Meth Lab Hazard & Remediation
Illegal methamphetamine manufacturing, or Clandestine Drug Laboratories have been increasing in staggering numbers. Nearly tripling in the past five years in Alberta alone. Many of these labs are moving away from city areas and into more rural locations. With the help of Alberta Health Services along with specialized teams such as The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) these labs are being shut down.
Often rented properties, these dwellings are left in horrific conditions. Removal of items and cleanup is not only expensive but a dangerous procedure. After the raid on the residence and the “Bulk Removal” of chemicals used for the meth manufacturing process, the house will be temporarily condemned. Any further cleanup to get the house deemed livable is often the home owners responsibility. That’s where Snapshot Home Inspections can help.
We start with an inspector entering the home and performing a visual inspection. Recording specific details, taking pictures and possible surface wipe sampling. All parties involved need to know what chemical residue and harmful volatile organic compounds are left behind. After the initial visual inspection a specific air and surface monitoring plan is put together and furthermore discussed with the client. Snapshot Home Inspections will work together with a specialized cleanup team until the home is once again a livable space. Most importantly you will have the confidence of knowing you have a clean and safe environment once again.