If there is a situation in your home involving an uncooperative suspect, there is a chance that law enforcement may be forced to use tear gas to subdue the suspect. Tear Gas is a chemical agent that impairs the suspect by causing a burning sensation in the eyes, nose, and skin, and is made from many of the same chemicals as pepper spray or mace. In the short term, tear gas is effective in subduing violent suspects. In the long term, however, tear gas residue can have disastrous effects on your home and the health and safety of you and your family.
Visible Effects on your Home
The most noticeable effects are the ones that you can see. Physical damage can occur in your home as a result of tear gas use. For instance, law enforcement may have to break windows or doors to deliver the canister into the room. Law enforcement officers also use tear gas pellets and other delivery devices that can cause more damage to your home than a canister. They can damage your personal belongings like furniture and appliances. The visible effects are safer to clean than the invisible effects, but they still contain the dangerous tear gas residue that must be professionally decontaminated.
Invisible Effects on your Home
While the visible effects can be saddening to see, the real danger comes with the invisible effects. Tear gas residue that is left on walls, ceilings, flooring, furniture, clothing, and anything else in your home, can pose serious risks to the health of you and your family. Side effects of prolonged exposure to tear gas residue include a variety of respiratory illnesses, pregnancy and birth complications, and in extreme cases, even death. Tear gas residue can remain in your property from past tenants if not handled properly, so it is crucial to have your home tested if you suspect that tear gas may have been used.
Tear Gas Decontamination
It is very important that you do not try to clean the tear gas residue yourself. Thorough decontamination requires years of specialized training, expensive professional cleaning and protective equipment, and cleaning solutions that can normally only be obtained by professional cleanup companies. This is when a call to Spaulding Decon of Tampa is crucial. Our professional decontamination team is dedicated to the safety of your family, under any circumstances. We use state-of-the-art cleaning solutions and decontamination equipment to rid your home of any tear gas residue. To ensure that we have thoroughly decontaminated the affected area, we hire a third-party company to test for any remaining residue.
Spaulding Decon of Tampa, Florida
Since 2005, Spaulding Decon has been providing a variety of services in the Tampa, Florida area. Our professionals serve communities all across the Tampa area, including Brandon, Riverview, and St. Pete. Spaulding Decon specializes in crime scene cleanup, biohazard remediation, rodent dropping cleanup, and more. For more information, give us a call at (813)298-7122, or visit our website at https://spauldingdecon.com/locations/florida/tampa.