Leftover residue from the production of homemade drugs like methamphetamines can cause serious damage to your home and can pose serious health risks to you and your family. This not only makes the home uninhabitable, but it has the potential to bring down the value of your property significantly. Catching this residue early, and not allowing yourself to be exposed to it for long periods of time are extremely important.
If you suspect that your home may have been used in the production of these homemade drugs, call Spaulding Decon of Cincinnati. Our professionals will assist you with your home, offering testing and cleanup services, and we will even buy your home from you in cash, free of cost.
What areas of a home are affected by meth residue?
Residue from drug production does not just affect the area of the lab. The residue can spread all over the residence, as most meth labs are not well-contained. They are often built in garages, kitchens, and basements, so it is important that you test your home if you’ve found drug residue in any of these areas.
Often times, meth residue contaminates deep into surfaces such as walls, flooring and carpet, and ceilings. Leftover residue from methamphetamines are also known to be highly combustible, so contaminated surfaces are just a ticking time bomb for more serious structural damage, as well as injury to you or your family. When the contamination is deep enough, these materials need to be removed from the home and replaced. A home is not considered safe to be inhabited until it is completely free of any drug residue. This means that all ceilings, walls, flooring, furniture, and any other exposed material has been tested by a third-party company to ensure that they do not contain drug residue.
How can I determine if a home has been used as a meth lab?
The easiest way to determine if a home is being used in the production of drugs is by paying attention to the items you see around the property and in the trash when first assessing a home. Packaging from over-the-counter decongestant medication can be a tell-tale sign of a drug lab. Liquid chemicals like antifreeze, white gas, and ether may be found. The property also may contain homemade lab equipment, such as bottles that are connected by rubber hoses, propane tanks, bunsen burners, and duct tape. Ask neighbors in the area if they’ve noticed any strange odors. There may be spots of dead grass and other visible signs of contamination around the property.
Spaulding Decon of Cincinnati, Ohio
Spaulding Decon was founded in 2005 with the goal of keeping people safe from contamination at their home or business. Spaulding Decon serves the Cincinnati area and neighboring communities with a variety of services including drug lab cleanup, crime scene cleanup, hoarding cleanup, and mold removal. We serve clients all over the Cincinnati area, including Mariemont, Terrace Park, Montgomery, and Madeira among others. For more information, call our Cincinnati office at (513) 377-5885, or visit our website at https://www.spauldingdecon.com/locations/cincinnati/.