If your house has been affected by meth and drug lab activities or drug usage, and you want the peace of mind that your home or property is methamphetamine and drug safe, you need quality and professional evaluations and decontamination services.
We offer in-depth testing using state of the art laboratory services to determine the environmental impact to your property. We use comprehensive meth lab cleanup services based on the lab test results. Each project is unique dependent on the severity of the drug residue, chemicals that might have impacted the soil and water supply, and the state and county drug cleanup guidelines. We put a health and safety plan together that meets all guidelines and safety measures related to the cleanup. We go over this plan in detail with you prior to beginning the abatement. Once we have discussed the plan and agreed to move forward, a project supervisor and technicians will schedule and perform the decontamination work to restore your home to a habitable condition.
Visual Inspection – A complete walk-through of the dwelling noting any unusual odors, stains, and residues.
Air Testing — A check for volatile chemicals using a photoionization detector. The ambient air in every room and every disposal drain will be sampled.
Corrosive Testing — A check for the presence of corrosive residues left behind. Areas checked typically include countertop preparation areas, sewer drains and any visual stains.
Methamphetamine Testing — A check for the presence of meth by collecting wipe samples. Samples are submitted to a qualified laboratory for analysis.
Documentation — Photographs of sampling activities and laboratory data is compiled in a summary report. Conclusions and recommendations are provided.
Visual Inspection — A walk around the immediate property looking for signs of burial, burning or dumping of waste.
Field Screening — The collection of soil or ash samples and screening for the presence of volatile compounds via photoionization detector headspace techniques and corrosive properties based upon pH.
Documentation — Photographs of sampling activities and laboratory data are compiled in a summary report. Conclusions and recommendations are provided.
For homes served by a drinking water well, drinking water samples are collected if it is believed that the ground water is at risk of contamination. The tap sample is analyzed for volatile organic contaminants based on the EPA method 8260. Soil or septic tank samples are collected for laboratory analysis for volatile organic compounds and corrosive properties based upon EPA method 8260 and pH.
ADS provides the labor, equipment and technical expertise to ensure that all meth and drug lab cleanup activities are completed correctly. At the conclusion of any decontamination project the client will receive a complete report documenting all completed activities. This report is typically forwarded to the overseeing regulatory agency for release of the property.
The DEA issued a nationwide alert on fentanyl as a threat to health and public safety in 2015.
Fentanyl is a dangerous, powerful Schedule II narcotic responsible for an epidemic of overdose deaths within the United States. During the last two years, the distribution of clandestinely manufactured fentanyl has been linked to an unprecedented outbreak of thousands of overdoses and deaths. The overdoses are occurring at an alarming rate and are the basis for this safety alert.
Fentanyl, up to 50 times more potent than heroin, is extremely dangerous to property owners, residents and anyone else who may come into contact with it. As a result, it represents an unusual hazard for law enforcement.
Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate painkiller, is being mixed with heroin to increase its potency, but dealers and buyers may not know exactly what they are selling or ingesting. Many users underestimate the potency of fentanyl.
The dosage of fentanyl is a microgram, one millionth of a gram – similar to just a few granules of table salt. Fentanyl can be lethal and is deadly at very low doses.
Fentanyl and its analogues come in several forms including powder, blotter paper, tablets, and spray.
We have the knowledge and experience along with the proper tools and equipment to mitigate these scenarios. We follow a very complex health and safety plan that is executed down to every last detail to guarantee the safety of all those that are involved with the impacted property.
Upon notification of fentanyl use or believed to be used in an illicit operation, the property or unit should be considered to be a chemically contaminated property and it should be posted to restrict access in accordance with the procedures in outlined for clandestine drug lab properties in order to protect public health.
As the responsible party, the property owner should be contacted as soon as possible and informed of the situation and requirements for mitigation. The general framework of the process for the cleanup and decontamination of the fentanyl contaminated property should be established by an experienced, certified clandestine drug lab decontamination company. The dwelling should be considered unsafe for human occupancy until post decontamination sampling and analysis demonstrates the property is fit for occupancy. The posting restricting any unauthorized access to the property should only be removed after it has been deemed safe by a certified drug lab project manager trained and experienced with fentanyl lab sampling and clearance requirements.
Assured Decontamination Service leads the industry in the testing and remediation of fentanyl contaminated properties.
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