Meth Damage Testing
Did your home previously serve as a haven for drug users? If so, it could be contaminated by meth residue. Meth damage testing is a simple, non-invasive process that can quickly determine whether or not your home is contaminated from meth smoke, meth vapor, and other hazardous meth residues.
According to Meth-kills.org, meth has a long history dating back to the 1887 when amphetamine was first synthesized. Meth came about in Japan in 1919. Since then it was been used by soldiers and recreational drug users. Biker gangs and Mexican gangs are behind the bulk of meth trafficking. Most meth in the U.S. originates from Mexico, California, and Texas.
Meth is relatively easy to manufacture using readily available, and highly toxic, ingredients such as battery acid, paint thinner, and lighter fluid. While it's hard to imagine ingesting these nasty ingredients, many users do so for the "high." Meth is ingested by swallowing pills, snorting, or smoking it.
Today, many states have meth lab disclosure requirements in place to help potential homebuyers avoid buying homes that previously served as meth labs. While this is an important step, these requirements don't address the meth damage left behind by meth users. The only way to be certain that a home is not contaminated with meth residue is through meth damage testing.
Meth residue is often odorless and virtually invisible to the naked eye, making it difficult for the average person to detect. You or your family members may suspect a problem due to eye irritation, frequent unexplained illnesses, skin irritation, breathing problems, and other ailments. With meth testing, you can find out for sure.
Our meth testing process is fast, and results are available instantly. The residential meth test involves:
- Using a sterile, organic cotton pad sprayed with alcohol to swab surfaces
- Using the ID2 Meth Scanner from CDEX Inc. to detect trace amounts of methamphetamines on the swabbed samples
- Generating a detailed report for submission to insurance companies, attorneys, real estate agents, contractors, and other interested parties
Our meth testing process conforms to all applicable state and federal meth damage testing guidelines. We can detect meth on just about any surface including building materials, furnishings, carpets, walls, wood, metal, and masonry at a level of 1.5u per 100cm2. Our meth testing process which involves swabbing an area with alcohol does not damage surfaces or tamper with evidence.
If you're concerned about residential meth damage, contact us today.