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COVID-19 and METH: A Deadly Combination for Your Homes, Properties and Clients

Increased drug and meth use through COVID-19 pressure is having a serious effect on homes.

  • Calls to suicide hotlines are up over 400%

  • Drug deaths have risen an average of 13 percent so far this year over last year

  • Sharpest increase in annual drug deaths since 2016

Meth smoked in a single room can contaminate the entire house through the HVAC system, creating a health hazard for everyone. A contaminated property cannot be sold or rented until it has been remediated by a certified provider.

Yes, it’s a problem in Utah

Utah currently ranks in the top five states in the nation in METH usage and manufacture per capita, with an estimated 1 in 10 properties potentially contaminated.

Not worth the risk

Don’t risk your clients’ health and financial well-being by ignoring a test that could be potentially damaging to the sale, rental, or peace of mind of a transaction.

Make it easy on everyone

Remove a major potential source of stress, cost and delay in real estate transactions with a simple, affordable solution: RF Method.

RF Method is the  most effective, professional and affordable comprehensive METH testing and remediation available. How we do it:

1

Contamination Assessment

The first step on any cleaning of a home is to determine the levels of contamination and the areas of the home that are affected by contamination. Our state certified decontamination specialist will take an initial single sample or multiple composite samples which will be analyzed in a lab for contamination levels.
2

Create Decontamination Plan

The next step is to create a work plan on what our process of decontamination will be. We will begin coordination with the health department. This is one of the most important steps as it will allow the health department to see the extent of the damages to the home. The health department will grant permission for our state certified decontamination specialist to begin working on the home.
3

Cleaning and Decontamination

Decontamination begins by removing all affected porous items from the home such as carpet, pad, furniture, drapes and more. The ventilation system will then be cleaned to remove debris and remediate contamination. Each of the affected rooms on the property will have a decontaminating solution applied to all structures, followed by a detergent and a deep clean. This is the process that will actually begin to remediate the methamphetamine in the home. This process may need to be repeated depending on the severity of the contamination.
4

Lab Analysis

The final step of the remediation is the most important. This step begins by taking a test of each of the affected areas and submitting it to the lab for analysis. If the results meet or exceed the state of Utah’s standard, then the cleaning has been successful. At this point a final report will be sent to the health department for a final clearance. When the clearance has been granted the home can now be reoccupied! If this home was on the state of Utah’s contaminated property list, it can then be removed.

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Important Questions

How widespread is meth use?

An article from the National Institute of Drug Abuse  stated that “ More than 70 percent of local law enforcement agencies from the pacific and west central regions of the US report methamphetamine as the greatest drug threat in their area”. Here is an article right here in Utah about the meth problems in homes and rental units.

How long does meth negatively effect a house?

The Utah Department of Health says that “once a property has been contaminated by meth production or usage, it remains that way until properly decontaminated.”

 

This is especially concerning for families with young children who may be more likely to come in contact with residue left from either use of meth or production of it.

Where can I find more resources about the dangers of meth?

The Utah Department of Health has some great resources for the owner, seller, buyer, landlord, or renter. Take a look at their pages they have a great layout that is easy to read but also contains good information. Here is a link to the main page. On the left hand side you will see a place that says Methamphetamine and Your Property.

How does the meth cleanup process work?

  1. The first step on any cleaning of a home is to determine the levels of contamination and the areas of the home that are affected by contamination. A state certified decontamination specialist will take composite or grab samples which will be analyzed in a lab for contamination levels.
  2. The next step is to create a work plan on what our process of decontamination will be. We will begin coordination with the health department. This is one of the most important steps as it will allow the health department to see the extent of the damages to the home. The health department will grant permission for a state certified decontamination specialist to begin working on the home.
  3. Now the most exciting part can begin, the cleaning and decontamination.  Decontamination begins by removing all affected porous items from the home such as carpet and pad. The ventilation system will then be cleaned to remove debris and remediate contamination. Each of the affected rooms on the property will have a decontaminating solution applied to all structures, followed by a detergent and a deep clean. This is the process that will actually begin to remediate the methamphetamine in the home. This process may need to be repeated depending on the severity of the contamination.
  4. The final step of the remediation is the most important. This step begins by taking a test of each of the affected areas and submitting it to the lab for analysis. If the results meet or exceed the state of Utah’s mandate then the cleaning has been successful. At this point a final report will be sent to the health department for a final clearance. When the clearance has been granted the home can now be reoccupied! If this home was on the state of Utah’s contaminated property list, then it can now be removed.

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