Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerfully addictive central nervous system stimulant that is used by smoking, snorting, ingesting or injecting intravenously. When meth labs become the focus of the user's life, it often leads to the neglect of family, work, home, personal hygiene, safety, etc. Any building that has been used as a meth lab must undergo meth labs testing and, if necessary, decontamination before it can be considered safe for occupancy. P labs are secret, or clandestine drug labs where methamphetamine is manufactured (cooked), stored and/or used. Meth labs cleanup services are required because the sites are hazardous. Meth contamination requires evaluation, clean up and decontamination by trained and certified professionals. There can be serious health problems in people or animals exposed to meth labs.
The rampant rise of p lab meth production and use is only now being widely documented by the media. What has not garnered as much attention is the toxicity of the remaining furniture and building materials in clandestine P labs. P lab meth contamination poses serious health threats, not only to those who abuse the drug and those subjected to secondary exposure, but for new renters and new homeowners alike. The chemicals and the toxic by-products produced during the manufacturing process can have damaging, long term effects even after the lab is gone. For many people, moving into a new house or apartment is an exciting time full of anticipation and a sense of renewal. What they do not expect is breathing in residual toxic waste. For people who unknowingly move into these former illicit labs, exposure can be dangerous.
If that's not bad enough, the clean-up team also has to watch out for needles, contaminated glassware and blood. Returning a building to a state that's fit for human occupation calls for specialist knowledge and skills. Illegal methamphetamine labs use explosive substances and leave highly toxic residues from fumes and chemicals that permeate walls, carpet, wood and plaster. The health risks include burns, respiratory and neurological damage. The legal risks include liability for health issues among people using the premises.