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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.


"Exemplary Communication, Care, Attention to detail. This team deployed quickly to a biohazard situation, provided excellent advice and counsel, performed their work with integrity, and were instrumental when helping us with the insurance claim. A+++"

Randy N. - October 11, 2022

"From my initial contact with Jeanine to the final walk through with Jason, Tristan, Marquel and Fritz Aftermath services has been tremendously upfront, kind and compassionate after the death of my sister. During such a difficult time I never would have thought that I would walk away with five new friends. I am forever grateful."

Megan M. - October 10, 2022

"Aftermath Services Manager Christopher and his Assistant Manager Trainee Gabriel took care of my tenants (who was family) apartment swiftly. It was disgusting in there. Will be going back to this company if a situation arises like this in the future. Drive home safe guys and thank you for your hard work."

John I. - October 12, 2022

"I can not thank Cecily and Fernando enough for all the hard work and dedication they exerted to resolve our family crisis. Thank you both very much. You truly care about the families that you serve and it shows. "

Joseph T. - September 19, 2022

"Lacey and her team are amazing. We never experienced anything like this they walked us through process explained everything upfront even cost and went above and beyond. They were professional, compassionate and informative from minute they showed up even on a holiday. Sorry to say this hope I never need their services again but if we did Aftermath will be our 1st call. Thank you so much."

Patti B. - September 12, 2022

"The Pasadena Aftermath team did an outstanding job. Not only are they a remarkable team, they are also exceptional individuals. Over the course of the week that they were here, we got to know and trust them. They handled this unthinkable situation with grace, compassion, and the utmost respect for the victims. Words will never be able to truly capture the appreciation we have for them. When our world felt like it was hit with a tsunami, your team threw us a life preserver and told us that we will be okay again.The world needs more “Kevins”, “Jamies”, and “Hassens”, who will help lift the burden off of strangers who are facing their darkest days."

Ashlyn B. - September 5, 2022

"Sterling and Aurelia did much more than clean the scene. They were patient, kind, and very compassionate. They took good care of the property as if it was there own. Sterling and Aurelia communicated with us every step of the way. Their presence alone did much to contribute to the healing process. On top of all that, they did a fantastic job cleaning the house. To be honest, we hated to see them leave. Our family thank them both to the highest degree!!"

Tim F. - August 22, 2022

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