Cowdy’s Christchurch property Methamphetamine testing service

We’re dedicated to ensuring that as a landlord we will take care of what’s probably your biggest asset – your house. Being certified meth testers we can give you peace of mind that your property is free from meth contamination. Rental properties across New Zealand have become more popular over the past 10 years as sites to manufacture methamphetamine or ‘P’. Some of you will have seen a documentary on this growing problem on Campbell Live, TV3, on 15 July 2013.

The process of making this illegal, Class A drug, involves a lot of hazardous chemicals that contaminate properties and severely impact home value. The toxic residues can be absorbed into carpets, wall linings and even concrete, causing health issues for the occupants and serious damage to your house.

If you’re a property owner wanting to rent your house out, then you want to make sure that you’re protected against what’s unfortunately an epidemic in this country. Luckily, it’s not a huge undertaking to prevent this.

Preventing your home from contamination

Cowdy’s Property Managers are certified methamphetamine testers. We have been trained by our friends at MethSolutions to use Meth Sampling kits to test for contamination of houses. We then send these samples away to specialist labs and get results back to you within a few days. This is a great service for those buying or selling a house and gives peace of mind to tenants as well.

Our property managers are trained to be alert for any signs of Methamphetamine manufacture and use. This is another reason regular property inspections every three to four months are important.

This guide from Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment provides some useful information for landlords about their obligation to check the property for signs of being contaminated.

Talk to Cowdy & Co for the safest property management

Getting Cowdy & Co to manage your Christchurch rental means you’re covering all bases. With years of experience, we’ve seen it all and know how to deal with any issues that come up. As we’ve said before, our guarantee to you is that if we don’t meet any written service standards, the next 3 months of property management will be free – that’s how much we believe in our service!

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