Clean up after meth head?
August 8, 2011 11:47 AM Subscribe
Is it safe to rent out an apartment where meth was used but was never a meth lab? Will due diligence cleaning and painting be enough?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My brother is buying a building with a rental unit that was inhabited by a guy who was a meth user and seller, but did not have a lab on premises. He will thoroughly clean and repaint the unit and adjoining unit but has some concerns about drug residue. The professional services that offer clean up are often involved in total rehab of properties that were formally labs. The rep from the Crime Scene Clean Up company said that if methamphetamines are smoked on the premises it may require professional mediation. Is this true? It is an expensive prospect and might make any purchase of real estate used by methamphetamine users prohibitively expensive to rehab. Has anyone had experience with this before?