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5 Signs Your Listing May Have Once Been a Meth Lab

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The New York Times ran an article this week (Illnesses Afflict Homes With a Criminal Past by Shaila Dewan and Robbie Brown) that details a story about a family who moved into a spacious home in Winchester, Tenn., only to soon start battling years of illness from breathing problems to seizures and migraines to kidney problems. Their home was making them sick. Five years after moving into the home, the family discovered the home had once been used as a meth lab. And apparently these contaminated residences are not all that uncommon. Whats more, some may even be hitting your…

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How to spot a meth house

By | Meth Removal

If the house you’re looking to buy is a former meth lab, the seller may not have to tell you about it. Each year, thousands of meth labs are discovered by police, while thousands more go undetected. Many of these labs are in houses that eventually get sold to unsuspecting buyers who have no idea that the home’s surfaces, insulation and carpeting may be steeped in poisonous substances. If the house you’re looking to buy is a former meth lab, the seller may not have to tell you about it. Each year, thousands of meth labs are discovered by police,…

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How to tell if you’re buying a meth house

By | Meth Removal

Youve finally done it: youve stepped into the realm of homeownership. The inspection checked out, the location is perfect for you and your family, and the neighbors seem friendlyall in all, you feel right at home. Buying a house is exciting, but before you sign on the dotted line, check to see if your new home was used as a meth lab. You might say to yourself this is unlikely, but CNN reports that thousands of unsuspecting people fall victim to purchasing meth houses every year.1 Once a house has been exposed to meth, the molecules stick to surfaces like…

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Meth Contaminated Property

By | Meth Removal

California Real Estate (Property) law holds property owners and landlords responsible for providing notification to tenants and future owners of any hazards existing on a property offered for lease or sale. One of these hazards can be chemical contamination due to a clandestine Methamphetamine (Meth) laboratory. Clandestine drug laboratories can be found in all sections of LA County. Effective January 1, 2006, a new law that deals with Meth labs went into effect. The Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Act of 2005 requires the clean up of the property so it can be safe for occupancy and imposes fines on the seller…

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What is Required for Bidding a Meth Decontamination Remediation Job?

By | Meth Removal

When a property owner first discovers that their home contains methamphetamine contamination they often become distressed, confused, and even angry. Many are puzzled by how the property became contaminated in the first place. Low levels of meth residue can accumulate from someone smoking/inhaling meth over a short period of time. This may include visitors or guests, a contractor doing work in your home, or even someone breaking into the property. Also, methamphetamine residue does not dissipate quickly; a property that was busted as a meth lab ten or even fifteen years ago could still test positive. However, the property became…

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Health Consequences From Meth Lab Exposure

By | Meth Removal

Many of the contaminants present during meths cooking process can be harmful if someone is exposed to them. These contaminants can cause health problems including respiratory (breathing) problems, skin and eye irritation, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Acute (short-term) exposures to high concentrations of some of these chemicals, such as those law enforcement officers face when they first enter a lab, can cause severe health problems including lung damage and burns to different parts of the body. There is little known about the health effects from chronic (long-term) exposure to contaminants left behind after a meth lab is dismantled. Until the…

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Are You Living In A Former Meth Lab Home?

By | Meth Removal

Shopping for a new home is an exciting process, but what happens when you find out your former home is a meth home? Having a neighbor tell you, your home used to be a meth lab, is disturbing to say the least. Was the home decontaminated correctly? A certificate from the local health department will prove a home was decontaminated, but there is still a concern about a former meth home. Some homeowners have their new homes tested to find traces of methamphetamine still exist in the home. Common health problems can range from short-term issues to long-term health consequences….

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How can you find out if a property has been used to make meth?

By | Meth Removal

Currently, there is no comprehensive method for tracking or listing properties that were used as meth labs. You should call your local law enforcement agency to confirm that a seizure of chemicals took place on the property, and to obtain the name of any hazardous materials contractor who may have removed materials. The contractor should have information on what chemicals were present on the property. Additional information may be obtained from your county health department, fire department, or the owner of the property.

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How to Clean Up From Meth Lab Exposure

By | Meth Removal

Correct cleaning of a property must be done if it has tested positive for mold. We provide meth removal and cleaning products that improve your safety and health while living in the home. If the property was seized by law enforcement, professionals are typically called in to handle the hazardous materials. However, not all agencies use the appropriate chemicals to clean-up the toxic lab wastes. Air out the Property When a property is condemned for meth, it is common for the property to be locked up for months. Always allow the property to air out for a week or longer…

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Meth testing steps

By | Meth Removal

Meth testing is done to determine if someone has smoked methamphetamine in your home. If someone smoked meth in your home 3 times, there can be left over residue. It is recommended that any new buyers or renters test their new home, to keep the residents safe. Call Burns Environmental Services for your meth testing kit today. Its easy, and worth knowing if your home is safe or not. Supplies you need: Rubber gloves Gauze sponges Testing template, which Is 100 centimeters squared available at any testing company Wetting agent we use isopropyl alcohol at least 95% grade or methanol…

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