Meth Residue Testing

A meth lab doesn’t have to blow up in order to become a disaster to people, property, and the environment. The cooking process releases a cloud of toxic chemicals and compounds, including hydrochloric acid, phosphorus, and iodine. When meth has been cooked, or smoked in a property, the residues seep into floors, walls, carpeting, furniture, and ventilation ducts. Since the chemical waste products are often dumped on-site, they also seep into soil and groundwater. For every pound of meth produced, it is estimated that five to seven pounds of toxic waste are left behind.

It's important for potential homeowners to be aware and able to spot the indicators that a home may have been used to make methamphetamines in. Most home inspectors do not test for methamphetamines, so do not rely on the inspector to alert you of any potential methamphetamine problems. Some of the indicators include the smell of ammonia, blacked out or frosted-edged windows, burns on the countertops or flooring, exhaust fans where they might seem to serve no real purpose, or absent or taped off fire detectors. 

Cox Environmental performs Meth Residue testing using industry standard methods.  Twelve tests are performed throughout the property, designed to detect the presence of methamphetamine residue above 15 micrograms/100 cm2.  Tests are safe on most surfaces and results are given at the time of the inspection.



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