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The number of properties requiring professional meth lab cleaning is increasing around Australia.

Meth lab cleaning refers to the cleaning and restoration of properties that were formerly used to manufacture methamphetamine. The hazardous materials left behind in a former meth lab can be toxic and extremely dangerous to the health and well-being of people nearby. To ensure that the premises is safe for future habitation, it is important to enlist the services of a professional meth lab cleaning team.

Specialist training and expertise

FCT Cleaning have a high level of specialist meth lab training and expertise. We offer meth lab cleaning services that are affordable, effective and compliant with national standards.

Our professional cleaning team are highly trained to ensure that the former meth lab is cleaned properly and key rooms and surfaces are tested correctly for contamination levels. As modern techniques for manufacturing methamphetamine are odourless, and it can be difficult to detect contamination in a building before health is severely compromised. This is why FCT Cleaning conduct contamination testing both before and after the cleaning process. Additional reasons include:

  • To establish a starting point prior to undertaking the cleaning process.
  • To ensure the health and safety of any person in the vicinity of the building during the meth lab cleaning process.
  • To provide legal sampling requirements requested by any associated private or public entity for legal or insurance purposes.

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Efficient and discreet service guaranteed

At FCT Cleaning, we understand that the cleaning, decontamination and remediation of a former meth lab can be associated with a certain amount of stigma. Our team are fully mobile, and we will come to you anywhere in Perth and surrounding areas. Because we are fully mobile, we can operate discretely and effectively at any time of day, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily life. Neighbours will not be exposed to hazardous substances, and the entire operation will be completed in minimal time with minimal fuss.

The production of meth can leave behind large amounts of toxic waste. Consequently, any building that has been used to produce meth will very likely be hazardous to people in the surrounding area.

The decontamination of a former meth lab is a crucial step that must be completed before the building can be occupied again. FCT Cleaning is committed to providing meth lab decontamination services that are timely, discreet and effective.

 

So what does meth lab decontamination actually entail?

Meth lab decontamination involves several key processes:

  1. Analysis and testing of the area. The contaminated areas are swabbed and sent to a laboratory for analysis.
  2. Disposal of waste and contaminated furniture. Contaminated furniture, household items or fixtures, as well as any remaining waste must be disposed of quickly and responsibly. If possible, remediation of the contaminated items will be attempted.
  3. Cleaning. The premises will be cleaned thoroughly by experienced technicians
  4. Follow up testing. The building will be swabbed again with the samples sent to be sent to the same laboratory. The two readings will be compared to ensure that the toxicity and chemical levels have been restored to safe levels.

 

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The meth lab decontamination team at FCT Cleaning have undergone extensive training to ensure that they are fully equipped to handle any meth lab cleaning operation.
Through extensive residential and commercial cleaning experience, our team have gained a thorough understanding of the dangers presented by meth labs in West Australian properties. Whether commercial or residential, our team treat each property as an individual. We also collaborate with industry experts including local councils, police, environmental agencies and insurance companies, enabling us to provide a successful meth lab decontamination service West Australia wide.

At FCT Cleaning, we believe the meth lab decontamination process should be as discreet and easy as possible. Our technicians understand that former meth labs are associated with a certain amount of stigma, and we will always work to ensure the meth lab decontamination process does not draw attention to the building in any way. As a fully mobile service, we come to you, and are dedicated to minimising the impact of our services on your day to day life.

The meth lab remediation process

Meth lab remediation refers to the restoration and recovery of buildings, rooms and fixtures formerly used in the production of methamphetamine.

Meth lab remediation can be a complex process, and it requires the use of a specialised team. As meth labs carry a certain amount of stigma from the community, discretion and efficiency are both needed to ensure the remediation process can be carried out as quickly and effectively as possible.

Which areas in the building are tested?

At FCT Cleaning, our specialist meth lab cleaning team will complete a thorough cleaning and decontamination of the former meth lab both prior to and as part of the remediation process. After cleaning down the walls and swab testing the area, the swabs will be sent to a specialist laboratory for testing. The sites of the dwelling that are commonly cleaned and tested include:

  • Kitchen – fixtures, walls and plumbing apparatus.
  • Bathroom – floors, walls, plumbing and fixtures.
  • Lounge area – all furniture, walls and carpet.

Each site is thoroughly analysed for several hazardous substances, including methamphetamine, MDMA and heavy metals. After the results return from the lab, they can be used as a baseline to compare before and after the cleaning and remediation process.

Why is pre-remediation testing so important?

Pre-remediation testing is important for several reasons. It can ensure the safety of workers and level of protective equipment necessary during the cleaning process. It also establishes whether or not contamination levels exceed state environmental standards, and if meth lab remediation is necessary in the first place. Sampling can also outline the extent of the contamination in the premises, and present a scope of work for the meth lab remediation team. Finally, sampling and swabbing can also highlight other hazardous materials present, including heavy metals.

For meth lab cleaning and contamination services that are discreet, effective and affordable, contact the team at FCT Cleaning. We are an environmentally friendly company dedicated to service excellence, whilst minimising our impact on the planet.

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