Do you suspect that your home or business facility was used as a meth lab? Immediately call your local biohazard cleanup service.
The chemical compounds used during the manufacturing process of methamphetamine can become airborne. Thus, they can settle onto walls, ceiling, floors, cooling/heating units, appliances, carpets, and other household items. Moreover, during the production, chemicals may spill, posing various health risks for people.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, exposure to a meth lab can result in neurological problems, kidney and liver damage, and increased cancer risk.
For these reasons, professional biohazard cleanup is necessary for a space that was used for this illegal purpose. Let’s find out why you should not take the cleanup process in your own hands.
Why You Should Not Attempt to Clean Yourself
The cleanup process poses the risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances, which is why only certified meth lab contractors should assess and remediate such contaminated spaces.
If you clean up the place yourself, you might end up putting your health at risk.
28 states regulate the clandestine drug lab (meth lab) decontamination of properties. While the decontamination regulations can vary from one state to another, standard methods to eliminate residual contamination exist.
Only after the standard procedure is completed is the property declared as ‘fit for use’.
Beware of Inexperienced Contractors
When you look around for meth lab contractors, you may come across some providers who claim they can neutralize the contamination associated with meth production and use. If a contractor you approach makes that claim, move on because you’re dealing with an inexperienced company.
Keep in mind that very few chemicals exist that can completely tear down meth molecules and those are extremely dangerous to handle. On top of that, as strong chemicals, they can cause more harm to your property.
Plus, there might be other dangerous contaminants in the space because of which these chemicals may not be effective. In many cases, these chemicals will only break the meth molecule to a point that they become undetectable in the space. You will never know what’s left behind after neutralizing.
Thus, the safest and most reliable approach is to eliminate and clean the contaminants from the meth lab.
Call Your Local Biohazard Cleanup Service
If you feel your residential or commercial property may have been used as a meth lab, call your local biohazard cleanup service without giving it a second thought. STOP Mesa can transform your property into a safe space. We also serve in Gilbert, San Tan Valley, and Tempe, AZ.