Methamphetamine-Affected Property Cleanup Provided By Paragon Environmental
Paragon Environmentally Is Professionally Certified And Follows State Regulated Procedures
We are professionally certified by the Colorado Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Division to provide cleanup for meth-affected properties. Decontamination of meth-affected homes must be conducted by licensed contractors who will follow the state regulated procedures for meth clean up. If you encounter such an occurrence, please call us at 303-529-1257 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What Is The Process For Meth Cleanup?
The regulations regarding cleanup and inspections of meth affected areas require the following:
- A preliminary assessment of the property.
- If the assessment indicates contamination is present above the regulatory standards, the site must be cleaned up.
- Options for cleanup include decontamination of the site or demolition.
Why Are Former Meth Houses Dangerous?
Drug residue remains on the surfaces of homes that have been used as meth labs. This drug residue has been shown to have unhealthy affects on occupants, especially young children. Additionally, meth houses typically have poor ventilation – mainly because windows are often sealed shut and black-out blinds cover most windows. Meth houses may also operate without running water or electricity. These are trademarks of meth houses that prevent odors from escaping the house. Such conditions increase the possibility of combustion and the danger of inhaling toxic fumes.
Can A Former Meth House Be Occupied Safely?
Decontamination of the site by certified professionals must be performed before a former meth house is safe for occupants. Residual meth contamination is unhealthy. People who have unknowingly moved into a former meth house have experienced adverse health effects.
Signs Of A Former Meth House
If you own a property, or looking at a property, and notice some of the following signs, we strongly suggest that you have the property assessed for presence of methamphetamine.
- Strange odors. These odors may point to a toxic environment.
- Waste around the property. You may see chemical containers and other waste in the area around the house.
- Blackout windows. These are an effort to keep anyone from knowing what is happening inside the house.
- Evidence of no electricity or running water. This is typical for meth houses.
- Unusual activity. If people are coming and going at all hours, this may be a sign of a meth house.
For More Information. Please refer to our article on “What You Should Know About Methamphetamine Contaminated Properties.” And please give us a call if you have any questions.
Trust Paragon Environmental. Even the smallest amount of meth residue is not considered safe. When exposed to surfaces with the drug, health related problems may result.
If you suspect your home is a meth-affected property, please give us a call. Prompt service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 303-529-1257 for more information or to schedule an appointment.