What we offer – Benefits to you

A total peace of mind, stress-free solution to your meth contamination problem

Our Cleaning Products


Our proprietary cleaning products deliver exceptional results

There are several product options available in the market to successfully decontaminate methamphetamine residue in properties. All of the products need to be applied together with much physical effort and have to be meticulously executed to make any decontamination effort successful, which in itself is a mammoth undertaking.
Specialised detergents are used to prepare all surfaces and to remove dirt and grease to assist with the decontamination process. In most cases we like to use a mixture of surfactants and activators together with a meth neutraliser to get the most effective and efficient treatment against methamphetamine contamination. When applied to the surface as a foam the surface is blanketed, enhancing the extraction of the methamphetamine which is held in suspension in the foam, ready for washing off. This process needs to be repeated as many times as necessary till the decontamination objectives are met.

No rip & strip destruction needed


Our proven decontamination cleaning processes do not require ripping and stripping of wallboards and ceiling boards

With our proven process of decontamination we obtain among the best possible results in the industry by cleaning only. Most meth decontamination jobs don’t require the ripping and stripping off of wallboards and ceiling boards. Our cleaning and decontamination method saves both time and money for our clients. Together with our client we consider all options and draft a job scope to specify the most appropriate remediation programme needed for each specific site.

We guarantee successful results


When we commit to a job, we guarantee to fully decontaminate your property to the standard

When we commit to a job, we guarantee to fully decontaminate your property to the acceptable level of contamination set out by the NZ Standard 8510:2017. We can also totally remove all traces of meth contaminants from your building. This option is a more expensive choice but for some of our clients it’s the only option to consider. Our job scope will specify the most appropriate remediation programme needed to reduce the contamination below the applicable Standard (NZS 8510:2017). This means that the remediation work undertaken may not remove every trace of the meth, but will reduce it to levels of 1.5 μg/100 cm2 or less, which are considered safe by the Ministry of Health in the Standard (NZS 8510:2017). 1.5μg = 1.5 micrograms or 1.5 millionth of a gram.

We Commit to the Standard (NZS 8510:2017) – Local Cleaning commit to all the guidelines of the New Zealand Standard (NZS 8510:2017) on testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties. We use the approved procedures and guidelines to safely remove the meth contamination from properties. We are guided by the New Zealand Standard (NZS 8510:2017)

We help with your insurance claims


We provide expert advice to your insurer to determine the most appropriate remediation programme for your property

Insurers have an important role to play in helping to protect customers from loss as a result of meth contamination. We provide expert advice to your Insurer to determine the most appropriate remediation programme for your property. Our team assist with insurance claims for meth cleanup services for houses, commercial buildings, hotels, motels, and warehouses. We welcome you and your Insurer to remediate your meth contaminated property through us at Local Cleaning.

To make a meth related insurance claim, customers are required to provide test results from an accredited lab that proves the meth contamination exceeds the current NZ Standard level of higher than 1.5 μg/100 cm2. After the remediation is completed, we will issue a Post-Decontamination Clearance Certificate to your Insurer as proof of decontamination.

While in most cases insurance will cover many of the costs of decontamination, cover will be subject to limits, excesses, and other terms. Please refer to your insurer in regards to your meth related claim. For more information about meth and how it can affect you and your property please talk with your insurer/broker. (This information on Insurance claims are merely an indication and not necessarily the way your insurance will interpret claims. Our explanations, recommendations, and responses on meth insurance claims are without prejudice.)

How long does it take


Meth Cleanups on a standard residential house take around 3 – 7 days

A meth cleanups on a standard residential house takes around 3 – 7 days to decontaminate completely. All depending on the contamination levels as well as the type of surfaces that are contaminated. Some meth contaminated properties are badly damaged and need to be decontaminated beyond just the wall surfaces. We offer a complete project management and decontamination service to our customers and manage the whole process to make the property completely safe again.

How much will it cost to decontaminate my house?


Meth decontamination costs can typically range from $2,000 – Our consultancy provides FREE of charge quotations

As the specialist in decontamination, we have expert knowledge on how to clean every surface cost effectively. We will give you value for your money and are open to negotiations. In our experience it comes down to project management which includes best practices, ongoing training, and having processes in place, which is fundamental in the quest to be the best decontamination contractor in New Zealand.

Not all meth contaminations are extremely expensive to clean but the expenses can quickly add up when detailed meth testing and decontamination is necessary. Due to the rigorous cleaning process as well as the health and safety requirements for p-cleanups, it cannot be compared with a normal spring clean for a dirty house. We decontaminate small areas for as little as $2000, where meth decontamination costs can typically range from $2,000 – $50,000 for an average residential dwelling. All depending on the contamination levels as well as the type of surfaces that are contaminated. Some meth contaminated properties are badly damaged and need to be decontaminated beyond just the wall surfaces. We offer a complete project management and decontamination service to our customers and manage the whole process to make the property completely safe again.

Deposit Requirements – Because of the potential costly nature on meth decontaminations in buildings, we would require a deposit before any decontamination could be undertaken. The percentage amount will be discussed with the client on a case-by-case basis.

Free Written Quotations – Our consultancy service provides a comprehensive FREE of charge, written quotations to all potential customers.

Stress-free solutions to your meth problem

If your property is contaminated you need to hire licensed- and insured professionals to decontaminate the area properly and restore it to a safe, liveable home. Local Cleaning are specialists and consultants in the decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties and the disposal of contaminated waste materials. We manage the complete decontamination process, offering a comprehensive decontamination service with minimal involvement from the property owners.

We’ll issue your property green card and clearance certifate

A clearance report and certificate is a certification by a decontamination contractor including confirmation by an accredited sampler, that a property has been decontaminated to the levels specified in the standard. A clearance certificate of decontamination on any property in accordance with the Standard (NZS 8510:2017) can and will only be issued as and when all the aspects of the post-decontamination report are remedied. The remedial action is not necessary limited to only what is mentioned earlier but is also subject to other findings that might be discovered in order to meet the decontamination Standard. All new findings will be discussed with the client on discovering them.

Taranaki to Manawatu-Whanganui and everything in between


We do meth decontamination of properties New Plymouth to Palmerston North

Local Cleaning are experienced P decontamination and restoration contractors that use approved procedures and guidelines to safely remove meth contamination for properties throughout the Taranaki and Manawatu-Whanganui region. We provide services for residential, commercial, government, and industrial properties to return them to be clean, healthy, and safe again. We also offer consultancy services on remediation options and how to remove the meth stigma around contaminated properties. Contact us for a free discreet quote.

Our decontamination reports are legally defensible

We are expert drug lab cleaners with knowledge and experience to remove drug residue from properties. We thoroughly document the complete decontamination process from start to finish. Local Cleaning is regulatory compliant as a decontamination contractor to the NZ Standard (NZS8510:2017) on testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties, and our reports are legally defensible.

Implications on your property LIM report

Meth contamination can have implications on a property’s (LIM) Land Information Memorandum, which can pose a hindrance when wanting to sell a property. When Police have to deal with meth issues at a property they will also notify the local council, who can issue a ‘cleansing order’ requiring the property to be made safe. The cleansing order will be removed after the meth decontamination has been successful. The status of the cleansing order will permanently reflect on the Land Information Memorandum (LIM) of the property, which may affect the house value or the ability to sell the property in the future. We can help remedy this.

We can answer all your concerns, give us a call today.


  • We can totally remove all traces of Meth contaminants from your property
  • We manage all meth cleans responsibly and discreetly
  • Stress-Free solutions to your meth cleanups
  • We decontaminate for as little as $2000
  • We GUARANTEE you successful results
  • We help with your insurance claim
  • Our reports are legally defensible
  • Meth contamination could have implications on your property’s LIM report
  • Meth cleanups on a average residential house takes around 3 – 7 days
  • We do meth cleanups for hotels, motels and commercial buildings.
  • We can remove a full spectrum of bad odours
  • Our detailed process will reinstate your building to be healthy and habitable again.
  • Our proprietary cleaning products deliver exceptional results
  • We remove and dispose of contaminated materials responsibly
  • We issue property clearance certificates of approval
  • We are regulatory compliant to the decontamination standard
  • We offer a comprehensive, total peace of mind, P decontamination service
  • We helped others in your situation
  • All your answers a just a phone call away – Call now.
  • A detailed meth test can save you thousands on decontamination.
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