Across Australia, there has been an increasing number of clandestine or meth labs found.

Although the authorities take the chemicals and equipment used in labs away, a large amount of contaminated residue is left on many surfaces of the affected site including walls, ceilings and floors, which creates a future health hazard for occupiers of the building.

Meth Labs can be found in almost any location, from houses, apartments, cars, rental storage units and motorhomes.


    Clandestine Drug Lab Contamination & Biohazard Cleaning

    Although Methamphetamine can be produced or cooked in many different locations there are certain warning signs that may indicate a drug house.

    Making or cooking methamphetamine requires minimal training and experience and limited amounts of equipment and chemicals, both of which are relatively inexpensive. Meth Labs can be found in almost any location, from houses, apartments, cars, rental storage units and motorhomes. There are many external recognition clues alluding to a meth lab.

    Some of the common warning signs of a suspected meth lab include:

    signs of methamphetamine contamination
    • Unusual odours including ether, ammonia, acetone, or other chemicals

    • Frequent visitors, particularly at unusual times

    • Extensive security measures or attempts to ensure privacy

    • Secretive or unfriendly occupants

    • Excessive amounts of trash, particularly chemical containers, coffee filters or pieces of cloth that are stained red, and duct tape rolls

    • Curtains always drawn or windows covered with aluminium foil or blackened on residences, garages, sheds, or other structures

    • Evidence of chemical waste or dumping


    4 Step Methamphetamine Contamination Remediation Process

    The first and most vital step of a Meth lab Remediation Process is to contact licensed, professional and qualified decontamination contractors. Our team of trained experts have hazardous materials training and know how to properly evaluate and decontaminate meth labs.


    Many home buyers unknowingly buy homes contaminated by methamphetamine, which when smoked or manufactured, release dangerous chemicals into the air that can cling to clothing, carpets, and walls. A dream home can quickly turn into a nightmare. A contaminated home can not only cause sickness but also be uninhabitable for a long time. We have come across home buyers who have spent tens of thousands of dollars in remediation and reconstruction, adding financial burden and delay to moving in.

    The health consequences of contamination in the home can be serious, and young children are particularly at risk. If the property you’re thinking of buying was previously occupied by meth users or once contained a meth lab, you should have it decontaminated by professional meth lab cleaning technicians before moving in. Even if the property has no past connections to meth, you should consider using a DIY drug testing kit or have professional technicians inspect the property before moving in to ensure no traces of contamination.

    Home test kits are available that identify a full range of drug residue. Biohazard Cleaning offers an inexpensive, on the spot test for meth residue. However, it should be noted, a positive test for meth residue does not necessarily indicate manufacturing was done in the house. It does indicate that the finished product was present.

    Before you make an offer to buy the home, always ensure that you have completed a home inspection for meth. Our Meth Lab Remediation and Decontamination technicians are qualified to properly inspect and clear homes for meth contamination and other chemicals. Internationally trained in HAZMAT and Methamphetamine Decontamination and Remediation techniques, Biohazard Cleaning is the industry leader in meth lab testing, decontamination and clean ups in across all locations in Australia. No region is too remote.

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