Decontamination Company Information and Requirements
NB: Decontamination is to be conducted by a professional decontamination company, that is Independent from the employed sampling company.
It is important to select a professional company that has relevant experience and holds adequate insurance to conduct this work. The decontamination company will compile a Scope of works for approval using the reports and information issued to you by your methamphetamine sampling company.
WARNING: FINAL CLEARANCE IS ISSUED BY A PROFESSIONAL DECONTAMINATION COMPANY, METH XPERT NZ CANNOT CONDUCT SAMPLING ON PROPERTIES THAT HAVE BEEN SELF CLEANED.
Carpets must be disposed of from areas that have not met Step 3: Detailed Site Assessment Criteria
All decontamination solutions must be proven to be effective for Methamphetamine decontamination
Soft Furnishings must be disposed of in accordance with NZS 8510:2017
All persons entering the site must have a Health and Safety policy in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Once works have been completed, this will need to be verified with Step 5: Post Decontamination Assessment. Upon confirmation of a successful decontamination, the decontamination company will issue clearance documentation and a clearance certificate.
You are at Step Four of the Methamphetamine Assessment Ladder
The extent of a decontamination scope of works will depend on the levels of contamination and the materials within the area requiring decontamination. This is completed by an independent decontamination contractor of your choice. Confirmation of a successful decontamination is verified in Step 5: Post Decontamination Assessment.
CLEANING & FIXING A CONTAMINATED PROPERTY
As per NZS 8510:2017, the Ministry of Health Guidelines; we are independent of any clean up/remediation companies.
This ensures you get unbiased and independent sampling, assessment and advice. This protects you, our clients from being “taken to the cleaners”. Our experience ensures you are getting the very best unbiased advice.
Depending on the levels found in your property there are different methods that can be used for the remediation. The cost can vary hugely depending on which method and the severity of the contamination.
All procedures require the removal of all absorbent/porous material. Examples include but are not restricted to:
hollow core doors
Not all rooms will definitely require clean up – only those rooms over the limits according to NZS 8510:2017. These will be listed on the report you receive from us following your Step Three: Detailed Site Assessment. Our report must be forwarded to the decontamination/remediation specialists to help them determine a scope of works and provide a quote along with advise on the best form of decontamination and clean up.
Foam is sprayed around the property to all surfaces that remain after the removal of porous material.
The product is left to “dwell” or work on the surfaces.
Post decontamination the house must be cleared by re-sampling and assessment using the Discreet Lab Based Samples.
Decontamination by Strip and Replace
All contaminated surfaces must be removed (by specialists).
Care must be taken to isolate and remove dust created so not to re-contaminate the property.
Once the materials are removed the house must be cleared by re-sampling and assessment with the Discreet Lab Based Samples.
All Meth Xpert reports come with recommendations for any required remediation - feel free to speak to us for further information.
MethXpert is not a contamination cleaning company therefore you know you are getting an independant, non-biased report towards clean up recommendations.