Are you unknowingly purchasing a home contaminated with methamphetamine and putting your family's health at risk?
Utah is one of the national leaders per capita in meth production and use. It is the number one illegal drug of choice for all Utahans admitted to public substance abuse treatment programs and has been since 2001. Meth affects all races and income brackets, and nearly three-quarters of women in treatment are mothers.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that is made from common household chemicals. If meth has been cooked or smoked inside a structure, it will saturate walls, floors, ceilings and systems making it unsafe for occupants.
"Smoking" is the most common form of meth use. When meth is smoked, the drug is heated and turned into a vapor. The vapor that is not inhaled by the smoker is then deposited on the walls, floors, furnishings, and duct system leaving a residue of meth. The amount of meth residue depends on the amount and frequency of smoking. Because of the increased trend in "smoking meth", homes that were never used to produce meth are still testing positive for meth contamination putting many families at risk.
A home is one of the largest investments you will ever make, and should appreciate in value over time. The cost of clean up on a home contaminated with methamphetamine can range from $4000 to well over $60,000 depending on the scope of remediation.Call Watch Dogs Home Inspectors before you purchase or move into any home to protect your family and your investment.