What is Meth or Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is a white, stimulant drug that comes as polls or powder form. It is bitter in taste and odorless. It is highly soluble in both water and alcohol. Crystal methamphetamine or crystal meth is one form of methamphetamine that is white and crystalline in nature.
Methamphetamine is similar to amphetamine, a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep disorder (narcolepsy).
It is an illegal drug that has many street names such as chalk, crystal, meth, speed, etc. Crystal meth, a type of meth is used by individuals of all age group but generally used as a club drug. It is highly addictive drug and many lose their lives.
What is Meth Cleaning?
Meth cleaning or meth decontamination is a process in which the whole property that was used as smoking or manufacturing meth is decontaminated and made up to a living standard. The meth cleanup process of the place varies with the level of damage done to the property due to the drug. A meth lab needs more remediation than a meth house.
How Meth Cleaning Works?
Methamphetamine leaning totally depends upon the damage done to the property due to its use. If the level of contamination is low, the property can be cleaned by the person himself. In this case, the safety items should be purchased to ensure the individual’s safety which includes respirators, gloves, gum boots and overall to cover the body. The cleaning chemical should also be purchased to remove meth drug. Sprayers and foggers can also be used for the application of the cleaning chemical. In most of the cases in a meth house, the carpets and curtains are removed while in some cases, fixing of the damage is done. All the wastes should be labelled as hazardous wastes and should be dumped properly with the help of a waste contractor.
If the rate of contamination is too high a professional cleaning company can be consulted. A reputed company should be contacted. Cleaning up of meth laboratories generally need the help of a professional cleaning company. The meth labs are extremely toxic and the cleaning professionals should be aware of the potent risks associated with the drug. The drug is highly explosive and there is always a risk of explosion. In extreme cases, the property might be demolished.
Environment Protection Agency (EPA), USA has come up with guidelines for cleaning up meth labs. This is termed as the Meth Lab Cleaning Guidelines.
According to a report released in October 2016 the Ministry of Health of New Zealand, NZ has come up with first national standard for methamphetamine contamination. The Ministry of Health funded report recommends that the rate of contamination in houses is largely dependent on the use of carpet. According to the report, in the houses where the meth drug was used, the carpets are highly contaminated by the drug residues.
Methamphetamine is a highly toxic and addictive drug that needs to be cleaned up from the properties where either it was used or it was synthesized.