Risks ofMeth Contamination

According to The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s fourth National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report, Methamphetamine use is at an all-time high in Australia and is posing a severe threat to property owners and occupants, financially as well as health related.

While the making of the insidious drug is problematic, habitual smoking of Meth in properties can result in the same levels of contamination, because Methamphetamine contamination very rarely leaves any visible signs. Any property you rent or purchase could have Meth contamination without your knowledge.

Consequently, professional Meth testing is important to protect the health of any current or future occupants and especially small children. According to the ACIC Illicit Drug Data Report, almost 70% of the meth labs detected in recent years were located in residential areas, near schools, playgrounds and homes.

If you are planning on purchasing a property, or suspect that your rental property may be contaminated with Methamphetamine residue, you need to seriously consider our Methamphetamine screening services.

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The Solution


Rental properties are recommended to conduct Meth residue screenings regularly. This ensures early detection of any contamination, when remediation is less likely to be costly (Contamination levels greater than 0.5μg/100cm² require a property to be remediated), and deters occupants from using or producing Meth on the premises.


As a landlord, conducting screening for Meth residue between tenancies ensures you are living up to your responsibility to provide a healthy and safe living environment for your occupants. Australian laws (EPA and local government) say that meth contamination above 0.5 micrograms in a space 100cm square (0.5μg/100cm²) is not acceptable.


A pre-purchase Meth residue screening can help to ensure you’re not buying a house or apartment with an invisible problem, which can become costly if not detected early on.


If you are selling a property in a suburb, town or rural area that is known for Meth use or manufacturing, being able to advertise that your property is free of Meth residue is an advantage.

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