It’s not just a small problem with a quick solution. Cleaning up what’s left from a meth lab is a problem for new or prospective homeowners and property managers across Colorado. The process of cleaning a meth lab is straightforward, but should be done by experts in order to ensure the safety of anyone living in the property going forward. When it comes to meth lab seizures, it’s important to get the area cleaned the right way the first time.
Meth is a rampant issue because of its ease of production.
With basic supplies and a recipe from the Internet, production can be set up anywhere, including a barn, garage, extra room in the house, business, apartment, hotel, storage facility, or vacant building. Each pound of meth produced can leave as much as six pounds of toxic waste behind.
Because most “meth cooks” pour leftover chemicals and byproducts down the drain, it’s not just the building affected, it moves into the plumbing system, storm drains and directly into the ground, which can affect neighbour homes and community centers as well. These toxins can pose long-term hazards because they can exist in soil and groundwater for years. And the costs of cleanup can be exorbitant because soil usually must be incinerated to rid it of contaminants. Meth usage also compromises the property as the smoke and fumes integrate themselves into drywall or insulation.
Meth Lab Cleanup is a Bio-Hazard
Because the process of meth lab cleanup is regulated and is considered a bio-hazard cleanup, it’s mandatory to seek the services of someone who is trained in meth lab cleanup. It may seem unusual to encounter a property affected by meth production, but there are a wide range of resources available if it ever occurs.