Methamphetamine Decontamination in Maryborough Region

Methamphetamine Decontamination

Methamphetamine Decontamination In Maryborough

Jim’s Hazardous Material Removal Maryborough offer comprehensive, tailored packages for the testing and remediation of properties that have been exposed to methamphetamine manufacturing and high meth usage.

With a strong focus on customer service and confidentiality, our technicians are highly skilled, experienced and committed to best work practices to ensure successful and stress free remediation, every time.

What is methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. Also known as meth, ice and crystal, it can cause significant damage to your property, and those who are inhabiting the space.

Meth labs can be found almost anywhere – in houses, apartments, cars, storage units and motorhomes.

During the methamphetamine cooking process, dangerous chemical residue can seep into soft furnishings, carpets, walls and even ceilings, which can cause serious health risks for anyone exposed (particularly young children.)

It is important to be aware that the same damage and health hazards can occur from substantial meth usage within a property, not just the cooking process.

Signs of methamphetamine at your property

  • Strong odours (acrid, sour, solvents, ammonia)
  • Discolouration of structures, soil and pavement
  • Burns, unusual stains, yellowed walls and rust in strange places such as on window fittings or door handles.
  • General unwellness in the household – particularly in children

Call Jim’s Hazardous Material Removal on 131 546 to arrange a FREE quote (which includes the initial site inspection.)

The four-step removal process

Pre-forensic testing

Jim’s will assess the property by conducting a swab test for the presence of meth. This test can single out contaminated areas and pinpoint any furnishings or materials that are too contaminated to be cleaned. This process will allow you to identify the condition of the property before any remediation begins.

Onsite survey and inspection

Following testing, our team will identify the affected areas of the property and put together a remediation action plan.

Our technicians will document the areas that have sustained methamphetamine contamination and will investigate whether any disposal occurred in or around the property – burning, dumping, burying etc. Jim’s will also test whether any systems such as plumbing or electrical have been damaged and require replacing.

Methamphetamine decontamination

In order to properly decontaminate any affected areas and return a property to a safe condition, a Jim’s Hazardous Material Removal professional will:

  • Remove and dispose of any loose material including household items, furniture, personal belongings etc.
  • Remove and dispose of any bio hazard material
  • Decontaminate and treat all internal contaminated surfaces, as indicated on the remediation action plan
  • Flush all drains, sinks, toilets and outside drains with specialized neutralising chemicals
  • Clean any ventilation and air conditioning systems affected by chemicals
  • High pressure clean paved surfaces and contaminated structural elements of the property
  • Complete a soil check of outside chemical disposal sites
  • Clean wall surfaces, floor surfaces and ceiling surfaces

Jim’s Hazardous Material Removal use advanced technologies and environmentally friendly chemicals to combat the effects of meth in the home.

Post forensic testing and final report

Following the remediation process, the property will be retested by a forensic hygienist for methamphetamine and samples will be sent to an independent laboratory for analysis.

A clearance certificate will then be issued to reinhabit the property.

If you have concerns about methamphetamine in your home, investment property or place of work, do not hesitate to give us a call on 131 546 or enquire here.

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