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 


This was the first time that I've gotten a professional building inspection report done. Was recommended Neville and several others by the local real estate agent and we choose Neville primarily on the great feedback that he has gotten from others on No Cowboys. To be honest I wasn't sure that we really needed one, but am so glad that we used Neville, as he found items that needed to be addressed, that we totally missed in two walkthroughs of the property. If others are thinking twice about getting a building inspection report done, do not think that it is a cost, it really is an investment, especially when you think that your next potential home, is one of the biggest investments that you'll make in your lifetime. I highly recommend spending the money and especially investing in using Neville's professional services. His inspection report was through and helped us look at the property through a professional's eyes and made us aware of maintenance tasks that need to be undertaken. I'm sure that Neville's recommendations will save us thousands potentially in the near future, by undertaking the repairs and lessening the damage through weather, that he's now made us aware of. Also using Neville's service was hassle free. As someone looking for a property from out of town, Neville organised onsite inspection with the local real estate agent and we really appreciated him undertaking inspection in a timely fashion. Cannot say enough good things about the awesome and professional experience we enjoyed using Neville's service. Highly, highly recommend!
Tom – Coromandel