July 12, 2024

Buying a New Home or a Meth Lab

It’s important to be cautious when shopping for a new home. The family in this video had no idea of the history of the house they bought, until after they lived in it and ran a home daycare from it for a year. This video shares the story of how they found their “dream home” and how their dream unraveled as they discovered the home’s history.


Unlike many states, California does have a check box where a seller must disclose knowledge of manufacture of Meth in a property. However, if the owner rented out the property, he or she may never have become aware of the home’s history. Or, if the owner was the one doing the cooking, they are likely not to be very honest about its history.

For these reasons, it is important to be aware of the signs of Meth lab contamination and waste in a property, and to follow up with additional home testing if you have a suspicion that the home may be contaminated.

How to spot a meth lab

Buying a Meth Lab