Buying a new home can be stressful enough…even when everything turns out to be OK. But what about the hidden aspects of home buying? A building inspection from A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections will help you ensure your investment is sound and it will relieve you of any doubts before purchasing your new home.
The prudent purchaser will now get a methamphetamine, “meth” or “P” test done as well as a building inspection. All A Buyer’s Choice House Inspectors are qualified and trained to conduct meth or P inspections and it makes sense to have this done at the same time as your building inspection.
The cost of remediation of meth or P contamination depends upon the level of contamination and can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. In extreme cases where the property has been used to manufacture methamphetamine ie a P lab the very timber structure of the property may be so contaminated that the only option is to demolish the house.
Local councils have the ability to prevent occupation of a property until decontamination has been done. Book your meth or P test at the same time as your home inspection.
Meth or P is a health risk and acute effects can include:
Short term exposure
- Watery or burning eyes
- Burning Skin
- Coughing and choking feeling
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep disorders
Long term exposure
- Reproductive problems
- Birth defects
- Nervous disorders
- Kidney damage
- Liver damage
- And others…
Wonderful couple and extremely thorough inspection - saved us from buying a lemon! The report was also easy to understand and had photos to support. Thank you so much Carol and Elliot.
Alexandria Michelle – Christchurch