One in ten homes in the US tests positive for METH contaminants when tested. Here’s what you need to know about METH when purchasing a home.
Meth contamination in homes is a growing concern in the United States, with estimates suggesting that one in ten homes tests positive for meth contaminants when tested. If you’re in the process of purchasing a home, it’s important to understand the risks associated with meth contamination and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a highly addictive and potentially dangerous drug. It is often cooked in makeshift laboratories, and the chemicals used to manufacture the drug can leave behind harmful residues that can contaminate a home. These residues, known as meth contamination, can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled, leading to a range of health effects including respiratory issues, skin irritation, and neurological problems.
If you’re considering purchasing a home, it’s important to have the property tested for meth contamination. This can be done through a professional testing company, which will take samples from the property and test them for the presence of meth residues. If the test comes back positive, it’s important to understand the extent of the contamination and the potential risks to your health.
If the contamination is severe, it may be necessary to have the property professionally decontaminated. This process involves the removal of contaminated materials and the thorough cleaning of the property using specialized equipment and techniques. Decontamination can be expensive and time-consuming, so it’s important to factor this into your decision to purchase the property.
It’s also important to be aware of the potential legal implications of purchasing a contaminated property. In Utah it is the seller’s responsibility to disclose the presence of meth contamination to potential buyers. If the seller fails to disclose the contamination and the buyer later discovers it, the buyer may have legal recourse.
In conclusion, it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with meth contamination when purchasing a home. Having the property tested for contamination and understanding the extent of any contamination present is crucial to protecting your health and ensuring a safe living environment. If you have any concerns about the potential presence of meth contamination in a property you’re considering purchasing, it’s important to speak with a professional.
I run into meth multiple times every year when working with buyers and sellers. It can be difficult to navigate but here on this episode we will educate you more on how to come out on top.
Special thanks to Ann Atkin with Meth Mob for joining me on this Episode. She is an excellent resource when it comes to Meth Decontamination in the State of Utah.