10th August 2023

“Restoring Home Sweet Home: A Methamphetamine Contamination Remediation Project”

Introduction: Methamphetamine contamination is a growing concern in the real estate industry, posing health risks and devaluing properties. This case study highlights the successful remediation of a domestic property suffering from methamphetamine contamination and the comprehensive marketing strategy employed to restore its market value.

Background: Our client, a concerned tenant, discovered that their property had been contaminated with methamphetamine residues by previous tenants. The property had become unsafe for habitation and created a financial burden for the homeowner. They sought professional assistance to decontaminate and return their property to a pre-damaged condition.


  1. Health Hazards: Methamphetamine contamination can lead to severe health issues, including respiratory problems, headaches, and skin rashes.
  2. Property Devaluation: Contaminated homes typically suffer a significant loss in market value.
  3. Legal Obligations: Homeowners are legally responsible for ensuring their property meets health and safety standards.

Remediation Process:

Our team developed a comprehensive remediation plan that included:

  1. Assessment: Conducted a thorough assessment of the contamination levels throughout the property.
  2. Decontamination: Certified professionals to safely remove and dispose of contaminated materials, including carpeting, wall coverings, and appliances.
  3. Air and Surface Quality Testing: Performed air quality and surface testing post-decontamination to ensure safety.
  4. Restoration: Engaged skilled contractors for renovations and repairs, ensuring the property was restored to its original condition.


  1. Safe and Habitable Property: The property was successfully decontaminated, air quality and surface residue tests confirmed it was safe for habitation.

Conclusion: Methamphetamine contamination can be a significant obstacle for homeowners, real estate professionals, insurers and tenants. However, with a comprehensive remediation plan and a strategic approach, it’s possible to restore a contaminated property’s market value and ensure the safety and satisfaction of both the owner and tenants. Illicit Drug Contaminated – Property Restoration Project on behalf of Allianz – Carrara Qld