More testing is needed to drive methamphetamine out of homes.
70 percent of rental properties test positive for methamphetamine and landlords could play a pivotal role in defeating New Zealand's Meth epidemic.
Meth users cannot use methamphetamine in public, bars or clubs and usually use the drug at home.
If tenants of every property were tested between sales and tenancies, there will be enforceable financial implications for allowing meth to be manufactured. Know your obligations as a landlord tinyurl.com/z9ggfjm
Tenants and property owners who allow Meth to be smoked in their homes or during parties would have to be prepared to pay thousands of dollars for remediation work – we advise an amended tenancy agreement to agree to regular testing between tenants. Test between tenancies to establish a baseline.
If every landlord and property manager takes up the challenge to protect their properties, we will severely restrict the opportunities for people to do methamphetamine in New Zealand.
More testing is necessary but do it properly! Our drug residue detection kit which can be purchased for as little as $20. D4D is sensitive and is meant to be used over a large surface area. We like to get our customers to do a metre square per wall per room so that is a total of 4m2 (1m2 x 4 walls=4m2) then they should look for the dirtiest, dustiest areas. The 64ng/mm2 is the point at which the colour reaction will trigger per mm2 of testing paper. ie - 64ng of meth or associated drug residue must be present per mm2 of testing paper for a colour reaction to occur. Which will give a result within 90 seconds.
If you need advice on the correct way to use our test kits, please visit our
'How to Test' page
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