Meth and Fentanyl Decontamination

Properties that have been contaminated from making and using methamphetamine (meth) and fentanyl require immediate attention and decontamination. At ALM Abatements, we focus on managing every incident efficiently and with discretion to provide peace of mind by ALM’s state-certified staff to ensure safety on the property.

In Colorado, the contamination threshold for residential space is 0.5 micrograms of meth per 100 square centimeters. With no contamination limit explicitly set for public spaces, officials apply the residential threshold when determining the need for closure and cleanup.

Colorado is a hub for meth distribution. In 2021, more than 1,400 pounds of meth was seized by the Colorado State Patrol. That’s approximately twice the combined weight of all the cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl seized within the state.

Short-term exposure to meth from a contaminated property may cause adults to feel dizzy, disoriented, and headaches.

Fentanyl remains the leading cause of drug-related deaths in Colorado, increasing by more than 70 percent throughout the state in 2021. Fentanyl is a highly addictive synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.

The rise in drug use and mental health issues has reached an overwhelming high in Colorado, especially in our youth. Meth and Fentanyl use causes more problems not just inside a family but inside the home and all areas used. 

Suicide is the leading cause of death among youth and is most often combined with drugs and alcohol. Families in crisis have youth suicide resources available from the Second Wind Fund. For more info, click here:

The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a National Helpline 24/7 free and confidential, call 800-662-HELP (4357) Colorado Crisis Services – Call 988 or text “TALK” to 38255.

ALM Abatements supports our youth and families in Colorado, from community outreach to decontamination in a home after meth or fentanyl exposure. ALM is committed to providing the best services to help others in the worst situations.

Signs that you may be entering into a property contaminated by meth

Foil with black substance

Smoking paraphernalia left behind

Suspect items in room for making meth