What is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine, also known as ice, is an illegal, highly addictive synthetic substance that is part of the amphetamine group. Originally, it was used to treat health conditions such as depression and congestion.
Many of the chemicals used to manufacture meth can be easily purchased through pharmacies and supermarkets. Because of this, the production of homemade methamphetamine has steadily increased in Australia over the last few years. According to the Australian Crime Intelligence Commission, 667 clandestine laboratories were detected by police in Australia in 2014-2015.
How can Methamphetamine affect your home?
Clan labs pose health risks to both the operators and the people living and around the property. Manufacturing methamphetamine involves a cooking process. The mixtures of dangerous chemicals evaporate and permeate all porous and non-porous surfaces including kitchen benches, walls, ceilings, books, pillows, toys and other contents items. The harmful chemicals contaminate the property and without correct decontamination, remain within the property indefinitely.
Health Issues with Infected Home
People living in a laboratory environment risk suffering from breathing problems, headaches, nausea, dizziness, skin and eye irritation and respiratory irritation. High levels of exposure can result in more severe health problems such as severe lung damage, skin and throat burns.
Juvenaire has vast knowledge and understanding of methamphetamine contamination. Our technicians are experienced and have extensive specialised training in pre and post testing. Our detailed decontamination procedures have been developed according to government guidelines and recommendations. We also provide reports and clearances to ensure that your property returns to a safe living environment.