Welcome       Meth Testing CourseTaught by Kameron Thorne & Mark Shepard of Apple Environmental
Sponsors
Why Are We Teaching This Course1. Education is of Vital Importance      a. C.E. Courses      b. Business Planning Courses ...
Agenda1.   What is Meth2.   Social Effects of Meth3.   Physical Effects of Meth4.   Signs5.   Testing6.   State Requiremen...
All of Us Are Business Owners• None of us earn money until we make a sale.• All of us are involved in Real Estate in one w...
What is Methamphetamine?• Simple Answer: Meth is a powerfully addictive  stimulant that affects the central nervous  syste...
Effects
Effects
Symptoms in Humans•   Severe Depression•   Anorexia•   Psychotic Behavior•   Hallucinations (visual, auditory)•   Paranoia...
Effects of Methamphetamine•   Increased Energy: Was given to soldiers in WWI and WWII•   Decreases Appetite: Was prescribe...
People Stop Caring
Ingredients             Yummy!                           Delicious!•   Alcohol                      •   Lye•   Gasoline Ad...
Meth
FACTS• Meth now effects one in 10 families. Huge  epidemic.• Before the meth laws were enacted in  2004, nearly 10% of all...
What Does a Meth House Look Like?
How Do I Know if a Home is                Contaminated?• The only sure way to know if a home is contaminated is by doing a...
Signs of Meth Home
Meth Lab Signs
Why Test for Meth?• Nearly 10% of the homes on the Wasatch Front are  contaminated.• Even higher percentage in Condos, Apa...
Why Test?Before               After
Why Test?Before               After
Why Test?Before               After
Testing
Where to TestCold Air Return      Furnace Cold Air
Where to Test  Furnace
Furnace
Heat Vent
Near Bathroom Vent or   Microwave Vent
Wall Tests
State Requirement• In the state of Utah, the test results must  come in under 1 microgram per 100  centimeters squared.• T...
State Regulations Perspective
Bad News!
Interpreting Lab Results• Presented by Paul Pope of ALS Labs.
How Does a Meth Home Get Cleaned?• In the past it was extremely expensive to  repair…• All porous materials must be thrown...
Recommending a Contractor• Licensed and Insured• Valid Utah Decontamination Specialist License  www.superfund.utah.gov/doc...
Questions?
Thank You for Attending       801-336-4151www.appleenvironmental.com
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We provide the fast, effective, and affordable services you need for meth or mold remediation and cleanup, along with state-of-the-art building sanitizing and deodorizing. Developed specifically for each purpose; Meth, Mold, Smoke, and Odor, our formulas really works: yet it’s perfectly safe for your family, pets and property. Apple Environmental’s trained professionals will make your property safe and clean again: at a fraction of the cost of conventional cleanup methods.

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Meth Remediation Utah

  1. 1. Welcome Meth Testing CourseTaught by Kameron Thorne & Mark Shepard of Apple Environmental
  2. 2. Sponsors
  3. 3. Why Are We Teaching This Course1. Education is of Vital Importance a. C.E. Courses b. Business Planning Courses c. There are a lot of Dirty Homes d. Too Many People Testing Improperly2. Decontamination Specialist vs. Home Inspector3. Third Party Testing
  4. 4. Agenda1. What is Meth2. Social Effects of Meth3. Physical Effects of Meth4. Signs5. Testing6. State Requirements7. How Does a Meth Home Get Cleaned8. How to Recommend a Good Contractor9. How to Use this Information in Your Business
  5. 5. All of Us Are Business Owners• None of us earn money until we make a sale.• All of us are involved in Real Estate in one way or the other.• We are all trying to earn more profit.
  6. 6. What is Methamphetamine?• Simple Answer: Meth is a powerfully addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system.• Meth is the most addictive drug out there. Most users are addicted after the first try.• Other names are: Meth, Speed, Chalk, Crystal, Ice, Crank and Glass.
  7. 7. Effects
  8. 8. Effects
  9. 9. Symptoms in Humans• Severe Depression• Anorexia• Psychotic Behavior• Hallucinations (visual, auditory)• Paranoia• Delusions• Suicidal Tendencies
  10. 10. Effects of Methamphetamine• Increased Energy: Was given to soldiers in WWI and WWII• Decreases Appetite: Was prescribed to obese patients.• Temporary Increased Sense of Worth• After the Effects wear off, most become agitated and many become violent.• Feeling of Not Belonging, Not Caring, Lack of Trust• Everyone Out to Get Them• Destroys Enamel on Teeth• Destroys the Brain. Similar to Degenerative Brain Diseases• Meth is a “Home Wrecker”• Cancer. Effects the lungs, heart, brain, liver.• Shutting Down of Liver• Prison• Divorce (nearly 100%)• Abuse (child & spouse)• Destroys Home
  11. 11. People Stop Caring
  12. 12. Ingredients Yummy! Delicious!• Alcohol • Lye• Gasoline Additives • Drain Cleaner • Muriatic Acid• Ether Starting Fluid • Battery Acid• Benzene • Lithium from Batteries• Paint Thinner • Sodium Metal• Freon • Ephedrine• Acetone • Cold Tablets • Diet Aids• Camp Stove Fuel • Iodine• Ammonia • Bronchodilators• Red Phosphorous • Phenyl Acetone
  13. 13. Meth
  14. 14. FACTS• Meth now effects one in 10 families. Huge epidemic.• Before the meth laws were enacted in 2004, nearly 10% of all homes in Salt Lake County had meth contamination of some sort.• Apartments complexes have higher percentages of contamination than homes. (especially apartments that share air systems)
  15. 15. What Does a Meth House Look Like?
  16. 16. How Do I Know if a Home is Contaminated?• The only sure way to know if a home is contaminated is by doing a wipe test and send it through a lab.• Most of the time meth is odorless.• While it is being cooked, it has a smell almost like burning plastic.1. Yellowish discolorations on walls, drains, sinks and showers.2. Bluish discolorations of faucets, fire extinguishers, propane tank valves.3. Fire Detectors are removed or have tape over them.4. Burning in eyes, itchy throat, metallic taste in the mouth, breathing problems in the home.5. Strong solvent odors, odors of cat urine or ammonia.6. Bleach stains on carpet.7. Dark stains in sinks (yellow, purple or red)8. Burn piles in the yard9. Appearance of not caring.10. Talk to the neighbors
  17. 17. Signs of Meth Home
  18. 18. Meth Lab Signs
  19. 19. Why Test for Meth?• Nearly 10% of the homes on the Wasatch Front are contaminated.• Even higher percentage in Condos, Apartments.• Meth is found in every neighborhood and doesn’t discriminate based on social and economic circumstances.• Avoid contamination of personal property.• Personal & Family Safety.• Personal & Financial Liability• Avoid renovating twice. (See following pics)• Increase revenue
  20. 20. Why Test?Before After
  21. 21. Why Test?Before After
  22. 22. Why Test?Before After
  23. 23. Testing
  24. 24. Where to TestCold Air Return Furnace Cold Air
  25. 25. Where to Test Furnace
  26. 26. Furnace
  27. 27. Heat Vent
  28. 28. Near Bathroom Vent or Microwave Vent
  29. 29. Wall Tests
  30. 30. State Requirement• In the state of Utah, the test results must come in under 1 microgram per 100 centimeters squared.• The equivalent of one aspirin spread evenly across one football field.• What this means is that the owner does not legally have to disclose the facts if the home tests under the state standard.
  31. 31. State Regulations Perspective
  32. 32. Bad News!
  33. 33. Interpreting Lab Results• Presented by Paul Pope of ALS Labs.
  34. 34. How Does a Meth Home Get Cleaned?• In the past it was extremely expensive to repair…• All porous materials must be thrown away. (sofa, carpets, blinds, insulated ducts, mattresses, ceiling tiles, unprotected wood)• In most cases the ducts, HVAC units, appliances are able to be decontaminated.• Homes need to be decontaminated through proper protocols and elbow grease.
  35. 35. Recommending a Contractor• Licensed and Insured• Valid Utah Decontamination Specialist License www.superfund.utah.gov/docs/ContractorList.pdf• Full Decontamination Including Ducts & Furnace• Use Safe, Non-toxic, Non-corrosive Product to Decontaminate• Guarantee Their Work
  36. 36. Questions?
  37. 37. Thank You for Attending 801-336-4151www.appleenvironmental.com

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