Remediation Services

At Forensic Pathways we have qualified staff who can conduct traditional ink fingerprinting for our customers. We provide this inked card services to businesses and individual clients in both private and public sector.

There are four steps in the remediation process:

  1. On site survey and Inspection
  2. Pre Forensic Testing – Initial Tier 1 Forensic surface testing
  3. Remediation
  4. Post Forensic Testing and Verification testing for re-habitation

Due to a wide variety of issues, including liability and insurance and a current lack of readily accessible information, many contaminated premises are being cleaned incorrectly and unsafely, potentially exposing both current and future occupants (or anyone who enters the property without suitable protective equipment) to serious health risks.

Meth Lab Solutions offers the highest quality meth clan lab cleaning service available on the market today. In accordance with governmental standards remediation requires decontamination to near non detectable levels. We utilise the latest cleaning and testing technology to ensure these standards are met.

Normal commercial cleaning products have proved ineffective therefore we only employ a specific neutralising agent, Crystal Clean EasyDecon 200, to ensure the property is decontaminated to safe and accepted levels. By using this product we can also reduce labour time and therefore these savings can be passed onto the customer. All chemicals used are certified by industrial hygienists.

There are currently very few contractors available in Australia who are certified and trained in meth lab assessment, testing and decontamination. Meth Lab Solutions is one of the few companies who has staff qualified to inspect, test and remediate (decontaminate) clandestine labs.

The remediation process involves an initial site assessment by our qualified staff who will carry out Tier 1 testing to determine the level of contamination at the property. The remediation (cleaning) process will follow and depending on the site assessment can include, but not limited to:

  • Removal and disposal of all lose waste material
  • Removal and disposal of all contaminated furniture
  • Removal and disposal of all biohazard material including syringes and other drug paraphernalia
  • Decontamination treatment of all internal surfaces using specific methamphetamine neutralizing chemicals
  • Wash and vacuum all surfaces with standard commercial cleaning reagents.
  • Flush all drains (kitchen, bathroom and outside drains) with chemical neutralizers.
  • Steam clean al soft furnishings including blinds
  • High pressure clean all paved areas
  • Soil check for chemical disposal sites

Following the remediation process, the property will be re-tested and samples sent to an independent laboratory for analysis. The laboratory uses state of the art chromatography techniques that are extremely sensitive to very small levels of contaminant. Once the property is deemed to be safe, we will provide a validation report and sign off for re-habitation.

We only use the highest quality chemicals in the remediation process which have been scientifically proven to remove meth to levels <0.02/100cm2 of meth. Our remediation process is fast, reliable and cost effective.

Testing and Remediation Process

Crystal Clean decontaminant is a safe and cost effective way to clean up structures and materials which have been contaminated by Methamphetamine.

Pre Forensic Testing

Clandestine Meth labs and drug users contaminate properties with dangerous toxins and chemicals that attach not only to themselves but to most surfaces within a property, even after the ‘cooking’ apparatus has been removed by police.The chemicals are transferred through contact, air conditioners and other ventilation systems making contamination widespread and difficult to remove.These meth toxins can pose serious health problems to anyone inhabiting a contaminated property.

Remediation

Due to a wide variety of issues, including liability and insurance and a current lack of readily accessible information, many contaminated premises are being cleaned incorrectly and unsafely, potentially exposing both current and future occupants (or anyone who enters the property without suitable protective equipment) to serious health risks. Meth Lab Solutions offers the highest quality meth clan lab cleaning service available on the market today.In accordance with governmental standards remediation requires decontamination to near non detectable levels.

Forensic Validation and Verification Testing

In order to sign off a property the levels of methamphetaminecontamination must be below the accepted Australian Standard of 0.5ug/100cm (internal surfaces of residential properties). On completion of the remediation the property will again be tested and samples sent to an independent laboratory for analysis. This independence is extremely important in the overall validation of the property. Once the property is certified as contaminant free, we will sign off the property for re-habitation.

FAQ’s on Methamphetamine

Dangers of Meth Labs?

Due to the chemicals and processes used to produce Meth, Clandestine laboratories can explode, catch fire and contaminate the soil, water and surfaces. Also, when moving into a new property that has been used to manufacture Meth people have experienced health issues such as skin irritation, breathing problems, and burns. The long term effects of being exposed to a house that has been used to manufacture Methamphetamine are unknown but a study carried out by Toxicology Sciences in 2009 suggested that Meth could cause cancer.

What are Meth Labs?

Chemicals that can be purchased over the counter can be used to produce meth. Medications such as cold and flu tablets containing Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine, Hydrochloric Acid, Drain Cleaners and Battery Acid are the most commonly included ingredients. Instructions on how to synthesize Meth are readily available on the internet. This makes Meth more accessible than ever. The drug can be produced in homemade laboratories known as Clandestine Labs. Clandestine Labs can be found anywhere from rural areas to suburban cities.

Nicknames and Street Names for Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine has many alternative names, below is list of some but not comprehensive: Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth, Christina, Tina, Cris, Cristy, Chalk, Chalk Dust, Meth, Ice, Speed, Geep, Getter, Getgo, Go Fast, Trash, Garbage, Wash, White Cross, White Crunch, Hanyak, Hironpon, Hiropon, Hot Ice, Super Ice, Batu, Kaksonjae, LA Glass, LA Ice, Ice Cream, Quartz, Chunky Love, Cookies, Cotton Candy, Dunk, Gak, Go-Go Juice, Junk, No Doze, Pookie, Rocket Fuel, Scooby Snax.

What is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a central nervous stimulant that has a high potential for abuse. The substance is highly addictive and is abused around the world including Australia. It is illegal to produce and consume and is sold in a number of forms such as powders capsules and pills.