Why test properties for methamphetamine?


If you are investing your money on a house, then it is very important that you make sure that the house you are buying is not contaminated with any kind of meth residue. If the house is contaminated with meth residue, it is recommended that you do not invest your money on it because meth residue might cause a lot of long term effects in people who will be living in the house. If you are a first-time buyer and you are planning to get home at a new neighborhood it is recommended that you use different meth testing kits so that you are sure if the house is contaminated or not.

The number of people using methamphetamine has been increasing rapidly all across the globe. This is one of the reasons people check for meth residue in houses that they won’t invest their money on. Use of meth decreases the evaluation of the house drastically. Here we have listed a few things that you can try out if you want to check if a house is meth free or not:

  • The first thing that you can do is simply try spraying hair spray on different surfaces. If you are spraying hair spray on a surface which has meth residue you can see the surface turning purple-red. The reason why there will be a color change is because of the presence of iodine. This experiment is very easy and can be done in a matter of minutes. If the surface does not turn purple-red, then you cannot deduce that the house is meth free.
  • The second thing that you need to carefully identify is the smell of the house. If people before you have smoked meth in the house you can tell by the smell of the house. It is not at all easy to get rid of the smell of meth. It takes a lot of time for a complete cleanup of a place which is contaminated with meth residue.
  • It is a rule in the real estate market that the owner needs to declare if meth is being cooked at the property earlier, but there is absolutely no law for declaring if meth is smoked at the property in the past. If anybody tries to convince you that the property is meth free because people have only smoked here and not manufactured here, then make sure to not buy the property. Smoking meth caused more contamination than manufacturing meth.

Meth is one of those substances which is extremely hard to smell and find out so if you are planning to get home for yourself to make sure that you buy it in a good neighborhood. You should always investigate from the neighbors and the homeowner about all the past tenants and owners so that you don’t end up investing all your money in a house which is contaminated with meth residue. Always make sure to do all the meth tests before it is too late.