Is Your New House an Old Meth Lab House?
Meth Houses in Birmingham, Alabama? In Alabama, we are a buyer beware state. Doing Home Inspections in the Birmingham, Alabama areas over the last 19 years, I have realized you have to do you own homework and at the end of the day you can only get close to 100%. There are no guarantees in buying a house.
One scary thing is buying a house that was been bought cheap, fixed up to look good but has under lying problems such as an Old Meth Lab.
First of all, look for signs of a past Meth lab:
Look for common ingredients used in making Meth (Gas-line antifreeze, Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine (such as Sudafed), Muriatic acid, Acetone (nail polish remover), Ethyl Alcohol, Hydrogen peroxide, Iodine crystals, Coleman Fuel, paint…
These are common items in a house but in large quantities it should be a red flag.
Use your senses:
Does something smell funny?
A lot of times an old Meth lab house will give off a sweet smell or sour smell along with a heavy urine smell.