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Our meth decontamination FAQ page is outgrowth of our disire to provide continuing community education about the dangers and threats associated with this deadly drug.  We hope this page will educate you about meth abuse, contamination and abatement.

Our meth decontamination team has been involved with site restoration for facilities, both residential and commercial, for over ten years. Meth Mob Decontamination Specialists was a natural evolution. The key to quality decontamination is attention to detail and knowledge of what harmful substances exist. We are proficient in both areas. That is why we offer a 100% guarantee pass.

If you have more questions, please leave us a comment on our Contact Us page, or simply call us directly at (801) 318-1583

What are the most hazardous chemical residue left as a result of smoking or producing methamphetamine?

There are many harmful substances associated with the production of and/or smoking meth.  The two most dangerous are residues from Iodine contamination and the residual vapors and phosphine left behind by Red Phosphorous.  Sometimes these affects are undetectable with our regular senses.  In order to eradicate the threat we use a certified lab to test levels.

What is Meth Mob’s decontamination process?

Removal and disposal of contents of the home – Carpet and pad must be removed and disposed of. Carpet and pad are the largest filter in the home. Mattresses, couches, blinds, drapery, clothing, etc. as well as any porous material removed and disposed of.
Decontaminating walls, ceiling, floors, furnace and furnace ducts. The furnace and ducts are carrying the meth contamination and residue to every room they service.
We use a non-corrosive, non-hazardous cleaning solution especially developed for meth decontamination. This product minimizes corrosive pitting metal such as light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, door handles and even the nails in your drywall and does not leave behind a sticky slime or noxious fumes.

What is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Also known as meth, chalk, ice, and crystal, it takes the form of a white, yellow or clear odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol. Developed around 1830, it is derived from its parent drug, amphetamine. It was used originally in nasal decongestants and bronchial dilators.

What determines the cost of a Decontamination Process?

The cost of decontamination is determined by three things:
Removal and disposal of contents of the home – Any porous material removed and disposed of.
Square footage of the home – Decontaminating walls, ceiling, floors, furnace and furnace ducts.
Testing level – Will determine how many times the home and furnace needs the decontamination cleaning process to place the home under the legal limit.

What happens if decontamination of an area is not possible?

While this is a rare situation, occasionally the contamination is so invasive that the surface cannot be cleaned. At Meth Mob, we understand how costly cleanup can be. Our Guarantee is that we will perform as minimally invasive treatments as possible. This means that you can rest assured that even partial demolition will always be a last resort solution.

Do you have to remove things like sheetrock, framing, flooring, heating vent work, and similar fixtures to decontaminate the property?

Generally no! Of course the answer to that depends on where the chemical residue is found but generally only materials that have come into direct contact with the contamination will be discarded, and only if they cannot be cleaned satisfactorily.

What are the hazardous substances used in the Meth Production Process?

As we have mentioned, there are many harmful agents used in the production process. Here are some of them:

  • Red phosphorous
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iodine
  • Starter fluid (ethyl ether)
  • Acetone, toluene, alcohol or paint thinner
  • Anhydrous ammonia
  • Drain cleaner containing sodium hydroxide (lye)
  • Sulfuric acid, muriatic acid, phosphoric acid
How Can I tell if a Meth Lab Is in my Neighborhood?

Some of the warning signs include:

  • Strong or unusual odors that are pungent, acrid or sour to the senses, like ammonia or a strong smell of vinegar
  • Windows covered with dark plastic or tin foil
  • Increased regular traffic, especially in the late night or early morning hours
  • Excessive trash and waste, such as bottles or similar containers
  • Disheveled landscape and strange stains on walkways and driveways.

None of these signs, by themselves, indicate a problem however if you notice two or more of the above mentioned warning signs you should be wary.

Does Meth Mob have a problem with a third party testing entity of my choosing, testing the finished decontamination project?

Not at all. We are 100% confident in our ability to eradicate contaminations on your property. We welcome scrutiny; it only serves to enhance our credibility.

Will you be painting in your decontamination process?

No, painting DOES NOT encapsulate the meth, nor is it effective in getting rid of it. Meth needs to be decontaminated, not covered up. If the production process creates a situation where interior walls, floors or ceilings have become unsightly, the owner can re-paint after decontamination is completed.

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