Meth Decontamination Services

Powers Environmental is licensed and certified to comprehensively decontaminate properties that have been damaged due to the manufacture and use of methamphetamine and other toxic drugs and chemicals.

Call Powers Environmental immediately if you need meth decontamination services.

Denver Metro Area: 303-752-1317 Contact First General Services Colorado Springs Area: 719-635-3056 Contact First General Services Fort Collins Area: 970-400-1879

Powers Environmental meth decontamination services:

  • Coordination of certified 3rd party all assessment testing, reporting and property clearance
  • CDPHE regulation site containment
  • CDPHE regulation removal & disposal of contaminated materials
  • CDPHE regulation cleaning, decontamination and drying of all salvageable surfaces
  • Coordination of 3rd party contents restoration (furnishings, valuables, art, electronics if applicable)

The importance of effective & regulated meth decontamination

Accredited and effective decontamination requires specialized training by government regulated entities (*OSHA, CDPHE & EPA). Powers Environmental maintains various expert levels of certification from nationally accredited training programs to perform safe decontamination using proper site containment, removal and disposal processes for chemically hazardous materials.

If you are the owner/seller of a property damaged by the manufacture or use of methamphetamine, it’s very important to be aware of such damage. Buyers have the right to test for contamination prior to purchase and sellers are legally obligated to disclose known contamination unless proper remediation and clearance have been documented by required regulatory agencies.

The dangers of methamphetamine (“meth”) contamination

When a building has been exposed to the manufacture/cooking and use of meth, toxic chemical residue (known as volatile organic compounds or VOCs) is left behind on and within all structural materials (including walls, ceilings, cabinets, doors, flooring, plumbing/septic and ventilation systems).

Although there are telltale signs of meth contamination (refer below to FAQ), obvious evidence is often removed by law enforcement prior to release of the property for decontamination. Chemicals used to make meth vary, but often include dangerous acids, bases, metals and chemical salts. The scope of damage, toxic residue & VOCs left behind are not always detectable merely by sight or smell. Exposure can be very dangerous to humans and pets when inadvertently ingested, absorbed through the skin or inhaled.

VOC exposure may cause symptoms not unlike being poisoned:

  • Disorders of the Central Nervous System
  • Lethargy/ Sleeplessness
  • Confusion/ Dizziness
  • Respiratory irritation/ Breathing Difficulties
  • Nausea/ Vomiting
  • Cancer

Certified 3rd party Screening/Preliminary Assessment testing is required to determine if contamination exists and to what degree. To avoid any conflicts of interest, Powers Environmental does not perform assessment testing, however, we can help coordinate 3rd party testing when needed.


  1. Tacky/sticky surface residue that will not wash away
  2. Red, brown, yellow or blue discolorations on walls, drains, sinks, tubs and household valves
  3. Smoke/fire/CO2 detectors have been removed, disabled or taped off
  4. Physical symptoms including burning eyes, itchy throat, metallic taste in your mouth, and general breathing & respiratory problems when on the property
  5. Lingering chemical odors similar to solvents, paint thinner or that of cat urine or ammonia

Residual toxins produced by the use and manufacture of meth infiltrate nearly every part of a building (walls, ceilings, flooring, doors, cabinets, plumbing, septic & ventilation systems). These toxins (known as volatile organic compounds or VOCs) can occur in the form of liquid, solid and gaseous waste. Proper remediation of specific meth VOCs requires specialized site containment, equipment for decontamination and personal protective equipment (PPE) to effectively keep the public and technicians safe from exposure. DIY cleanup is ultimately ineffective, very dangerous and not recommended.

3rd party post remediation or clearance assessment testing is required once decontamination is complete. Analyzed test samples will determine if revised levels of contamination meet regulated guidelines satisfactory for “clearance” or if additional steps are required.

Each state has developed their own regulations for cleanup and decontamination of properties damaged by meth, some of which is based on EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines. However, the EPA does not regulate individual states.

Our own CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) provides comprehensive regulatory guidelines by way of Statute 6-CCR-1014-3.

What makes Powers Environmental different?

  • Integrity and Accountability
  • CDPHE / OSHA-HAZWOPER regulatory compliant
  • Certified trained & professional decontamination technicians
  • All – phase restoration services from decontamination through re-build
  • Locally owned and operated since 1983
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Certified for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response