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Tear Gas Cleanup

What we call Tear Gas is actually not gas at all but a fine powder or oil based vapors. Cleaning the tear gas residue might be more complicated than what you thought.

There are about 15 products on the market that can go under the tear gas category. Even though the chemical compounds used in these products are different they all produce tearing, sneezing, coughing and temporary blindness.
wall with cut out drywall and purple tear gas residue
The most common tear gas used in the U.S. goes under the acronym CS, CR and CN. The substance that is used determines the way we perform the cleanup. As a tear gas cleanup company, here are the types of tear gas we come across most often.

Types of Tear Gas

Tear gas contains a chemical compounds that irritates the mucous membranes. The types of tear gas are:

  • CS – At room temperature this gas is not actually gas but a fine powder aerosolized to produce a cloud in the air that is inhaled by the targets. The residue sinks into all objects around the incident such as clothing, backpacks, furniture, upholstery and curtains.
  • CN – Is known as Mace works very effectively at close range. The CN is dispersed with an oily substance, which causes it to stick to skin and other surfaces.
  • CR – Is a pale yellow solid in the form of fine powder that is suspended in liquid and dispersed into the air. CR can stay active on surfaces for up to 2 months and must be properly cleaned.

Knowing which one was used can help with the cleanup.

Tear Gas and the Damage it Leaves Behind

Tear gas can cause a lot of damage and require thorough and meticulous cleaning. Call now to schedule a cleanup or to with questions that you may have about your particular situation.

Tear Gas Clean Up

After an indoor space was contaminated, tear gas clean up and remediation is necessary to reverse or stop further health or environmental damage.

Tear Gas Cleaning

  • All Bio SoCal staff wear protective gear when entering a space that was affected by tear gas. That includes a full-face respirator and biohazard suit.
  • We remove the tear gas residue by vacuuming the area thoroughly with an industrial grade vacuum. Home vacuums will simply not work because the fine dust will escape the filters and be redistributed again into the air, causing more tearing and coughing.
  • Washing everything with large amounts of water, especially when CS is involved can make the effect even worse.
  • Remove carpets, upholstery and cloth based furniture. Hard surfaces are cleaned and disinfected.
  • Everything that can be moved outside should taken out and cleaned, watching for downdraft.

Following protocols for cleaning up tear gas is essential to ensure that all tear gas residue is removed. We take the proper steps in tear gas cleanup for the safety of you and others.

The Most Experienced Tear Gas Clean Up Company

Bio SoCal deals with all kinds of decontamination; whether it is a crime scene, attempted or successful suicide scene, decomposing body or tear gas decontamination, our professional team has extensive training in all matters of hazard and biohazard removal. We work with insurance companies and victim’s compensation funds. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for quick response and emergencies.

Southern California Counties Served

Los Angeles County

Phone: (310) 773-4599

Riverside County

Phone: (951) 534-5899
Phone: (760) 565-5900

San Bernardino County

Phone: (909) 332-5800

Ventura County

Phone: (805) 852-1600

Orange County

Phone: (714) 831-0088
Phone: (949) 424-6299

Santa Barbara County

Phone: (805) 852-1600

Kern County(Parts of)

Phone: (805) 852-1600

San Diego County (Parts Of)

Phone: (760) 565-5900

100% of Bio SoCal’s business is Biohazard and Hoarding Remediation as opposed to competitors and restoration companies that focus on smoke, fire, mold, and water and do very little biohazard remediation and decontamination but bid on work as “filler” without the proper training or experience.
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