MethSolutions was founded in May 2012 by Nicky and Miles Stratford because they saw the huge risk methamphetamine poses to New Zealand – to our economy, to our families, to our health and to our real estate.
The business prides itself on the core values which we use to guide our work:
- People First
- Value for Money
We realise that meth risk is a changing frontier and as a thought-leader, we actively participate in the industry as well as working with associated health, investment and education programmes. You can see this in our policy statements where we explain our position on standards and best practices.
We are helping to fund research into what it’s like living in a meth contaminated home and Miles Stratford is part of the Government-led Standards Committee which is working to develop appropriate standards around testing and decontamination for everyone to use.
Why choose us?
The meth testing and remediation industry has grown many times since we started out – as an early participant we have acquired deep insight and knowledge about meth risk. We know there are lots of different ways to test for meth and that some are more robust. Based on our principal core value “People First” we offer a sampling and reporting regime that we believe will give the customer the best information at a fair value price. Further, our friendly team invest hours on the phone explaining test results so customers understand what they need to do and why they should do it.
Education is a key part of our business and we are the leading trainer for real estate and property management professionals who need to understand meth risk and adjust their business procedures and knowledge to stay up to date with best practice.
The insurance industry recognises the challenge meth brings to real estate insurance and MethSolutions are experts sitting on IAG’s policy panel.
When we started, meth testing was in its infancy – lab tests were very expensive, field tests were unreliable and so people just didn’t get tests done. But we saw that the meth problem was widespread and was not going away.
MethSolutions changed all this.
Through our work educating and informing the public and the real estate industry, we lead the way lowering prices for field tests; we researched and introduced the most robust testing process and products to suit New Zealand’s situation.
Since 2012 we have been responsible for sampling and reporting on thousands of properties around the country and we’ve helped hundreds of people resolve their problems. This has given us unparalleled experience that continues to grow. Our team guides you through the meth test experience and helps remove confusion and helps you learn so you come out the other end quickly and safely!