Meth Lab Decontamination

In Australia, illegal methamphetamine use is a huge problem.

Also known as ice, crystal meth or speed, methamphetamine is a highly illegal substance that is commonly manufactured in small home labs.

These hidden labs are often known as “clan labs” and are run by criminals and illicit drug manufacturers. In many cases, amphetamine is mixed with various other chemicals to boost its potency and ensure it’s well-accepted on the street.

The base chemicals used to produce the drug are often derived from common cold medications that are available over the counter in pharmacies across Australia. These are cooked and the active ingredients purified with makeshift lab equipment.

Then, these are combined with any of a range of other chemicals to increase potency, including drain cleaner, antifreeze, battery acid and more. As you can imagine, these chemicals are extremely dangerous. They can also be explosive and pose a huge risk to people and properties in the surrounding areas.

On top of this, the meth creation process produces a huge amount of toxic waste which can contaminate carpets, timber, furniture and any other porous items in a property. Most illegal meth labs are found in rental properties, but they can also be set up in hotels, caravans, storage units, restaurants and pretty much anywhere else.

The Health Risks of Methamphetamine Manufacture

There are countless health risks associated with meth creation. For starters, residues from cooking and using the drug can contaminate a home by settling on and being absorbed by various surfaces. From here, it can be easily ingested when people come into contact with said surfaces.

The side effects include everything from itchy skin and headaches to breathing problems and paranoia, so you can imagine how important it is to ensure all meth lab decontaminations are done correctly by appropriately trained cleaners.

Professional Meth Lab Cleanup

Our team at Trauma Clean Australia is highly trained in all aspects of meth lab cleanup and decontamination. If your property has been affected, it’s extremely important to seek professional help before you or your family enters the building.

A full cleanup should be performed with full-face respirators and other protective equipment. Keep in mind that the authorities may even block you from entering until a completed clean has been performed.

When working on a meth lab cleanup, we will ensure all surfaces are fully decontaminated and sanitised. Items that can’t be cleaned properly will be removed and disposed of.

Following this, we will arrange a Certificed Testing Agent to take samples from the property which will be sent to a lab for analysis. Then, a full property report will be created, including the lab results, that states that your property is once again fit for habitation.

Other Important Information

There are numerous signs that your property could be being used for a meth lab and/or meth use, including:

  • Strange chemical odours.
  • Acid burns to exposed surfaces.
  • Excessive security measures.
  • A large amount of unusual trash.

Ultimately, we’re here to help you clean up and decontaminate any property that has signs of meth use and/or manufacturing.

Our Meth Lab Decontamination services are available in all Australian locations including Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, and Darwin.

Our 24/7 emergency response team is always available, so get in contact now!