Testing for Meth Residue
In order to prove meth contamination, public adjusters rely on a variety of meth testing techniques and services. Many states have specific meth cleanup guidelines and standards, though not all do. Regardless of where you live, if you have a meth contamination claim, it's likely that your insurance company will require proof in the form of test results.
Several meth testing processes exist including lab tests and onsite, real-time meth scanning tests. With lab tests, areas of the contaminated property are swabbed and the samples sent to an external lab for analysis. This process can take several days. With real-time meth scanning, areas of the property are swabbed and then scanned with a special tool called a meth scanner. Real-time meth scanners can detect the presence of meth instantly, confirming or ruling out a meth problem in an instant.
In addition to various meth testing methods, testing is often required on a pre- and post- basis. For example, a pre-test is required to determine if a problem exists and where. After the property has been remediated, a post-test is required to determine if the property is now meth-free.
Meth testing could also ease the minds of concerned potential homebuyers or tenants. Landlords may want to have their buildings tested to establish a baseline and later prove unauthorized meth use or vandalism took place afterwards.
If you're involved in a meth contamination claim, public adjusters will likely order meth testing to find out the extent of the meth damage and prove to your insurance that you have suffered a loss.