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There are literally tens of thousands of homes, hotels, automobiles and apartments that have been contaminated by manufacturing or simply smoking meth.

Yes, just smoking meth in a property can contaminate it above the state standard. Properties that are contaminated with methamphetamine residue must be decontaminated to create a safe living environment.

The staff at AEI Decon is very knowledgeable with over 11 years of experience in testing, training and remediation of properties in Utah and around the world. Our proprietary products and decontamination systems provide a cost effective and timely meth clean up solution.

Call us with questions about your meth contaminated property, we’ll be happy to help, 801-888-6698.

Top 14 Meth Clean Up Questions

My house might be contaminated with meth, what do I do?

The first thing is to test. Proper testing is the only way to know for sure if the property is contaminated. Anyone can do the testing but depending on the situation you may want someone who is licensed with the State of Utah to handle the testing like AEI Decon. Give us a call and we can help point you in the -right direction, 801-888-6698.

How do I read the meth test lab report and what does it mean?

There are usually 4 numbers on a lab report that are important to know.
1- “Sampling Parameter: Area” This refers to the total area tested on an individual swab. Each area tested should total 100cm². So if the Sampling Parameter: Area is 300cm² then 3 areas were tested on 1 swab.
2- “ug/sample” This number is the total amount of meth found on the swab that was turned into the lab. This number is used by most county health departments when determining if the house needs to be decontaminated or not. If this number is greater than 1.0 the property most likely needs to be decontaminated.
3- “ug/100cm²” This number is the “ug/sample” divided by the “Sampling Parameter”. In most cases this number is of little concern as most health departments use the “ug/sample” for determining the level of contamination.
4- “RL ug/sample” is the Reporting Limit of the lab. In most cases it will be .10 meaning any results less than .1 will be reported as “ND” or Non-Detectable.
The above description refers to ALS lab reports. Most of the reports that come across our desks are from ALS as they are local. Other labs have similar reporting styles and should be interpreted by someone familiar with them.
Please feel free to contact anyone at AEI Decon if you have questions or need pricing on a decontamination, 801-888-6698.

My house tested positive for methamphetamine, what are my options?

The State of Utah has a threshold of 1.0ug (microgram) per 100cm². So it is important to have a copy of the test results to review after the testing has been completed. A house can test positive but be below the State standard. If the results are low enough no work may be needed. However, if the results are over 1.0ug most likely the property needs to be decontaminated. If you are unsure how to read the test report or just have general questions please give us a call and we will be happy to help, 801-888-6698.

What are the Utah state regulations and requirements for meth clean up?

The Utah State action level has been set at 1.0ug (microgram) per 100cm². Simply put, all hard surfaces can be decontaminated and soft porous items cannot be. Once the decontamination is complete all rooms, HVAC systems, and all hard items that were part of the decontamination work plan need to be tested. If all results are less than 1.0ug the property is considered safe to occupy.
The links below can give you a much more in depth understating of the requirements here in Utah or you can call us with any questions, 801-888-6698.
http://www.health.utah.gov/meth/Pages/LocalOrdinances.html
http://www.deq.utah.gov/ProgramsServices/programs/cercla/drugcleanup/index.htm

My property needs to be decontaminated, what stays and what goes?

Only hard non-porous items can be decontaminated. Such as, sheet rocked walls and ceiling, subfloors, hard surface flooring, doors, cabinets, countertops, metal ductwork, furnaces etc. Items to be removed and disposed of would be carpet, carpet pad, drop ceiling tiles, acoustical ceiling tiles, insulated ductwork, and exposed insulation. To schedule a time for us to come and look at your property and talk with you about your options, call 801-888-6698.

My rental property tested positive for meth, what is next?

After making sure everyone is safe, there are several questions that need to be looked at when moving forward.
Is the damage covered by insurance? Generally, contacting your insurance company is one of the first steps. Usually when dealing with insurance adjusters, meth contamination is not covered however, vandalism and/or smoke damage is. Be persistent and know your policy.
Is the property vacant or occupied? If the property is vacant the process of decontaminating can start right away. If occupied, the tenant needs to be relocated or must leave during the decontamination. The Decontamination Specialist will need to remove and dispose of the porous items and clean and test the non-porous item for the tenant.

A potential buyer tested my newly remodeled property and found meth residue, what are my options?

Depending on the levels found, you have two options.
Option 1: Retest. If the levels found are low it is best to retest and verify the findings. If the levels are high, testing again is still a good idea but may need to consist of more areas to narrow down the decontamination areas.
Option 2: If the levels are High, moving forward with decontamination will allow you to put your money into the decontamination efforts and not be used on extensive testing. Feel free to call with any Questions. 801-888-6698

How much does it cost to decontaminate a meth house?

Decontamination costs are based on a number factors: How large is the House, Does the decontamination need to be completed in the garage or outbuildings, What is the contamination level, Was a “Meth Lab” found at the property or is it just a “user site”, Is the property full of debris. These are the main question you need to be prepared to answer when you are calling around for bids. For a free estimate please call 801-888-6698

Can meth use in one apartment contaminate adjacent units?

Usually the answer to this question is no. However, if the units share a heating system then it would be best to test all units that share heat ducts.

How long does the meth decontamination process take and what are the steps?

Most properties can be decontaminated in about two weeks. First a work plan needs to be created and submitted to the local health department for a permit. Next the decontamination process begins and depending on the size of the house can take anywhere from a few days to a week. Then all areas need to be tested and the tests submitted to the lab for analysis, this can take up to 5 business days to get back. After all that a final meeting is scheduled to go over the results and you have your house back. Not all health departments have the same protocols so give us a call and we can discuss your situation and time frames. 801-888-6698

What are the disclosure requirements when selling my house?

This question is best answered consulting a real estate attorney. But, it is my understanding that once the property has been decontaminated by a Decontamination Specialist and all the correct permits were issued, and the property cleared by the health department the owner does not need to disclose the property was a meth house. However, based on years of experience, honest is always the best way to approach any situation.

What personal items can be decontaminated and what can’t?

Items considered Non-Porous such as most tables, dressers, head boards or other hard items can be decontaminated. Also items that can fit into a washing machine can be saved. Item considered Porous cannot be. Matrasses, couches, anything with a cushion, pillows, stuffed animals, most electronics and kids toys. If you have specific questions please give us a call. 801-888-6698

I’m buying a house, do I need to test it for meth?

The short answer is yes. Utah was once the highest producer of meth in the country. Many of the houses that are contaminated have been that way for years. Many non-users are living in houses that were either contaminated years ago or more recently by friends and family members. It is astonishing how many kids, nephews, nieces, uncles or others have contaminated grandmas’ house. For more answers concerning testing please call. 801-888-6698

Who can complete meth testing?

Meth testing can be completed by anyone. Meth test kits are readily available online or locally at ALS Laboratory in Murray. Home owners can test their own properties if they suspect something was going on. But consulting a professional before testing is always a good idea. If purchasing a property most home inspectors can complete a test to check for a problem and if meth is found you would want to consult with an expert. If your property was the site of a criminal act or the test might be used in a lawsuit, it is best to contact a Decontamination Specialist as their test results will hold up in a court of law. Also, most health departments will only accept testing completed by a Decontamination Specialist when clearing a property and removing it from the contaminated property list. If you have any questions concerning a test that was completed or you need to have a test completed please give us a call. 801-888-6698