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.
Signs of a Former Meth House
Look out for the possible red flags below:
- Yellow or red stain marks on countertops, carpets, or linoleum
- Iodine stain marks on walls
- Blocked out windows
- Burns in countertops, on rugs or on the floors
- Discarded cylinders
- Empty solvent jars or mason jars
- Corroded gas cannisters
- Blister packs of ephedrine
- Evidence of anhydrous ammonia or hydrochloric acid
- Plastic tubing
- Rock salt or rock salt containers
- Hydrogen peroxide bottles
- Lithium batteries
- Coffee filters with red stains
- Unusual smells, such as a strong cat urine smell, ammonia, and vinegar
Before you make an offer to buy the home, always ensure that you have completed a home inspection for meth. Bio Management Northwest technicians are qualified to properly inspect and clear homes for meth contamination and other chemicals.
Call us at (800) 408-2226 to get started.