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Tear Gas Removal & Cleanup Services

In the course of their duties, law enforcement officers are sometimes forced to use tear gas and other non-lethal chemicals to subdue individuals in volatile situations. But keep in mind that “non-lethal” doesn’t mean “harmless”. Tear gas pellets and canisters don’t just make you cry; they can cause violent physical reactions. Designed to irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs, physical tear gas effects include difficulty breathing, chest pain, excessive salivation and watery eyes, and in some cases, those who are exposed for longer periods of time experience vomiting and diarrhea.

Tear Gas Residue

Tear gas also leaves behind residue that can present serious health hazards if not properly treated, particularly within the confined spaces of a home or business. Removing gas isn’t an easy task and should be left to professionals. It’s crucial to call in experts that know how to neutralize tear gas effects to thoroughly remediate all traces of it.

Tear gas residue can seep into porous materials like furniture, mattresses, clothing, carpet and even hardwood floors, and continue to irritate the mucous membranes of anyone residing in or visiting the property long after the incident. It’s imperative that all tear gas residue is neutralized and the home or property is restored to a safe and healthy condition.



If you have been subjected to tear gas, you need to remove the gas from your hands and body to stop the physical irritation. If your home or business has been exposed, you should contact a professional to help you remove, remediate, and cleanup the tear gas. Why?

  • Tear gas cleanup requires the knowledge and equipment of trained professionals. A professional cleanup company has access to personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, gas masks, etc.), specialized cleaning agents, and the ability to test whether or not a scene has been completely remediated.
  • The harmful effects of tear gas residue can persist for months if not properly cleaned. No matter how clean you think a site is, tear gas can penetrate every corner, nook, and cranny, and can even be propelled through the HVAC system. Cleaning the tear gas residue that you can see is only half the battle.

From Dayton to Baton Rouge, Aftermath uses strict control procedures and state-of-the-art technology to carefully and thoroughly wash areas affected with tear gas. A nationwide industry leader in biohazard, crime scene, trauma, and tear gas cleanup, Aftermath is dedicated to maintaining the highest industry standards while providing professional and compassionate services to those we serve. Call or contact us day or night for more information.

For more information on what is tear gas and what it can do to your body, click here.

The Aftermath Remediation Process


We complete an initial walk-through and OSHA-mandated employee-safety hazard assessment of the scene.

Control and Setup
Control and Setup

We use OSHA’s recommended cross-contamination protocol to control the affected area by securing and separating it from other parts of the structure.


We remove all visible traces of blood and biological materials from the affected area. This is the most dangerous step of the remediation process.

Clean, Disinfect, and Deodorize
Clean, Disinfect and Deodorize

After removal, we clean, disinfect, and deodorize affected surfaces using EPA-rated disinfectants.


Upon completion, we use adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing technology to guarantee hospital-level standards of disinfection.


"Zach was compassionate, professional, caring and easy to work with, yet clear with what he needed to do and conscious of safety. His crew were equally caring and professional."

Peggy H. - Chicago, IL

"Aftermath was very professional and completed the work in a timely and efficient manner. I would recommend them to future clients because of my experience with the professional work done during this stressful time. Good job, Jennifer. "

Michael G. - Boulder, CO

"Aftermath team made a very hard event much easier. Without them, I do not know how I would have made it through this. Corry went above and beyond my expectations. She was much more than the lead and for that I am more than thankful."

Christopher R. - Tallahassee, FL

"My father passed away and was left unattended for a few days with His two dogs in the house. We called aftermath on a recommendation from the local police department. John and his team were so helpful, thoughtful and professional throughout this difficult process. They even helped us load my father’s Harley into our trailer because we didn’t have a ramp. John stood with us while his team worked and let us reminisce about our father with him. The team went through everything in the house and saved everything that they could for us. During this incredibly difficult time for us, they put our minds at ease knowing that they would take care of cleaning the house completely and thoroughly. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, john and team. "

Jessica S. - Tennessee

"Jason and Ryan went above and beyond any expectations in my time of grief. They are professional, courteous and experts in their field of work. They performed all work quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend this company and these men to anyone. "

Erin R. - Ashville, NC

"Aftermath was very professional and was able to accommodate the urgency in the situation. They explained the services and was able to relieve my worries as they dealt with the insurance company. Other companies were unable to take the job or handle the job with efficiency to get the ball moving. Since I was needing the job done in a small window of time."

Latoya G. - Sacramento, CA

"The service, communication, and level of professionalism from Alex and Greg was amazing. They made an extremely difficult time bearable and easy to navigate. They took on having to figure out all the logistics and allowed me to focus on other priorities without having to worry about what they were doing. "

Zachary F. - East Stroudsburg, PA

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