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.

 

HOW DO YOU CLEAN TEAR GAS?

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.

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

Assess
Assess

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.

Remove
Remove

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.

Verify
Verify

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

Testimonials

"Dennise was exceptional. She was patient, knowledgeable, hardworking and a pleasure to work with. She assembled an excellent crew who worked hard to ensure that the house was remediated."

Amy M. - Missouri City, TX

"Tom and his team were absolutely amazing and worked through the night so that the family with a special needs child could come back into their home as soon as possible. They were very compassionate. They weren’t all business, very professional. I recommend him and his staff to anyone who goes through a tragedy such as this. God bless them all. "

Erika W. - Fayetteville, NC

"The team was very informative, sensitive to our needs, and very professional and listened to what we had to say. The house is very clean and smells good with no lingering odors. I am very happy with the job that was done and could not have asked for anything better. Wonderful team, fantastic job! Thank you! "

Lisa S. - Raleigh, NC

"I had no clue what to do, especially as I was overwhelmed with grief. Hooper and Weaver in Grass Valley, CA, recommended your company. As it was a Saturday, I honestly expected to have to wait a few more days to have it cleaned. But from the moment I contacted your company, I received both professional & compassionate help. While I would never wish this experience on anyone, it was good to have such a professional company & compassionate people when I needed them. I just want to say thank you to your three employees and let you know that you have some wonderful people working for you."

Jennifer P. - Grass Valley, CA

"Absolutely phenomenal service, I couldn’t have asked for a more professional, compassionate, well-grounded crew to have taken care of me and this job. Paul and his co-worker were outstanding, absolutely heart-felt, kind, perfect people for the job. I will recommend this company whenever I get the chance."

Lauren N. - Cinnaminson, NJ

"Rick, Jay, and Sonny did an outstanding job of meeting or in most cases exceeding our expectations at a very difficult and trying time for our family. I am a close personal friend of the funeral director who gave us your name and have already assured him of their outstanding work for us. Truly an asset to your company and great representatives!"

Janet H. - Neosho Rapids, KS

"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

"Bryn and Jason could not have been more professional, kind and compassionate at a time when I was devastated by loss. They went above and beyond."

Arden R. - Raleigh, NC

"[The] team members were extremely professional, compassionate, & helpful from beginning to end of cleanup. I’m so very thankful for the time they provided me in answering many questions about the overall process. Based on their conduct, I would definitely recommend Aftermath Services to friends & family in need."

Saundra M. - Eugene, OR

"Tom, Chris, and Keith were very compassionate and caring. They made everything so much less stressful for me! They understood the needs of the customer and went out of their way to make my life so much easier at this difficult time. Wonderful staff!"

Pamela J. - Richmond, VA

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