Homeowners: The Dangers of an Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation in Your Property
If you’re a homeowner who is renting out their home in Colorado then you have to face the hard truth that you may end up needing to clean up a grow operation in a home you own. Illegal grow operations have increased in Colorado after the legalization of marijuana occurred. Have you been the victim of this type of tenant?
Apartments and regular homes weren’t built with the ventilation that would be needed for a grow operation. This means not only a buildup of chemicals and pesticides but most importantly, mold. Mold can become toxic and a grow operation in a poorly ventilated space gives mold the most hospital home to grow in.
Many law enforcement officers that have raided illegal grow operations have dealt with respiratory health issues as a result of mold. What should you do if you’re in the position of being left with a mess like this to clean up?
Much like a meth lab, a grow operation that’s been going for a while will cause the walls and porous surfaces to accept and hold the chemicals and pesticides. This is similar to the way clothing will hold the smell of cigarette smoke. This is not a safe environment by any means.
Illegal grow operations can leave you dealing with:
- Mold fostering moisture
- Toxic amounts of mold
- unsafe, improperly installed electric lines
- Toxic levels of contamination from chemicals
- Residual odors
We already know what you’re going through and thankfully you don’t have to handle it alone. It’s time to let the professionals take over. Call us and we can get your property back to sparkling and you won’t have to endanger your health trying to clean up someone else’s mess.