Whether you’ve recently purchased a property with a hidden past or you’re transitioning a grow space into a legitimate business, proper cleaning is essential. Cleaning out a former marijuana grow house can be a challenging task, requiring careful planning and attention to detail.
Safety First. Before beginning any cleaning, prioritize safety. Make sure to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks, and eye protection.
Remove Equipment and Supplies. Start the cleanup by removing all grow-related equipment and supplies. This includes grow lights, pots, fans, ventilation systems, hydroponic systems, and any other paraphernalia used for cultivation. Properly dispose of these items following local regulations.
Dispose of Plant Remnant. Remove any remaining marijuana plants, stems, and leaves from the property. If you come across any plants that are illegal in your jurisdiction, contact the authorities for proper disposal.
Decontamination. Perform a thorough decontamination of all surfaces, including walls, floors, and ceilings. Use appropriate cleaning agents and ensure adequate ventilation during this process.
Address Mold and Mildew. Conduct a comprehensive mold inspection and address any issues found. Clean and disinfect affected areas or materials, and consider using dehumidifiers to prevent future mold problems.
Repair Structural Damage. Fix any structural damage that may have occurred during the grow operation, such as holes in walls, damaged ceilings, or faulty electrical wiring. Hire professionals if necessary to ensure the repairs are done correctly.
Deep Cleaning. Once the hazardous materials and structural issues are addressed, conduct a thorough deep cleaning of the entire property. Scrub all surfaces, including floors, walls, and windows. Pay close attention to hidden areas where residues may have accumulated.
Paint and Refinish. A fresh coat of paint can significantly improve the appearance of the property and help seal any remaining odors. Choose non-toxic, low VOC paints for a healthier environment.
Air Out the Space. After the cleaning and painting are complete, allow the property to air out to eliminate any remaining odors. Open windows and use fans to circulate fresh air throughout the space.
Cleaning out a former marijuana grow house requires diligence and attention to detail. Remember to prioritize safety and adhere to local regulations throughout the process. When in doubt, give us a call. We can offer you a professional opinion on any former grow house and help you rehab it so that it becomes safe and usable again.