Meth Lab & Meth Cleanup for ME Property Owners from Maine’s Own Peniel
Meth cleanup and decontamination from lab cooking and use in ME should be handled by highly trained professionals, make sure everyone is safe and the job gets done right the first time, call the gold standard in meth lab cleanup services in Maine, Peniel
Meth lab & meth cleanup from the manufacturing and use of meth is a serious issue in ME and should be handled by trained professionals with deep experience and high service quality standards. Maine has one of the highest incidents of meth usage in the region, and although meth lab busts are on the decline in Maine, they are still of high concern. Proper cleanup and decontamination is critical to the health of all of those involved. There are many side affects to living with and coming into contact with the residue of meth cooking and usage. In order to ensure you, your tenants, family and friends and others involved remain safe and secure from these harmful effects, you need to hire the right team of decontamination professionals, remember you can’t always see these sometimes hidden contamination areas.
I suspect meth usage or manufacturing in one of my ME properties what should I do?
Often times meth usage and manufacturing is suspected in ones property or by neighboring people, but those involved have no idea what steps to take in order to verify or deal with the potential situation. The best course of action is to call the local authorities and let them take over, dial 911 and leave it to the police. As a neighboring tenant you should then follow up to see what the result of the investigation yielded. Residue can travel, and having joint shared walls with a unit with meth usage history means you too could be exposed, and you should request that the landlord have the unit tested and cleaned, as well as yours. As a landlord, you should immediately take corrective action to remove the lab and decontaminate the area, or if usage was determined have the area cleaned and decontaminated so the next incoming tenant and their family will be safe.
Meth lab and meth cleanup in Maine, what you need to know about the law
Meth and meth lab cleanup, tear down, and decontamination is serious business and in ME there is plenty to go around. With increasing incidents of meth usage and manufacturing, ME authorities and government oversight agencies have taken or are considering taking an increasingly hard lined approach, at least county to county that is. In fact many counties are now requiring or considering cleanup standards, and more and more are considering regulating the cleanup of meth and meth labs to ensure the safety of everyone. If you suspect you need to cleanup a meth lab or premises from meth usage in Maine please consult your county health department or the state office of the EPA.
If you have any questions about the cleanup of a meth lab or decontamination from meth usage at your ME property please start by calling the State Environmental office
Maine Environmental Protection Department
17 State House Sta
Augusta, ME 04333
Meth and Meth Lab Cleanup and Decontamination and Your Legal Liability as a Property Owner
It’s true that in many areas there are no regulations forcing you to cleanup a suspected or determined meth lab, or for that matter a property where even light meth usage is suspected, however there can be far reaching ramifications for ignoring the issue. In this case an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you suspect, have been told, or someone present notes to you the presence of meth usage or a meth lab and you ignore the warning and don’t clean up the contaminated area, you will be liable for any long reaching effects of the contamination on future tenants and visitors. If illness or death occurs from the unattended exposure you have extreme legal risk and liability. With many Maine insurance policies covering meth cleanup based on the policy language, there is no reason to avoid the meth cleanup and lab teardown. Even if your policy doesn’t have proper coverage, the cost to mitigate a meth lab contamination is pennies compared to legal litigation that can leave you in deep financial debt. Don’t ignore meth contamination; take care of cleaning it up with the professionals at Peniel.
Your ME insurance policy and provisions with regards to meth lab cleanup in Maine
Most insurance policies have coverage for meth lab and meth cleanup under the policies vandalism entitlements. If you need help understanding those entitlements please give us a call and we can help you understand what those entitlements and limits are so you can rest easy knowing that your cleanup and your insurance claim process will go as smoothly as possible.
We will be happy to assist you in navigating the complex world of insurance.
We work with insurance on a regular basis and can act as a liaison between you and your insurance company. It is important for you to act quick when it comes to water damage to your commercial or residential property as most insurance policies require you to report and choose a water damage repair company within a certain time frame.
You may also need to notify the local authorities in the event you suspect a meth lab is present nearby or in one of your properties. State police department details below or call Penieland we can help you understand what steps you should be taking to get the process underway.
Maine State Police
42 State House Station
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, Maine 04333