Cleaning up after a meth lab is discovered is no ordinary gutting job. Individual states set their own requirements, but contractors can count on a prescriptive process of what needs to be disposed of, how it is to be treated, and what clean-up must include—all of which can cost property owners up to $25,000 before a unit is inhabitable again.

In the third part of its series on the impact of meth labs on multifamily housing, Builder’s sister publication Multifamily Executive explores the costs and processes of cleaning up after a homemade lab is discovered. Don’t miss the series’ first two installments, “Managers Cope with Meth Lab Risks” and “The Health Risks Posed by Meth Labs.”