Meth Testing – P Contamination Check Before you Buy

Buying a new home can be stressful enough…even when everything turns out to be OK. But what about the hidden aspects of home buying? A building inspection from A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections will help you ensure your investment is sound and it will relieve you of any doubts before purchasing your new home.

The prudent purchaser will now get a methamphetamine, “meth” or “P” test done as well as a building inspection. All A Buyer’s Choice House Inspectors are qualified and trained to conduct meth or P inspections and it makes sense to have this done at the same time as your building inspection.

The cost of remediation of meth or P contamination depends upon the level of contamination and can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. In extreme cases where the property has been used to manufacture methamphetamine ie a P lab the very timber structure of the property may be so contaminated that the only option is to demolish the house.

Local councils have the ability to prevent occupation of a property until decontamination has been done. Book your meth or P test at the same time as your home inspection.

Meth or P is a health risk and acute effects can include:

Short term exposure

  • Watery or burning eyes
  • Burning Skin
  • Headaches
  • Coughing and choking feeling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Convulsions
  • Sleep disorders

Long term exposure

  • Tremors
  • Reproductive problems
  • Birth defects
  • Nervous disorders
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Cancer
  • Death
  • And others…

Simply contact us to book your appointment 


I was not present when the inspection was carried out, but was impressed by the prompt response to any queries. The report was extremely detailed and included photos and explanations as to what was going on in every area of the property.
Lynette – Coromandel