When looking for a new home, it’s always an exciting event and you don’t necessarily think about the dangers that could come with the purchase. It’s important to get the area tested and inspected before you buy your home – even if someone has used meth within the home rather than actually making it, it could be contaminated. When considering buying a new home, be extra careful and check to see if there are any signs of meth use or remnants of a lab. Here are a few signs of a possible compromised building or home:
- Yellow discoloration on walls, showers, sinks, and drains
- Blue discoloration on fire extinguisher and propane tank valves
- Smoke detectors have been taped over
- You experience burning eyes or throat, itching, or a metallic taste in your mouth or breathing problems
- Drooping or sagging window blinds or shades
- The use of security cameras and surveillance equipment
It is important to remember however, that there are not always obvious signs of contamination and the home may seem to be perfectly condition. As an integral step in your home buying process, requesting a meth test allows you to have peace of mind that your new home won’t be a health hazard and safe for your family.
If you suspect that your potential home is contaminated, the first thing you should do is go to the local police department to see if any reports have been filed. The next step is to call your Denver restoration company, NuBilt. You can feel confident working with NuBilt – as certified professionals, we ensure we use the proper methods and follow the correct testing procedures according to the state of Colorado’s regulations and guidelines for meth lab cleanup.