Anne-Marie and her partner spent the better part of a year looking for a dream home in Longmont, CO that fit their budget.
They had a property under contract when they discovered that a former occupant had been a methamphetamine smoker. It was then discovered (through independent testing) that the former occupant was not only smoking meth, but cooking it also. The property’s Housefax Report shows this activity (but to our surprise, the DEA website does not.)
Professional meth lab cleanup contractors estimate that about 90% of meth labs are never discovered, and their tenants will likely never know about their homes’ toxicity. Clean up costs can easily exceed $30,000 to make the home healthy again. But even a cleaned up meth lab can pose serious health risks.
So how can you protect you and your family from this growing epidemic? Always run a Housefax Report first on a property you’re interested in buying or renting. Here are a few other things you need to know….