Methamphetamine Contamination Contractors in Fort Collins
Any property known to have been used as a meth lab must be professionally cleaned and devoid of all chemical residue before transferring ownership of real estate.
Contaminated Site Development
WHO IS INVOLVED IN CONTAMINATED SITE DEVELOPMENT?
Phase 1 The Consultant
The Code of Colorado Regulations 6 CCR states a Certified Environmental Consultant must oversee the remediation of any seized property once used as a meth lab. The Consultant will perform the initial inspection and determine what areas must be tested. The walls, attic, floor, and any crawl space underneath the flooring are inspected and tested, as well as all counters, rugs, appliances, electronics, and other personal items. An inspection will also dictate if soil remediation is necessary.
Phase 2 The Contractor
Only a Certified Contractor in good standing may conduct decontamination or removal of contaminated materials. This includes proper ventilation, sealing off HVAC units and pipes, cleaning of all non-porous surfaces with detergent, and the removal of items that cannot be cleaned. This may or may not include demolition or interior deconstruction. Finally, after the interior has been restored and the exterior has been landscaped, the contractor is responsible for the proper disposal of all hazardous waste materials
Phase 3 The Property Agent
After the seized property has undergone the last inspection by the Certified Consultant, wherein every surface and item in the home or commercial building is determined safe by local, State, and Federal requirements, the Consultant will submit their report to the governing State and Federal Agencies. In this report, the property must be approved for occupancy and/or sale once again. Colorado and Wyoming require full disclosure by the owner before the sale of any property known to have been used as a clandestine laboratory.