Methamphetamine Testing

Home buyers often request pre-purchase methamphetamine checks to ensure their property hasn’t been used to produce the drug before purchase. That’s because meth contamination is invisible and odourless, but can seep into soft furnishings and cause nausea, headaches, irritability, respiratory problems and trouble sleeping.

In fact, it’s estimated roughly 60% of clandestine meth labs are in rental properties. If meth contamination is above 0.5 micrograms per 100cm², decontamination is mandatory under Australian Law. As a vendor or landlord, this responsibility is yours. Talk to the team at Vision Building Reports and we can provide prompt and affordable inspections.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I do if my home tested positive?
A: The Australian threshold limit is 0.5ug (microgram) per 100cm2. If the levels of contamination are below the national standard, no work may need to be conducted. However, if the results exceed 0.5ug, the property will require a decontamination. Call us today to book an inspection.
2. If my property needs to be decontaminated, what can be saved versus what needs to be removed?
3. I’m looking to buy an ex-rental property. What are the tell-tale signs that indicate it could be contaminated with meth?
4. What health problems are associated with a meth contaminated home?
5. What do I do if my rental property has tested positive to meth contamination?