Reduce your risk of exposure to toxins
Methamphetamine manufacturers and drug users contaminate houses with dangerous toxins and chemicals that attach themselves to most surfaces in the home.
When people or pets rub against these contaminated surfaces the meth enters their bodies through their skin and contact from hands to mouth and nose. Babies who crawl on contaminated carpets and furniture are most vulnerable. If you are worried that Meth manufacturing or drug users may have contaminated a property you own or are looking to buy, we can assist you with on the spot presumptive meth screening tests.
Meth screen testing is easy, safe and no property damage is caused. It is an instant, economic method for providing preliminary test results that you don’t have to wait days for.
The presumptive testing tests for the presence of methamphetamine residues on surfaces within a property for levels above those deemed acceptable as indicated by the NZ Standard NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine – contaminated properties (1.5ug/100cm2 or above). We offer presumptive testing at the lower level 0.5ug/100cm2 should you wish, and undertake swab testing for Laboratory analysis if presumptive testing indicates a positive result, or you require specific area testing.
However, it is important to note there are limitations to any form of meth testing. Two key limitations are as follows:
Firstly, the meth test is based on finding residue on the surface where random sample testing was undertaken. It is important to be aware the random sample results may not be representative of the presence or absence of methamphetamine in any part of the building where testing was not undertaken. The results relate only to the area tested and do not eliminate the possibility that methamphetamine may be present in other areas of the same room or any other part of the property.
Secondly, if the surface has been cleaned or replaced such as repainted, papered or re-carpeted, there may be no residue to provide a positive reading.
Obtaining a LIM report is also advisable to look for any requisitions or notices related to Clandestine Lab use, or similar.