Pre-purchase meth testing
Save costly repairs / clean up and have the property that you are looking at purchasing tested for Meth if you suspect that it may have been used or manufactured at the property.
If you suspect that your home has previously been used for Meth or there is somebody currently using it for Meth? Contact us today.
Have your investment property tested before listing it if suspect that it might contain Meth Residue.
Before renting a property or during your tenancy if you are experiencing unexplained illness.
Make this test part of the regular end of tenancy procedure to ensure that your duty of care is met before new tenants move in.
What is meth?
Methamphetamine (also known as Meth, Crystal Meth and Ice) is an illicit drug that is rapidly growing in use and manufacture around Australia. In fact, the number of Meth users has increased by 3 times since 2011 and the number of Meth Labs has more than doubled in the last six years. And these results are based on the labs that are actually busted, as little as 1 in 10. When Meth is smoked or manufactured in a property, it can leave an odorless, invisible residue that can only be detected through proper testing. If your house has been used as a clandestine lab or the past occupants had smoked the drug heavily, it is believed that this can create health issues for you and your family. Refer to the Australian Government Clandestine Drug Remediation Guidelines published in 2011.
What happens if meth was smoked or cooked in my home?
Methamphetamine Contamination is considered at an unacceptable level when tests show a positive result over 0.5μg/100cm². Over this level, it is recognised to be harmful to human and environmental health. Just as mold spores can cause ill health, so can Meth Contamination. The known side effects of living with high levels of Meth in your environment are breathing problems, skin and eye irritation, respiratory irritation, headaches, nausea and dizziness. In addition, babies and toddlers are at risk of ingesting the residue if they are crawling on the carpet and it contains residue. If a positive result is returned and the property requires decontamination, it is recommended that this be conducted by a cleaner specialising in this type of decontamination.
How is the meth screen conducted?
Testing a property for Meth is a non -invasive swab test that is conducted by a trained and qualified inspector. An indicative swab test can be conducted with further testing sent onto the lab for comprehensive analysis if required. The testing is discreet and accurate.
What meth testing services are available?
Dedant Building and Pest Inspections have a range of services available in Meth screening to suit your needs.
Why Choose Dedant Building and Pest Inspections?
We are a Brisbane based, family owned company that has been operating since 2008. Servicing Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and everywhere in between. We have local knowledge, friendly customer service staff and experienced inspectors. Therefore, you are in good hands with Dedant.
Wide Range of Services
Providing a range of services for home buyers, home sellers, landlords and home owners. Dedant’s friendly staff can assist with your building and pest inspections, maintenance inspections, landlord condition inspections, termite inspections, invasive inspections or termite treatments. See our full range of services here
Our inspectors use the latest technology during every inspection. This includes a moisture meter, thermal imaging camera and movement sensors such as Termatrac. Unquestionably all of our inspectors are professional, highly experienced, licensed and insured.
We make booking easy
Bookings are made easy, we work with the Real Estate Agent to avoid any confusion and concerns. We can also organise other inspections for you at the same time, such as swimming pool inspections, asbestos testing and meth testing. Blueridge Consultants trading as Dedant Building and Pest inspections is licensed with QBCC.
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