The damage that tear gas causes to your home can be devastating. Without the proper treatment, it can cause permanent damage to your property’s structure and to personal items within the home, and can pose a serious health hazard to you and your family. Learn more about the dangers of tear gas and how to clean it, so that your home can be restored to a safe condition.
What Is Tear Gas?
Tear gas (also known as CS gas) is commonly used by law enforcement officials to control domestic rioting, or to subdue violent individuals. It isn’t actually a gas, but a tear-producing agent that includes the same chemicals as pepper spray and mace.
The Effects of Tear Gas on People and Homes
People who are exposed to this chemical weapon have experienced violent reactions to their respiratory system and mucous membranes. Common side effects include:
- Shortness of breath
- Heightened lung problems
- Delayed menstruation
- Miscarriages and stillbirths
- Damages to the heart and liver
- Death (in cases of extreme exposure)
Homes where law enforcement personnel are forced to use tear gas to subdue violent suspects can sustain visible and invisible damage. While tear gas pellets and missiles can physically damage personal property and structures within the home, tear gas residue can become a serious health hazard to your family.
If the residue is not cleaned properly, it can cause the same health risks to families residing in the home, as the tear gas does upon initial exposure. This is particularly true if the family breathes the residue for long periods of time.
How Aftermath Addresses Tear Gas Damage
By using state-of-the-art technology and strict procedures for cleaning and controlling affected areas, Aftermath is prepared to tackle even the most complex tear gas situations. Backed by nearly 20 years of research and experience, we are equipped to remediate your home after tear gas damage.
We perform structural remediation by removing damaged walls, floors, property, and surfaces, and we disinfect all areas of your home that may have come into contact with the tear gas. If you or someone you know has experienced tear gas damage to their home or property, contact Aftermath today. We’re ready to help.