Worried that your home is contaminated with Meth? Perhaps you want a MethCheck® just in case?
Maybe you’re buying a house or renting a property and you want to be sure it’s safe before moving in.
As the first part of a drug test we send our trained and certified testers to collect samples, usually as a Field Composite Test, which is One Test Kit used to sample several areas for a single overall result.
The Test Kit is sent to a laboratory for testing and analysis and within a couple of days the lab test results return so we can provide answers to your questions. In most cases, properties are Meth-free.
Detailed Site Investigation
If the test indicates there is Meth Residue then we can conduct either a Site Evaluation or a Full Investigation, subject to the severity.
We sample a single measured area (100cm²) in each room to be tested for Meth and also note the material sampled on for further reference.
The samples are delivered to a laboratory, which determines the surface contamination and we estimate the seriousness of it, subject to variables.
This enables us to formulate a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) from which you can obtain Quotes for the cost of Decontamination, as appropriate.
If EnviroCheck has provided the sampling and results we usually do not provide Decontamination. However, you may be referred for Decontamination only. In which case, there are 4 Decontamination levels that we primarily undertake for Meth residue.
1. Minimal tainting; we use chemical solutions, which draw out and neutralise Meth. 2. Higher concentrations; we also remove soft furnishings and electrical appliances and fittings. 3. Penetrating contamination; we also remove wall linings, ceilings and other fixtures and fittings. 4. Complete contamination; we also deconstruct areas not cost effective to chemically treat for Meth.
Post Decontamination Testing
Once Decontamination is complete, we re-test. If clear, that's it. If not, further treatment is required.
In some cases there is a deeper contamination, which may be temporarily hidden by cleaning or redecorating, either accidentally or deliberately.
In which case, we must revise the remediation plan (RAP). Costs must be re-estimated, further Meth Decontamination conducted and then more testing.
Once testing confirms Meth is within the safe levels, we report a clear test and provide a full report. Normally, you would get independent testing where we provide the Decontamination service.