There are countless things to consider when purchasing a property in Fort Collins, and a whole checklist of things you should investigate before signing the deed. Fort Collins homebuyers often ask questions about if there is lead paint, how old the roof is, if it is built on solid foundation, what the neighbors are like, etc. Something that probably doesn’t cross many buyer’s minds is to check and see if the building has been used for cooking or smoking methamphetamine. The chemicals used in operating meth labs soak into surfaces and linger for years. Cherry Inc. are experts at identifying and treating chemical exposed from meth labs and meth use to make your Fort Collins house look and feel good as new.
Chemicals and Smoke in Fort Collins Buildings
If you suspect your Fort Collins property may have been used as a meth lab, it is imperative that you get it tested and treated to minimize the potential health hazard. While there are random at-home test kits, there is a lot on the line when it comes to dealing with toxic chemicals, and it better to be safe than sorry and have Fort Collins’ experienced restoration professionals handle testing. Cherry Inc.’s technicians have the latest technology to determine where meth chemicals are deposited in the structure and the levels of chemicals.
Locating a Meth Lab in Fort Collins
There are several ways to determine whether a home or business was being used to either smoke or manufacture meth. Some of the giveaways include:
- Burn marks on surfaces
- Toxic odors
- Leftover chemicals and drug paraphernalia
- Check with Fort Collins police or the DEA’s list of known meth labs
How Do We Clean Up Meth Lab Messes in Fort Collins?
The process of cleaning and restoring a Fort Collins property that has been exposed to meth must be handled with extreme caution due to the volatile nature of chemicals. It is best to leave meth lab cleanup to the professionals and call Cherry Inc. of Fort Collins. We begin with ventilating the area with HEPA filtration systems and heavy-duty fans to suck chemicals out of the indoor air. Next, in-depth sampling will tell us which areas of your Fort Collins property can be cleaned and restored versus which areas must be removed and replaced, based on chemical levels. Cleanup involves using HEPA filtered vacuums on porous surfaces like carpeting and furniture and specialty cleaners on hard surfaces like walls, ceilings, and hardwood or cement counters of your Fort Collins property. If anything is deemed a high-level exposure, it will be removed, and our Fort Collins contractors can reconstruct anything that has to be demolished. Your pipes and drains will be flushed to ensure that chemicals poured down drains are out of your water and septic systems. Once we have finished restoring the building we conduct follow up testing to make sure your property is in the clear.
Call Cherry Inc. Today for Fort Collins Meth Lab Cleanup
We have over a quarter-decade of experience restoring buildings that have been damaged by the manufacturing and smoking of methamphetamine. Our Fort Collins technicians always wear protective gear and only use certified equipment to ensure the property is fully sanitized and safe.