Crime Scene Clean-Up® offers professional removal and remediation of tear gas, also called OC spray, which is sometimes used in homes or businesses by law enforcement officers to subdue violent individuals. In addition to tear gas, CSCU also cleans up after pepper spray, Luminol spray, and similar substances.
Tear gas can refer to several different chemical compounds, all of which irritate mucous membranes and cause tearing, coughing, sneezing, pain, rashes and even temporary blindness. Long-term exposure can cause symptoms to recur and worsen, and are especially damaging to persons with COPD or other respiratory problems. For this reason, no one should enter a structure containing tear gas until highly trained and experienced tear gas cleanup specialist safely remediates the facility.
Tear gas is not easy to clean. The tear gas particles themselves are like fine talcum powder, and given its purpose, it gets everywhere. To clean up tear gas, our highly trained cleanup technicians carefully wash all affected surfaces, using plastic sheeting and duct tape to seal off cleaned areas and prevent cross contamination. It may take numerous passes to remove it all, especially if there are rough or porous surfaces (e.g. exposed brick walls, paneling).
Our staff also uses personal protective equipment (PPE) and proprietary cleaning agents to ensure the highest quality of service while always adhering to OSHA, EPA and State Health Department guidelines and procedures.
In addition to tear gas cleanup residue, we assess damage from tear gas pellets or missiles. Hundreds of rounds of tear gas canisters are sometimes fired into a structure to gain control of a violent situation, and some of these may penetrate wallboard. As a result, tear gas may wind up inside walls or in the HVAC system. Complete remediation may require removal of walls, floors or furniture coverings that have been damaged by tear gas canisters.
If it appears that the tear gas has penetrated the building’s heating or air conditioning ducts, we recommend an HVAC service provider to perform a clean out. Our rigorous tear gas cleanup methods ensure that the area will be safe to inhabit.
Request assistance now or call 1-800-991-3645 and receive immediate assistance with a Customer Care Advisor. Let our trained tear gas cleanup specialists provide peace of mind with services that return your home or property to a safe, livable condition.