If you are a landlord or have just rented out your home to strangers for a period of time, you may feel as though there is something wrong when you get your place back. Chemical odours, odd stains, and various other warning signs may be pointing to methamphetamine or ‘P’ production in your house. If this is a possibility that you are faced with, what should you do? Here you will find a list of things that you should undertake to ensure that your home is safe once again:
Have the Premises Tested
If there is no way to be sure that ‘P’ was actually cooked in your house, you will need to get the area tested. There are companies that are specifically available for such situations. It is a good idea to have the company test all over your home as there may be some areas that have a higher contamination level. Also, you will need to know whether your entire house needs to be cleaned out or if it is just a certain area that was contaminated. Regardless, this is the first step that you should take if you do suspect that something is amiss with your home. After all, it is much better to be safe than sorry.
Hire a Cleaning Crew
If the results of the tests are positive for ‘P’ contamination, it is important that you get your home cleaned. Now, unlike with typical damage, you can’t simply hire the nearest housekeeping company. This job needs to be undertaken by a meth company cleaning crew. There are certain procedures and technology that is required to ensure that your house is properly cleaned and decontaminated. Therefore, it is important that you hire the right people for the job. Understand that while it may cost you some money, it will be well worth the results.
Know What to Get Rid Of
While many surfaces can be cleaned of the methamphetamine, there are some that simply must be discarded. Typically, this remains true for anything that is porous as this absorbs the ‘P’ and can release the toxic substance over time. So certain types of wood, flooring, countertops, and even wall surfaces may need to be thrown away completely. If you can’t do this with walls due to structural integrity, make it a point to wash and clean these areas thoroughly. Then, seal these areas off with paint or other substances to avoid the room from being re-contaminated.
Run Tests Again
Once your home has been properly cleaned, it needs to be tested once more. This is so that you can be certain, without a shadow of a doubt, that your home really is safe. It is important to make sure that the testing company and the cleaning company are two separate entities. This way, you can trust the results of the tests a lot more, without fearing bias.
If you do feel that there is a chance that meth contamination is a possibility with your home, then these are the steps that you should take. Remember, you should not inhabit a house that may be contaminated.