The manufacturing of the illicit drug meth has increased in homes, apartments, caravans, hotels, garages and motor vehicles. Manufacturing methamphetamine involves a cooking process where mixtures of dangerous chemical vapours permeate all porous surfaces thus filling the motor vehicles interior with harmful chemicals. These dangerous chemicals emit fumes which are absorbed and contaminate the interior of the motor vehicles such as seats, carpets, roof linings and general contents. Determining the extent of contamination is necessary in deciding which internal structures and contents need removal or a thorough clean.
Pre testing is an essential requirement needed to determine the level of methyl amphetamine presence on the internal surfaces of the motor vehicle and may not be visible to the naked eye. Pre testing identifies whether the vehicle is contaminated or not, further more the level of concentration will indicate us if the car can or cannot be cleaned.
Once we have determined that the car can be decontaminated, the following steps may be required to allow the motor vehicle to be fully decontaminated:
– Seats removal
– Carpets removal
– Roof linings
– Dashboard removal
– Door interior panels
After cleaning, post testing is essential to determine if your vehicle has been successfully decontaminated and is safe to occupy.
According to the Australian Government, Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines Methamphetamine on the inside surfaces at a level of greater than 0.5 (µg) micrograms per 100cm² is considered unacceptable.
Juvenaire technicians have many years of experience and vast knowledge and understanding in the clandestine drug lab clean up process. Should you have any concerns in relation to a possible motor vehicle contamination, please contact our project managers to arrange an inspection time to provide a quick and efficient solution.
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