Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is the House That You Are Considering Purchasing a Former Meth Lab?

The health risks of living in a house that was a former meth lab are all over the news right now. How can you tell if a house you are looking at could have been a former meth lab? Here are five signs to look out for:

1. Yellow discoloration on walls, drains, sinks and showers.

2. Blue discoloration on valves of propane tanks and fire extinguishers.

3. Fire detectors that are removed–or taped off.

4. Burning in your eyes, itchy throat, a metallic taste in your mouth, or breathing problems when in the home.

5. Strong odors that smell similar to materials often found in a garage, such as solvent and paint thinner, or odors of cat urine or ammonia.