I bought an apartment and under the old carpets in one room there is this red powder. It is tiny granules, like sand. Here is a gallery of images of the red powder.
I'm very worried now that I heard that some illegal drugs (like meth) can leave red residue.
Can anyone tell me if this does look like illegal drug or other dangerous residue?
I'm getting it tested but I would like to know if it's even safe to be in the apartment in the meantime.
There is not a strong odor to the apartment, it just smells like the previous tenant smoked cigarettes. There is a faint yellow sticky residue on the walls which looks like nicotine stains.