How do we conduct the test?
We will take samples from each room in the house and as long as no sample exceeds 1.5µg/100cm2 we will advise that the property is safe for habitation.
You will receive a phone call / email discussing the test and a written report with 24 hours of the testing
The report will show results for each room tested and if traces found we will undertake a second test in that room to eliminate a false reading and ensure the measure is correct. If still showing traces then we will advise the need to forward samples to an Industrial Laboratory for a more detailed assessment.
What would you expect to pay for a Test for Methamphetamine?
A simple screening assessment is possible what most people are looking for in the first place. This involves taking samples for various points around the property and analysing the results. This will give an immediate yes/no answer and some reassurance that your property is not contaminated. If people have been using meth rather than manufacturing meth, traces will still linger and whilst not necessarily harmful may well affect you ability to on-sell the property or to ensure complete wellness of your tenants.
Our testers are scientists in various fields including bio-sciences, but all recognise the need for accurate testing that will give empirical (accurate) results that will be suitable for insurance companies or your bankers if seeking a mortgage. As a landlord, it may well be advisable to test between tenants to ensure that (a) previous tenants have not contaminated your property and (b) to give confidence to incoming tenants. Also, be very aware that meth use and manufacture is NOT confined to low-rent dilapidated properties. We have found meth traces in rental properties at the very top end of the market.
For this initial screening we will usually charge between $185 to $250 (Average is about $200) per property depending on the extent of the testing required, the size of the property and the complexity of the report. Tests for properties outside of Christchurch will attract a mileage fee. Our tests are extremely sensitive and will measure any contamination greater than 1.5µg/100cm2 That is less than 1.5 millionths of a gram per square metre.
Should initial screening show traces we would then recommend detailed laboratory testing to ascertain the full extent of the contamination. Laboratory tests will give you a detailed assessment of the degree of contamination and recommendations for remediation that will need to be undertaken. This may require more than one test and so the cost can quickly escalate.
However the basic screening test by one of our science team will suffice for most properties and will be an accurate guide to any remedial action you may need to take.
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