FAQs

Speed of Test Turnaround

Options for turnaround time are 5, 3 and 2 working days from the day the samples are taken. Regional or statutory holidays may result in a longer turnaround times. Please keep in mind, if property is currently tenanted then an additional 24-48 hours notice may be required. Once a test has been requested MethSolutions will [...]

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Speed of Test Turnaround

Why Test for meth?

+ 15 years of use and manufacture have resulted in lots of homes being affected by meth. If you are living in one with serious contamination, it has profound implications for your health and wellbeing. Of the properties we sample, +40% have signs of meth. Of these, more than half go on to have further [...]

April 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Why Test for meth?

How can it affect my health?

The scientific opinion on the health effects of contamination of property from meth manufacture and use differ. The focus on MethAffected property is causing more research to be done. And this has to be a good thing. While opinion differs around health effects related to use, what is widely accepted is that meth manufacture brings [...]

April 19th, 2015|Comments Off on How can it affect my health?

Aren’t all meth tests the same?

NO! Some people use lab based testing (the most sensitive and accurate approach) while others use infield testing kits. Infield kits get you an answer quicker, but it may not be the one you need! Also, some service providers only sample a limited number of areas. Often limited to 3 or 4.  We aim to [...]

April 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Aren’t all meth tests the same?

What does a Baseline test tell me?

A Baseline (Group/Composite test) test gives an indication only of how significant the levels of meth in a house are. Lab test results show a total amount of meth present.  They will also show levels of the precursor chemicals amphetamine, ephedrine and pseudo ephedrine.  By sampling areas which approximate to those set out in Ministry [...]

April 15th, 2015|Comments Off on What does a Baseline test tell me?

Who do I have to tell if I get a positive result?

This depends on what levels of meth are found in a property and who the other party is. Currently, we understand there is: no requirement (subject to that which may be imposed by the terms and conditions of some insurance policies) to tell the Police/Council a requirement to tell tenants IF levels exceed or are [...]

April 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Who do I have to tell if I get a positive result?

What does it cost to sort out the problem?

Cost of sorting out meth problems can vary wildly. Where a low level of contamination may be no risk to health and not need anything doing, as a worst case scenario, properties can need to be destroyed. Costs for detailed testing often range from $3,000 to 10,000 Decontamination $2,000 to $50,000 Then there is cost [...]

April 15th, 2015|Comments Off on What does it cost to sort out the problem?

How does it get on the LIM?

Typically this only happens when Police get involved and they have enough evidence to strongly indicate, or actual confirmation that meth manufacture has occurred. A history of Police involvement, but no reference on the LIM to meth manufacture, DOES NOT mean a property is free of meth issues. Occasionally, people who get meth reports that [...]

April 15th, 2015|Comments Off on How does it get on the LIM?

How do I get it off my LIM?

Auckland Council has received legal advice indicating that once a meth history is on the LIM it should stay on the LIM. So, if the authorities identify the problem, the property is likely to be stuck with the permanent stigma of a LIM notification.

April 15th, 2015|Comments Off on How do I get it off my LIM?

Resources

Meth in New Zealand Who is at risk? Scale of the problem Case Studies - How things go wrong Meth Disasters How to spot a house with a meth problem What is a safe level of meth? Want to protect what you already own? Know you have a meth problem?

November 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Resources