Meth Remover

Information about Meth Remover Product

What is required for bidding a meth decontamination / remediation job?

When a property owner first discovers that their home contains methamphetamine contamination they often become distressed, confused, and even angry.   Many are puzzled by how the property became contaminated in the first place.  Low levels of meth residue can accumulate from someone smoking/inhaling meth over a short period of time which may include visitors or guests, a contractor doing work in your home, or even someone breaking into the property.   Also, methamphetamine residue does not dissipate quickly; a property that was busted as a meth lab ten or even fifteen years ago could still test positive.  However, the property became contaminated it is now a priority to have the meth cleaned up and create a healthy living environment again.

Meth clean up or decontamination process involves several steps which can vary with each property depending upon the circumstances.  These circumstances include:

1)  The size of the property/square footage,

2)  The amount of belongings/debris inside the property,

3)  The cleanliness of the property,

4)  The amount of porous material to be disposed of,

5)  The number of furnaces,

6)  The level or amount of residue found during pre-testing,

7)  The property location, and

8)  The number of post tests required.

First, the property size is important because all the surfaces need to be scrubbed and rinsed multiple times including walls, ceilings, floors, cabinets, countertops, etc.  Sometimes property information sites such as Zillow and Trulia only list the square footage above ground leaving out the basement, but the entire square footage including all floors and basement is required to calculate the cost of meth clean up.

Second, the amount of belongings or debris inside the property.  Sometimes a property is sold as is with the previous owners debris remaining or a drug bust has landed tenants in […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Meth Remover, Methamphetamine Remediation|Comments Off on What is required for bidding a meth decontamination / remediation job?|

Meth Testing Done Properly

Meth testing is done to determine if someone has smoked methamphetamine in your home. If someone smoked meth in your home 3 times, there can be left over residue.  It is recommended that any new buyers or renters test their new home, to keep the residents safe.

Call AEI Decon for your meth testing kit today. It’s easy, and worth knowing if your home is safe or not.

Supplies you need:

Rubber gloves
Gauze sponges
Testing template, which Is 100 centimeters squared available at any testing company
Wetting agent – we use isopropyl alcohol at least 95% grade or methanol
Pen and sharpie
Tape for template

 

Step 1

Take out gauze- fold it in half, then half again. (You can use 4 different corners to use 4 different tests)

 

Step 2

Use wetting agent to get gauze wet, use get enough to get it wet

 

Step 3

Wipe Up and down 5 times, then left and right 5 times

Great places to test:

Cold air return
Master bedroom, just above the best (most people like to use meth in their room)
Furnace, where the filter was, near the fan all air travels through the furnace
Outside of heat and air conditioning vents
Vents near bathrooms and kitchen range hood. (They get humidity and grease, and meth sticks to it)

 

Step 4

Once you’ve done the four samples, but them in the tube, and send to local lab.

Have questions about meth testing? Need remediation? Or Meth remover product?

Call 801-336-4151 or check out our Meth clean up page

By |November 10th, 2014|Meth Remover, Methamphetamine Remediation|Comments Off on Meth Testing Done Properly|

How to Clean Up From Meth Lab Exposure

Correct cleaning of a property must be done if it has tested positive for mold. We provide meth removal and cleaning products that improve your safety and health while living in the home. If the property was seized by law enforcement, professionals are typically called in to handle the hazardous materials. However, not all agencies use the appropriate chemicals to clean-up the toxic lab wastes.
Air out the Property
When a property is condemned for meth, it is common for the property to be locked up for months. Always allow the property to air out for a week or longer before you enter it to clean it.
Removing Walls and Carpeting
Although cleaning with the right chemicals can clean up the toxic elements, removal of the carpeting and wallboards is normally required. The toxic chemicals will become embedded within these materials, which is dangerous to your health. After proper cleaning or removal of the wallboards, add a thick barrier of paint, linoleum, or epoxy. Our meth removal product is designed in a 2-part series to correctly eradicate any traces of meth in a properly cleaned area.
Wear Protective Clothing
Protective clothing is an essential element of effective meth removal. Wear gloves, long-sleeves, eyewear, and respirators. Everything use for cleaning will be considered contaminated and must be properly disposed of to prevent toxic vapors from forming.
Checking the Property
Upon completion of the cleaning process, the property must be checked for any additional stains or problems related to meth. Contact Apple Environmental if you have questions related to meth removal and cleaning.

By |September 28th, 2014|Meth Remover|Comments Off on How to Clean Up From Meth Lab Exposure|

Are You Living In A Former Meth Lab Home?

Shopping for a new home is an exciting process, but what happens when you find out your former home is a meth home? Having a neighbor tell you, “your home used to be a meth lab,” is disturbing to say the least. Was the home decontaminated correctly? A certificate from the local health department will prove a home was decontaminated, but there is still a concern about a former meth home.

 
Some homeowners have their new homes tested to find traces of methamphetamine still exist in the home. Common health problems can range from short-term issues to long-term health consequences. It can eventually lead to cancer in some individuals, and children are at a higher risk for health problems related to meth exposure due to their developing bodies.

 
When home meth labs are created, toxins are spread into every inch of the room and into other areas of the home. Carpeting, walls, drapery, air ducts, furniture, and the air is toxic. When Apple Environmental handles the decontamination process, we wear respirators and correct protective clothing to prevent health risks.

 
In many cases a home that has been used as a meth lab is deemed a hazardous waste site. The amount of chemicals removed from a meth lab is staggering. Proper procedure must be followed to remove the toxic influence of chemicals from the room. All surfaces must be scrubbed, walls must be repainted, carpeting and air filtration systems need to be replaced. The problem with meth lab cleanup is there is not currently a national standard. Some companies do not have adequate training to correctly treat and decontaminate a meth house.

 
Apple Environmental is Utah’s leader in meth cleanup. We have spent several years creating the right meth […]

By |May 5th, 2014|Meth Remover|Comments Off on Are You Living In A Former Meth Lab Home?|

What is a Meth Lab?

A meth lab can be set up in any house, apartment, hotel, restaurant, barn or other building. Common household chemicals are used to make methamphetamine, but when combined produce deadly toxins. Due to the flammable nature of the chemicals used to make meth, many labs are discovered after they have caught on fire.

 

  

Chemicals used in meth labs include:

Acetone
Alcohol
Fertilizer
Bleach
Battery Acid
Coleman Fuel
Drain Cleaner
Drain Openers
Gasoline Additives
Hydrogen Peroxide

Iodine
Lithium Batteries
Matches
Pseudoephedrine
Salt
Sodium and Lithium metal
Starting Fluid
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Gun Cleaning Solvent

Common Equipment used in meth labs:

Aluminum Foil
Bed Sheets
Blenders
Bottles
Chemistry Glassware
Camp Stoves
Cheesecloth
Coffee Filters
Cotton Balls
Duct Tape
Electric Portable Hot Plates
Funnels
Garden Spray Jugs
Gas Cans

Jugs
Paper Towels
pH Test Strips
Plastic Tubing
Pressure Cooks
Propane Tanks and Thermos
Pyrex Dishes
Rags
Rubber and Latex Gloves
Rags
Rubber and Latex Gloves
Strainers
Thermometers
Turkey Basting Wand

Meth labs can be lethal to those living in the surrounding area. If you suspect a meth lab in your neighborhood, report it immediately to prevent any further damage.

For Meth lab cleanup call Apple Environmental at(801)336-4151.