Grow Op & Drug Lab Environmental Testing
The Lower Mainland of BC has earned a reputation as a haven for marijuana and other drug users, which unfortunately means there is a possibility the home you live in or you may be purchasing was once a grow op or drug lab. Whether you’re a landlord, property manager, or private homeowner, if you have any suspicion that your home or property was once a grow op or meth lab, it’s imperative that environmental testing be conducted to ensure it is safe for occupancy.
Testing for Grow Op Remediation
The hazards involved with a drug lab or grow operation apply universally. Beyond the obvious immediate risks of such an environment, some of the site contamination that can cause longer–term health risks include:
- Mold and bacteria
- Noxious gases
- Hazardous waste
- Drinking water contamination
- Groundwater contamination
- Septic system contamination
As you can see, the risks involved with grow ops and drug labs are very serious and can have wide ranging negative effects on your property and any occupants. To complicate matters further, the requirements for testing can vary depending on your jurisdiction and the type of property involved. Within Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, each city and municipality has its own guidelines and standards for dealing with contaminated properties, which is why it is important to work with experienced professionals who adhere to the regulations applicable to your location.
Home Owners and Property Managers in BC can Place their Trust in ACM
ACM Environmental’s team of certified professionals will guide you through the entire process and ensure you are meeting all local requirements. From initial testing, to project management and re-occupancy certification services, we will put your mind at ease with the knowledge that all potential hazards are being addressed. We will quickly and effectively determine the presence of any health risks and make sure you are advised of the steps needed to rectify the situation. We will also project manage the cleaning and remediation, ensuring any necessary third party contractors are advised of your municipality’s regulations. Clearance sampling is conducted to confirm compliance and our job is only considered complete when your home or property is once again safe for occupancy.