A fast, easy and personal service
Everything about our meth testing services is designed to make it the process easier for you. From organizing meth testing with your agent/vendor or tenant to providing high-quality advice and consultancy. We provide a complete end to end meth solution for your meth testing needs from friendly, sympathetic and attentive staff who have a wealth of knowledge to share with you.
Expert meth testers and consultants
MethSafe employs a highly experienced team to conduct meth testing throughout NZ. During our 3 years of operating MethSafe has learned, adapted and innovated our meth test methods in order to provide our clients with the highest quality service, with unparalleled expertise and professionalism. If you've got a problem, we've seen it before and we know the best way to solve it.
Independent and unbiased since 2015
We have always remained independent from real estate, property management and meth decontamination since the beginning. This means that you can trust our advice is unbiased and genuinely in your best interests, not someone else's. This is arguably the most important aspect of MethSafe's meth testing services.
Confidential and discreet meth testing
No sign-written cars and no flashy advertisement while onsite at your property. Discretion is our top priority and you can be sure that no one will know we were there. In addition, we follow strict confidentiality to our clietns which means that all information collected and resulting from our meth testing services is confidential and not shared without your explicit permission.
Meth testing Auckland, Hamilton & Waikato, Bay of Plenty to Christchurch
We have a nationwide network of samplers able to assist you, no matter where in New Zealand you live. Our meth testing coverage includes Auckland, Waikato, Hamilton, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Taupo and even as far as Christchurch, we have you covered as your local meth testing nz expert.
Why Meth Testing?
Meth can stay in
properties for up to 10 years or more
A range of possible health effects from exposure to p labs and heavy use
1/20 Meth labs are detected by police and dealt with
Anyone can use meth.
Anyone can make meth.
The problem; meth (p) a highly addictive drug
Meth or p as it is commonly referred to, has been a problem in New Zealand for more than 15 years and it remains a serious social & health issue. While some believe it is only an issue for Auckland and other major cities like Hamilton, Tauranga & Christchurch, meth has shown strong trends of use in more rural areas of New Zealand such as greater Waikato, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Thames, Paeroa, and others. The meth testing nz industry is slowly uncovering the true extent to people use and make meth in NZ and the picture isn't pretty.
1/20 Properties used as meth or (P) labs are found by police
Even where meth has only been smoked, it is extremely difficult to rule out manufacture as the cause of detected concentrations of meth in houses where laboratory meth testing is used. Meth is used as a 'sentinel marker' for clandestine laboratory activity due to the rapid development of meth cooking recipes. This rapid development and ever-changing chemical ingredients lists mean that the only thing that doesn't change over time in a meth cook, is that meth is produced and deposited onto the surrounding surfaces during different stages of manufacture. Put simply, we test for meth, to rule out of historic clandestine meth lab activity.
Health effects of meth labs
Where meth or p has been manufactured, there are likely to be dangerous chemical residues which can cause serious health effects on the occupants. The effects of exposure to these residues may include asthma-like symptoms, breathing difficulty, skin rashes, eye irritations, headaches, and nausea. As some people are more sensitive than others, one member of a family may experience symptoms, while another may not. Meth itself will be present in these situations.
NZS8510:2017 New Zealand health standards for meth in housing
The New Zealand standard "NZS8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties" allows for a maximum amount of meth in a property. This amount is 1.5 micrograms per 100cm2 of surface area and provides an important safety buffer that accounts for even the most susceptible among us, children and the elderly. It is important to note that the standard does not distinguish between meth use and manufacture due to the fact that meth labs are sometimes indistinguishable from meth usage.
As of May 2018, there is some contention around the amount of methamphetamine in micrograms that could be considered as having the potential to impart a health risk on person/s occupying the property resulting from meth use. The so-called "Gluckman report" has suggested that a level of 15 micrograms per 100cm2 is a more reasonable working level where usage is the most likely scenario. This report has since been used by Housing NZ, and adopted by some local councils and the tenancy tribunal as a whole.
How common is Meth?
Bay of Plenty
*Statistics only represent the information methsafe has collected over a 3 year period. This data is from more than 2,000 properties.