Do you think you might be looking at a meth contaminated house? Here are 10 signs a meth lab may have been present in a home:
1. Yellow discoloration on walls, drains, sinks, and showers.
2. Blue discoloration on valves of propane tanks and fire extinguishers.
3. Fire detectors that are removed–or taped off.
4. Burning in your eyes, itchy throat, a metallic taste in your mouth, or breathing problems when in the home.
5. Strong odors that smell similar to materials often found in a garage, such as solvent and paint thinner, or odors of cat urine or ammonia.
6. Staining, etching or discoloration in tubs, sinks, toilets, and stove.
7. Trap doors or hidden rooms
8. Outside there are burn piles, patches where chemicals looked to have been dumped, and burying of meth-related waste
9. There are extensive security measures on-site including security cameras, no trespassing signs, security doors, etc.
10. There will be an excessive amount of debris outside and multiple trash cans.
Utah is one of about 20 states that has passed laws that require meth contamination cleanup. In fact, Utah requires that law enforcement notifies the health department for each county when they have a meth-related drug bust and they have outlined protocols for meth clean up.
Here are two great websites with the laws outlined and many resources to help educate Utahns about meth:
Depending on the degree of meth contamination, cleanup can be actually quite simple to a lot more extensive and expensive.
If you think you might have meth present in your property, please call Expert Restoration. No matter if you are renter, a landlord, a seller, a property manager, a real estate agent, a real estate investor, or a buyer of a property, we can help you. We can come in and test the levels of meth. Depending on how the levels come back from the lab, we can then come up with a plan and quote for the meth remediation. Call 801-642-4347 today.