Methamphetamine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant that is highly addictive. The drug is illegally “cooked” in makeshift labs from house hold chemicals and over the counter medications. Methamphetamine production and use releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including acids, bases, metals, chemical salts, in additional to the meth itself. The VOCs become airborne and are deposited throughout the property and on the contents of buildings.
The presence of these chemicals pose a health risk to those who come into contact with the chemical residues deposited on premise surfaces or contents. Due to these health risks, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) – State Board of Health standards sets re-occupation standards that protect occupants form residual chemicals left from production of use of meth, and define clean up levels for contaminated properties.
Risk Removal meets CDPHE qualification requirements and has successfully decontaminated numerous properties allowing for re-occupation.