Are you aware that meth labs can be located virtually anywhere – including private rural or urban residential dwellings, commercial properties, hotels, cars and boats? During the methamphetamine manufacturing process, chemical compounds become airborne and settle on walls, ceilings, appliances, floors, carpets and other typical household items throughout the interior.
Meth use also contaminates property, leaving residual compounds behind that can affect current and future residents. The presence of these chemicals can create health hazards for the property’s occupants, particularly young children who crawl across floors, and may represent significant liability to property owners. In domestic properties, it is most likely to be future tenants or owners who will unknowingly suffer the effects from exposure to residual contaminants (www.health.govt.nz.)
The chemicals from meth manufacture or use do not just go away over time, they need to be manually removed.
Straight Up Inspections offer a variety of meth tests in Tauranga, Rotorua, areas of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty-wide that will help give you peace of mind about whether meth has been used or manufactured on surfaces in a property you have a vested interest in. It is a safe process with no risk of damage to any surface.
Results available within 24 hours (extra charges apply), standard results available within 3 working days after sampling.
Samples are sent to Analytica Laboratories. You can choose to have as many or as few samples taken as you would like. However, we suggest where possible that every room in the property be tested for meth.
Individual surfaces are sampled and analysed separately, giving you an accurate amount per room/area tested.
Urgent next day results - add $50.00 per test
(Extra Courier fee may apply)
if you own a car / cararvan / boat, or hotel or motel, please call us (021 2042630) for an accurate quote.
Laboratory Meth Testing: Our samples are sent to Analytica Laboratories. They are an IANZ (ISO 17025) accredited laboratory who follow the NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health in the USA) 9111 method to test for methamphetamine and related compounds (Amphetamine, Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine) using surface wipes. Results will be received within 3 working days of samples being taken. A priority analysis can be organised at extra cost for a next day result.
Please note: It is not possible to sample every surface. The costs for this would be very prohibitive.
In June 2017 a new set of guidelines was released by the MoH regarding levels of methamphetamine in a property/on a surface. In summary, the revised recommendations are: