Health risks of meth contamination

Have you moved to a new house, but really don’t feel well? Do you feel sick all the time you are at home or sometimes, even when you are outdoors? The thought might have crossed your mind that it may happen to be a sick house. But is it another ordinary sick house that is affected by mold, damp, bad lighting, etc. or is there something else at play – something more serious? The thought, too, is sickening enough!

But this isn’t some paranoia and don’t let people make you believe that you are over-cautious. There, indeed, may be something much more harmful than mold or moisture that’s affecting you and your family and given the recent situation, chances are that you are faced with meth contamination.

Meth – in your house?

The first thing that comes to your mind when you think about meth or any other drug is how is it possible that your house is contaminated with it? You don’t smoke, nor do the other family members. But what you forget that someone else lived in the house before you, unless of course, you buy a brand new property. It could be any of the earlier tenants or owners who smoked or manufactured meth and that stayed in the property, coming back to haunt you as you live there.

Believe it or not, meth can indeed contaminate a property very badly, depending on how much meth was smoked or prepared and for how long and studies have found that most houses that were reported of meth contamination had meth and other harmful substances several times more than the level permitted by the local or national health authorities and dwelling in such houses can pose serious health risks, both short-term, and long-term.

Concerns that you may face

If you are an adult, the effect of meth will be slow on you and will generally start with nausea, irritation in the eye, headaches, etc. With more time, you start experiencing problems like itching on the skin and in the throat, short breaths, asthmatic feeling, appetite loss, concentration issues, dry eyes, sinus, paranoia, cold, nervousness, anxiety and a lot more. The vapors of meth concentrated on furnishings, furniture, etc. may get into your lungs and start affecting them. You will feel sick and unable to carry out your daily duties all the time.

If you have kids in your family, remember that they are more vulnerable. The younger they are, the more affected will they be.  Babies who often roll or crawl on the floor are sure to gather more of methamphetamine than others. Behavioral changes as well as inability to sleep well are the most common symptoms in children. Children may also face problems like loss of attention, anxiousness, etc. if continuously exposed to meth. In fact, doctors believe that children living in meth-contaminated houses face equal risks as those consuming meth directly.

Moreover, meth from your surroundings gradually get into your system and long exposures to meth contamination will end you up testing positive for methamphetamine, the consequences of which aren’t often pleasant.

Marketing tips for your home staging business


When it comes to home staging business, it is important that your prospective clients are aware of your firm’s dedication to quality and finish. If you have been able to satisfy your clients in the past, you have a higher chance of doing better in the future. Here are a few marketing tips that might help you in expanding your home staging business venture.

  1. Presence in the social media

In a world that is highly engaged in social media, blogs are indispensable if you want more online presence. However, simply having a presence in the social is not enough; you have to make sure that your accounts are thriving and vibrant. To do so, you have to make sure that you give frequent posts and updates and interact with the followers. Remember that it is important to post images and videos as these are more engaging and will keep your followers coming back for more.

Do not open more accounts than you can manage. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz are however unavoidable as these are currently the major social media giants and promise greater exposure. It has been found that personal blogs over Facebook and Instagram are more yielding due to higher traffic and user friendliness.

  1. Interaction within the community

Homeowners would always love to have well designed interiors. However, many of them may not have much idea about the firms dealing in this field. If you manage to catch their attention by showcasing some of your skills, you will have a better prospective in the future. They may not hire you immediately, but your number of prospective clients will surely increase. For this, you can have interactive sessions at the furniture outlets, home improvement store, library or business improvement association.

Well designed interiors also increase the real estate value of a house. So you may also hold interactive sessions with the real estate agents, whereby you can brief them about the statistics related to home staging business.

  1. Get reviews

One of the most effective ways to know if you are going in the right direction is to hunt for reviews from your clients. You can post your work updates on social media and find out what are the consumer preferences. Or if you want to make things more interesting, you can also ask your clients to write a review about your work. As a reward, you may keep interesting treats in store. Having these reviews posted online will also keep your online followers engaged and will definitely create a buzz about your home staging business.

  1. Take care of your blog

Apart from your social media accounts, you can also start an independent blog. This will add to the professionalism of your business and also provide greater information to the interested customers. The main target, however, should be to keep it interesting. For that, you can post short well-written articles. If your writing skills are not very good, you may also hire a freelance writer for the job. Photos and videos are again a must. You may also study and follow the industry trends for greater returns.