If you are considering purchasing a home you will want to learn as much as you can about the house before you buy it. It may be the largest investment you will ever make. To minimize unexpected costs or difficulties, a comprehensive home inspection by Rock Creek Inspections is crucial. Our inspection may identify the need for repairs, builder oversights or maintenance issues and hidden dangers, such as methamphetamine contamination. Contamination of residential homes with methamphetamine is an emerging issue of significant concern to public health. Cooking or smoking methamphetamine in a residential property contaminates the house, furnishings and personal possessions within it, with subsequent exposure through ingestion, dermal absorption and/or inhalation causing adverse health effects. In addition, chemicals used to make illegal drugs may be spilled during handling. Meth can also be distributed through the use of the drug. The presence of these chemicals may post health threats to occupants and potential liability to property owners. Due to the seriousness of this problem, over two dozen states have adopted regulatory testing and decontamination standards and many more will follow suit before the end of the decade. In our experience, any home may be contaminated by meth, from the “Million dollar custom home on the golf course” to the “tiny home built a century ago in a forgotten about side of town”, we have all seen Breaking Bad. We have found that there is no common indicators of a meth contaminated home, that is why we recommend every home be lab tested.