Clandestine Meth Lab Testing | Remediation

Clandestine or Meth Lab testing, assessment and remediation is a specialty field that requires more than a commercial cleaner who has completed a short course on meth cleanup.

EnviroScience works with insurance companies, government agencies and property managers to provide science-based, fully-insured advice and risk-based recommendations that follow the Australian Government  Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines.  Our team of environmental specialists (all science graduates) are very experienced in conducting scientific investigations of potentially contaminated sites resulting from the operation of clandestine drug laboratories.   Every day we investigate situations to protect people from hazardous materials in the environment.

Large organisations turn to EnviroScience as a trusted source of independent advice as to the potential short, medium and long term risks of contaminated sites from clandestine or meth labs.  We also provide fully-insured clearance certificates for methamphetamine contamination of properties – independent from any ‘cleaning’ company.

Unfortunately the number of methamphetamine or speed / ice / crystal meth labs found across regional NSW & QLD continue at significant levels – and due to the chemical processes involved in illegal methamphetamine production, future renters or families could suffer serious health problems.

The symptoms of a contaminated meth lab site can include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, lack of coordination, eye and tissue irritation and chemical burns (to the skin, eyes, mouth and nose).

Trained specialist clandestine ‘meth’ lab testing and assessment scientists.

EnviroScience’s occupational hygienists are trained in the science behind the dangerous residual substances and risk management strategies to ensure remediation is undertaken safely, framework is followed to ensure the property is cleaned fully and can certify that the area is clear from dangerous residual chemicals.  Properties are certified clear and safe by degree-qualified scientists who protect people from harmful substances in the environment every day.

Clandestine Drug Lab Remediation

When drugs are made dangerous chemical vapours and residues permeate all porous surfaces which include gyprock walls, grouting, carpet, upholstery & fabrics. Even a professional clean or painting surfaces doesn’t clear up the chemicals – it takes a specialised recommendations and remedial equipment and substances to ensure the property is thoroughly decontaminated.  EnviroScience’s occupational hygienists understand the most suitable (and cost effective) process for each situation – not following a blanket approach which is not always effective in every situation.

Meth Lab Remediation

We understand the meth lab remediation process needs to be as discreet as possible. Our hygienists work to ensure the drug lab cleaning process is carried out professionally with discretion so as to not alert surrounding properties. We strive maintain a minimum level of intrusion to clients and affected parties in such situations.

Regional Drug Lab Testing & Remediation

Being regionally based in Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst – Western NSW, Wagga Wagga, Albury – Southern NSW, Tamworth, Armidale, Coffs Harbour and Northern NSW and South-East Queensland we can quickly get to the regional Eastern Seaboard to quickly and efficiently assess scope of works to decontaminate a clandestine laboratory, test for residue and issue a clearance certificate.

Our service and response time is a critical component of our well respected offer and we work as fast as safely possible to complete your project.

Meth Lab Cleanup Costs

Costs for clean-up vary on the nature of the remediation and what is required to decontaminate the clandestine meth drug laboratory. Being regionally based in Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst – Western NSW, Wagga Wagga, Albury – Southern NSW, Tamworth, Armidale, Coffs Harbour and Northern NSW and South-East Queensland we can efficiently get to most parts of regional Eastern Seaboard quickly and at a lower travel cost than our metropolitan counterparts.

How to spot a drug lab:

  • Suspicious items such as improvised heating and cooling mechanisms
  • An unusual chemical smell
  • Fan noise
  • People never putting their rubbish out or burning their rubbish
  • Little traffic at a property during the day but frequent traffic at night
  • Windows blackened out or reinforced
  • Extractor fans, especially in garages/sheds
  • Recently rented premises where the resident is rarely at home
  • A new tenant who is willing to pay rent months in advance, using only cash
  • Chemical waste, which is often carelessly disposed of

Source: Crime Stoppers