Meth Residue Testing
Buying a property with meth contamination can lead to a very experience clean up.
Methamphetamine is often made in illegal laboratories. Consequently, these labs can leave behind dangerous chemicals that can contaminate surfaces and create health hazards for those who then come into contact with them.
What's involved in meth residue testing?
Methamphetamine (meth) residue testing is a process of detecting and measuring the levels of meth contamination in a property. Meth residue can be left behind on surfaces in a property where meth has been manufactured or consumed in large doses.
Meth residue testing is often done in properties where methamphetamine use or production has been suspected or reported. The testing process typically involves collecting samples from surfaces and sending them to a laboratory for analysis. Technicians typically take samples from walls, floors, and carpets. Qualified professionals conduct meth testing using specialised equipment and techniques.
Meth Testing at Dedant
At Dedant, our technicians are certified and trained by MTK Testing Group. We offer a range of meth testing services to suit your needs including:
1. Limited Rapid field test
This test involves taking 4 swabs at the property. The meth testing technician selects these locations based on common usage locations or as per the client's request. Shortly after, the results will indicate whether the room is positive, negative or partially contaminated with meth residue. If the results are positive, the technician will recommend sending the swabs away for lab testing to confirm the level of contamination.
2. Comprehensive Rapid field test
This test involves taking a swab from every room at the property. After that, the results will indicate whether the room is positive, negative or partially contaminated with meth residue. If the results are positive, the technician will send the samples away for follow-up lab testing to confirm the level of contamination.
In both forms of testing, the results are almost instant. Our technicians complete each meth residue test in accordance with Australian Standards.
What happens if the results are positive?
If the rapid field testing comes back as positive, the technician will send the positive swab(s) for lab testing to confirm the level of contamination at a property.
Depending on the amount of contamination, you may need to organise professional cleaning and remediation at the property to ensure that it is safe for occupancy.
Meth residue testing can provide important information for property owners, buyers, and renters to make informed decisions about the safety and suitability of a property.
Book meth residue testing today
For reliable meth residue testing that you can trust, contact Dedant today!