Any property used to prepare illegal substances like meth contains various chemical containers. These include solvents, ether, paint thinners, phosphorus, acids and bases, or anhydrous ammonia. Other lab equipment, cooking or storage containers, or heat sources may also be present. After the law enforcement officials have discovered and raided the meth lab, the contractor usually gets rid of the bulk lab related debris and other waste. Even after this, the floor and the walls tend to be contaminated with various chemicals used.
People can get exposed and fall sick due to these chemicals present in various areas the house by breathing, touching the contaminated surfaces, by eating off plates that have had layers of contaminated grime or even after eating/smoking and after their hands have been in contact with the contaminated surfaces. Ensuring that the area is properly cleaned and decontaminated is the safest thing to do.
Many of the contaminants used in meth labs can have serious effects on human health. Health problems include breathing problems or respiratory irritation, skin and eye irritation, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Health effects from exposure to meth lab contaminants depend on the following:
- Type of chemicals to which a person is exposed,
- Amount of chemical to which a person is exposed,
- Duration of exposure, and
- The health condition of the person being exposed.
Meth lab cleaning is a complicated process involving the use of many counter chemicals in order to neutralize the effect of the existing chemicals used to cook meth. It is highly advisable to hire expert professionals for meth lab cleaning.
We at Biosite Cleanup, cover all aspects such as assessing the property, devising a solution, removal and disposal of hazardous chemicals, property cleanup, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVACs), High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuuming. We ensure decontamination and sanitisation of the property to ensure that it is chemical free and safe to occupy. Our service areas are Goulburn, Canberra, Batemans Bay and surrounding areas of NSW.