The best time to test is before you invest, however an ongoing testing regime is recommended to continually protect your investment.
Annual testing is where we recommend you start. We can look at a programme of phasing in testing through all your properties.
While we are phasing in, its good to tag on any that may become vacant.
We recommend that properties are tested pre and post tenancy. This helps to identify any problem tenants and when the contamination occurred – it will also stop new tenants and their families being put at risk.
If you have the unfortunate luck of finding a Meth Lab in production - Remember SAFETY FIRST – get out, stay out, and call the police. If you suspect dodgy behaviour – remembering that there can be no signs of use or even manufacture. Get it tested for peace of mind.
We have put together a list of some key things to look out for:
Colour stains to cookware
Glass cookware containing chemical residue
Stains to sinks and/or baths
Burn marks in carpet
Red staining around walls
Pipes, syringes and instruments
Blackened out windows
Coffee filters (often with coloured stains)
Two stage liquids
Unusual ventilation systems – Extractor fans
Burnt grass “pits” and evidence of chemicals being dumped in the garden/grass areas