Drug lab cleanup
Methamphetamine residue left behind by previous occupants in a home can be extremely hazardous to the health of those who move in afterward. Volatile organic compounds, such as lead, mercury, iodine, and lithium, accumulate in the air, penetrate every surface, and even soak into the wooden frame of a house. Exposure to this residual contamination can lead to liver, kidney, central nervous system, and blood production damage, as well as a variety of adverse health effects. Professional biohazard and remediation companies, such as Spaulding Decon, can effectively remediate a home contaminated by methamphetamine residue. While most established insurance companies will cover meth house remediation, they may give homeowners grief about covering it. Spaulding Decon can help fight insurance companies to get coverage for the necessary remediation services.
Indeed, the air quality inside your home can either maintain good health for you and your family, or it can be detrimental to your family’s health. Imagine this: The former owner of your beautiful home were meth producers and provided their loyal consumers a “haven” to smoke, snort, or even “shoot” their meth. Let’s say they occupied the space for just two years. Now, typically speaking, this home has endured a minimum of about two dozen smokers rolling their glass pipes for days at a time, inevitably spilling burnt meth out over the surfaces of the house, not to mention the ritualistic scraping of their bowls, wherein the pipe or bowl is scraped with a paperclip or something similar to conserve their precious medicine.
Maybe half of the users snorted their dope off of any eligible surface, dropping shards of the ice into the carpet, the air conditioning vents, and so on. And there are the intravenous methods users employ that are hands down the most unsanitary of the three. It is seldom just meth found in the syringes and is often shared and barely put away or cleaned. This is the most popular method among meth addicts, narrowly beating out smoking and is most commonly performed in the bathrooms and bedrooms but can be done in any area of the house. Knowing just how dangerous and toxic methamphetamine is, could you now imagine how deadly your home has become?
The premises become a cesspool of all the volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as lead, mercury, iodine, and lithium left behind. These VOCs and the accumulated drugs in the air penetrate and drenches every surface on the property. This includes, the flooring (carpet, wood, laminate), the furniture, the ventilation system, and the walls. Also, the very wooden frame, or the “bones” of the house become soaked with what is known as residual contamination.
Residual contamination is not only volatile, but it is deadly. Exposure in the slightest can damage your liver, kidneys, central nervous system, and your blood production. It is vital that you never enter into a known or suspected meth laboratory. Instead, call a professional and effective remediation service like Spaulding Decon. We have locations all over the United States to ensure we can reverse the damage caused by these clandestine drug labs.
The fact that even the criminals who cook these drugs employ gas and respiratory masks for their health speaks volumes about the toxicity of methamphetamines! These people put anyone who moves into these houses at grave risk of acquiring adverse health effects. The known adverse health effects include asthma-like symptoms, persistent cough, difficulty breathing, respiratory infections and other illnesses, nausea, dizziness, irritability, restlessness, behavioral changes, weight loss, anxiety, insomnia, skin rashes, eye, nose, and throat irritation. Furthermore, babies, young children, and the elderly are more greatly affected by the symptoms attained by the residue contamination.
I’m sure you don’t need any more convincing that meth is awful for your home and health, but your insurance company might. Most established insurance companies will cover meth house remediation but will likely give you grief about covering it. Don’t worry, though. Spaulding Decon will fight the insurance company; using our extensive knowledge and expertise; we will get your home covered. All you have to do is give us a call so we can assess all damage to your property. That way, we can devise a plan with you to effectively remediate your home to the highest standard.
Contrary to what some people may think, meth labs aren’t some super high-tech facilities with dozens of scientists and multi-million dollar equipment. In fact, most meth labs are nothing but poorly executed improvisations that are usually a health hazard to everything around them. Some people turn their RVs into a meth lab, whereas others turn their whole house into a functional laboratory. Whatever the case may be, the important thing to remember is to stay away from such scenarios and probably report it to the police.
Would you recognize a drug lab if you walked by it every day?The sad truth is that most meth labs hide in plain sight. And that is because the average person doesn’t know how to recognize the tell-tale signs of what has been going on there. What are the signs of a clandestine drug lab? Keep reading to discover the answers!
Meth lab cleanup training is required for all personnel working in a decontamination capacity. When law enforcement busts a meth lab environmental contractors will do what is called a “pack out”. A pack out is the removal of gross contaminates like precursors and chemicals. This is often a dangerous job due to the flammability of some of the chemicals.