Is meth testing important for homebuyers?–Know here in detail
Whether you are a potential buyer or a seller, a meth inspection could be of interest to you. There are many cases, where the new homeowners discovered the previous owners were manufacturing drug in the property, and now they are suffering others fault.
Smart home buyers never think twice to organise a professional pre-purchase building inspection while they are about to buy a new property. To them, it is the most crucial part of the home buying journey.
For smart home buyers, there is nothing unusual in organising a pre-purchase building inspection service for a potential property purchase.
Know what is Methamphetamine-
Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Meth is a white, odourless, bitter-tasting powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol.
In Australia, meth labs are a genuine growing problem. Cooking with meth doesn’t require any experiences or training, which means you can find it almost everywhere. An undetected meth house can cause severe health risks to its inhabitants.
The risks in living in a meth house:
There are potential risks in living in a meth house. Let’s check out the risks:
Live in a meth house can cause some serious health issues.
Such as- headaches, behavioural problems in children, loss of appetite, respiratory issues and many more.
Adults and children who exposed to methamphetamine for a long time are facing a problem with sleeping. Pre-existing health conditions like asthma can get worse if you live in a meth house.
If the contamination level is high, then the property requires costly remediations. Remediations such as- treating or ripping out carpet, soft furnishings, removing furniture, wall linings, ceilings, electrical wiring, air conditioners, heating and insulation.
If you are a property owner or manager, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring a property is safe to live in.
Or if you put your house for tenants, you face legal action from them who move into a meth contaminated home. And also from clients, who expect that you look after their property and prevent or manage contamination in the first instance.
How do you know if your property is contaminated or not?
Meth contamination is invisible and had less small. It estimated that around 20% of property contamination problems linked to labs, and 80% linked to meth users.
There are some signs that able to tell you that you are buying a meth house. Such as-
Strong odours like acrid, sour, solvents, ammonia, discolouration of soil and pavement, unusual burn stains, yellowed walls and rust in strange places such as on window fittings or door handle many more.
If you already choose your dream house and almost ready to sign the papers, contact a professional building inspection service like us. We have completed many meth test inspections in Perth and we are successful in it.