Methamphetamine

What is Methamphetamine?

What is Methamphetamine? Meth was developed early in the 20th century from amphetamine used initially in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers. Methamphetamine causes hyperactivity and fidgeting, decreased appetite and enjoyable feeling of euphoria or well-being. It also clears out your nasal passages. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Not really. Methamphetamine is a powerful and highly addictive…

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…

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.     …

Symptoms of Meth Exposure

There are many health problems associated with methamphetamine contamination exposure. One of more of the following symptoms may indicate exposure to methamphetamine: Watery, red, and burning eyes, often accompanied by discharge and pain Skin irritations, redness and rashes Chest and/or abdominal pain and diarrhea Chronic sneezing and coughing and shortness of breath Negative effects on…

Reliable Meth Testing in Utah

Meth testing is done to determine whether or not a home or building previously used to cook or smoke methamphetamine is still contaminated with meth residue. Meth testing is strongly recommended when you buy, sell, or rent a property to keep the inhabitants of the property safe from the health problems cause by meth contamination and…

Issues with Buying a Meth Contaminated Property

The chemical residual waste products created during cooking and smoking methamphetamine are extremely hazardous to both humans and pets, rendering a meth property unsafe and unlivable without adequate decontamination. A meth site decreases not only the value of the property itself, but also devalues all of the properties which surround it. Indoor residues are fairly permanent and…

What Are Signs of a Meth Lab?

Meth labs are often in highly populated residential areas so it is important to report any signs of a meth lab. Neighbors living near a meth lab often notice unusual behavior or their neighbors running the meth lab as well as unusual waste in unauthorized dump sites. Some warning signs of a meth lab include:         Denied access…