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The Cost of Meth Contamination

The Cost of Meth Contamination

The financial costs involved to remedy a property that has been contaminated with methamphetamine ('P' or 'meth') can run into six figure sums. Sometimes houses are so badly affected that there is no way that they can be refitted to...

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What is Methamphetamine?

What is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive, powerful stimulant. It produces wakefulness, hyperactivity and a euphoric effect.

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What house inspections can turn up...

What house inspections can turn up...

Over my many years as a building inspector, I've seen some good examples of houses which have problems or potential problems waiting to happen. Here's a few:

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8 good reasons for a pre-purchase house inspection

8 good reasons for a pre-purchase house inspection

One of the most important issues when considering a new porperty is the safety factor. There are a lot of factors to consider - is the house structurally sound? Are ther potential fire risks? Is the house damp and contains...

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Why is moisture so damaging to a home?

Why is moisture so damaging to a home?

Internal moisture can be a major problem, particularly in the colder parts of the country. Air inside the building holds water in the form of water vapour. The warmer the air the more vapour it will hold. When the moist...

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