You might be surprised to learn that people using and manufacturing illegal drugs is becoming an increasing problem for homeowners, renters, and real estate agents. It is estimated that 1 in 50 Australian homes are affected by methamphetamine residue, with most residents not aware they are exposed.¹ A property that’s been contaminated can cause all sorts of health problems for you and your family.²
Our Rapid Building Inspections team can test the property for traces of methamphetamine and, in the event of a positive finding, we’ll provide advice on the next steps you can take to remove the drug residue.
For more information or to book a meth inspection, give one of our team members a call on 1300 407 341
Add-on Meth Testing
More about meth testing and why it’s important:
Australian guidelines state if contamination levels are 0.5 micrograms per 100 sq cm or more, professional removal or cleaning is required before moving into the property due to health concerns.³Click here to find out more information about the health concerns of drug contaminated houses.
Signs your property might be contaminated by meth
Meth is a white, odourless powder that can easily be dissolved in water or alcohol, which can make it almost undetectable to the naked eye.
But there are some signs you can look out for such as:
- Strong odours (acrid, sour, solvents, ammonia)
- Discolouration of structures, soil and pavement or driveway
- Burned, stained or yellowed walls
- Rust in uncommon places such as window fittings or door handles
But the only way to know for sure is with a meth inspection conducted by our team at Rapid. Avoid potential health problems and contact our team today.
- Data given to Rapid Building Inspections by National Association for Methamphetamine Contamination. NAMC have advised the figure is based on data from the NDSHS, which can be found here
- ACIC – Illicit Drug Data Report 2017–18
- enHealth Guidance on Clandestine Drug Laboratories and Public Health Risks