Methamphetamine and Meth Labs
Cleanup Concerns

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How do I clean up a house or apartment that may have been a meth lab?

The cleanup or remediation process needed for meth lab cleanup will vary according to the level of contamination which exists in the property.  To determine a proper course of action, see our Meth Lab Cleanup page.

How do I get my property tested?

Testing can be performed by a contractor that you hire or home kits found on-line.  For more information about testing, see our Meth Property Testing page.

What do meth sample test results mean?

Samples for methamphetamine are usually surface contamination samples. They measure the concentration or the mass of methamphetamine on a standard surface area.  If methamphetamine is present, then one of two things happened: either meth was used at the property or meth was made at the property (meth lab). Typically, the higher the concentration the more likely there was a meth lab.  For more specific information about test results, see our Meth Lab Cleanup page.

What is the difference between a Gross Chemical Removal and Remediation?

Gross chemical removal is the process in which a Drug Enforcement Administration contractor will remove the jars and packages of chemicals, drug paraphernalia, and other illegal items.  Remediation is the process of removing the residue and waste from the meth lab.  The residue and waste is left after the gross chemical removal is done.  This residue is on the surfaces of the property including walls, floors, carpets, clothes and curtains.  A property that has had a gross chemical removal is not fit for habitation.  A property that has been remediated should be safe for habitation.

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Updated Friday, August 02, 2013 at 08:06AM