although the Utah laws governing meth testing and decontamination have relaxed in recent years, any homebuyer may elect to have a property tested for Meth. If the home tests positive for Meth, the potential homebuyer often backs out of the deal unless appropriate decontamination methods have been used and the home is free of health hazards caused by Methamphetamine use or manufacturing.

Burns Environmental provides professional meth clean up services using our non-corrosive, non-hazardous cleaning solution and decontamination process leave a healthy living environment for you and your family. To help the seller to afford the cost of the decontamination, Burns Environmental has partnered with Surety Title to include the cost of the decontamination into the closing costs of the house. If the seller and buyer can come to an agreement, the sale can still go through.

Selling a Meth Contaminated PropertyBe sure to stay current on the rules and regulations regarding Meth decontamination and homes identified as meth labs in the state of California.


Each local health department has the authority to create ordinances for their respective jurisdiction. Although understandingRule 392-600will provide a framework for remediation, consulting your local health departmentprior to beginning any decontamination process is recommended.