Meth Checks/P Lab Testing for Home Owners
Having a meth check done before you buy a new house will give you the peace of mind that your home or vehicle was not used as a P lab or contaminated through recreational useage.
People cooking P often use parts of the home that are less likely to be observed by any visitors, such as walk-in wardrobes, offices and children’s bedrooms. Some warning signs that a house may have been used for cooking meth include:
- Strong or unusual smells, such as chemical smells or smell of urine
- Unusual rubbish left behind, such as a large number of batteries, coffee filters, kitty litter, drain cleaner, chemical bottles, empty cold medicine packets
- Discoloured walls or ceilings
- Excessive security devices
- Recent renovations or redecoration
People selling a house that has been used as a meth lab or for recreational use can disguise the damage that has been done and the buyer may never suspect that these dangerous chemicals have contaminated their home. Recent redecoration -new paint, new carpeting, staged furniture.
Exposure to P Labs or high recreational use causing contamination can result in:
- Shortness of breath
- Irritation or burning to the skin, eyes and mouth
- Coughing and choking
- In some cases it can lead to cancer, birth defects and death
The increasing number of houses being used as P labs has been compared to the leaky homes epidemic, and only a small number of homes used are discovered by the police. For peace of mind it pays to have a house checked before you buy, saving you money and ensuring your family is not subjected to health risks.
Meth Check NZ - Contact us to see how we can help you
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