What is involved in meth testing?

If you are aware of the latest in the real estate market, you must already know that meth testing has now become a common trend amongst buyers, renters as well as homeowners. And not in vain. Given the dangers posed by meth and other associated contaminants, it would be really foolish to make any real estate deal, especially residential without carrying out a test for any trace of meth.

Naturally, if you are planning a transaction anytime soon, you do have to be prepared for a test. Unless you want to do it all yourself with a DIY meth test kit, you will have to call in the professionals who can offer you expert help in carrying out the test and also provided with accurate test results. But before you hire any industrial hygienist/agency, you should be aware of what exactly will they do and what would you get at the end of the test.

Procedure for meth testing

The first step in the test would be to check the different areas of the house, apartment or any other property to find if there are any inevitable signs of contamination of meth. Such signs will include stained walls, ceilings, metal frames, etc.

Once that is done, the skilled workmen will go about the house gathering samples from different areas that may have been the place of meth use or manufacture.

When an extensive sampling has been done, the collected samples will be sent to an accredited laboratory where experienced technicians will analyze the samples collected and look for any trace of meth and other dangerous by-products, even if it is negligible.

The results, thus obtained, will then be conveyed to you.

What to expect in the report?

Once you receive the report of meth testing from the experts that you hired, you need to understand what it entails. A testing report will generally include the following information:

  • A detailed description of all the places that were sampled.
  • Additionally, some testing agencies may offer photos of the rooms and exact spots that were sampled to have a more accurate understanding of the results of the test.
  • This will then be followed by the details as well as summaries of the results of the test as drawn from all the samples collected.
  • The results obtained from the test will then be compared with the permissible safety levels for each county, state or country.
  • Finally, you will find suggestions as what needs to be done to eliminate the problem (in case, the property is contaminated).

What to do?

Once you have received the results of meth testing, you should take immediate actions. If the report suggests decontamination, you should arrange for one immediately or you risk yourself even more. But if the property is clean or has very negligible traces of the drug, you needn’t be worried at all. All you need to do is ensure that in no way can the house be contaminated in the future. Ensure that and you can live happily and healthily for as long as you want.

Maintaining your towbar for better performance

If you want the best out of your towbar, you should also make it a point to maintain it in the right way. Every towbar comes with a threshold load. To elongate the life of the tow bars Auckland, you should make sure that the maximum load is not exceeded in any case. While considering the load, you should also take the weight of the nose into account. The next thing is to avoid using grease. You may feel that greasing is a wise option but it decreases the stability of the friction pads, thus reducing the efficiency of the towball. To maintain the right friction, the towball should be devoid of grease as well as dirt. Not taking proper care will not only reduce the efficiency of the towbar but will also wear them off very quickly.

General maintenance

The Auckland towbars are supposed to be inspected after every 500 miles of towing. Even when they are not in use, you should have them checked every once in a year. The values of different parts are always given on the installation instruction. Your towbars should be comparable to the standards of these Auckland towbars every time you are going to use it. This will increase reliability while also increasing the life of the towbar. Repair or replace any damaged components if the situation demands. Applying a fresh coat of paint will also keep these parts from rusting away too quickly.

Dedicated wiring

Many vehicles require a major alteration while the fitting of dedicated wiring. Sometimes, you may even be required to entirely recode. Therefore, whenever you take your vehicle to the dealerships, always make sure that you have informed them regarding their coding. This will keep them from overwriting the codes and save all the hassle. You will also get your work done much faster.


If any part of the towbar is detachable, have them removed rather than keeping fixed onto the vehicle. Detaching will save these components from catching dust and also prevent rusting. Always remember to remove the neck when not in use. This will go a long way in elongating the durability. After the removal, use a dust cover while storing away the parts. This will keep them from getting eaten away by dust and dirt. You could also apply a thin layer of grease on the receiver end of the neck. However, make sure that the grease does not touch the towball.

Paint finish

Since the Auckland towbars are attached to the underbody of the vehicle, they are usually subjected to rough conditions and always exposed to the outside weather. Therefore, a towbar needs more protection from corrosion than any other part of the vehicle. The flying stone chips melted up from the road, exhaust fumes from the towing vehicle are among the factors that constantly come in touch with the towbar. Although towbars do come with a warranty period, their durability also depends on how well you maintain it. Most towbars are pre-treated for maximum protection from rust and corrosion. It is highly advisable that you repaint every scratch on the towbar before it catches rust. Once in a while, you could also repaint it entirely.