Deploying tear gas may be necessary to bring a violent situation to an end, but it does mean having to deal with cleanup later on. This is not the type of cleanup that can be managed using household products. Instead, the tear gas cleanup is best managed by a team of professionals. Here are a few reasons why this is not a task you should take on yourself.
Tear Gas Settles Everywhere
When tear gas is deployed, it gets on everything. It doesn’t remain suspended in the air forever, nor does it simply disappear. The residue will settle on every surface within the space, leaving a film that’s not easily removed. It’s also a film that does not need to remain there from now on.
The only way to get the space truly clean again is to call in the professionals. Along with other types of cleanups, they understand what it will take to remove the film and restore the space. Best of all, they will know how to look in areas that others would be likely to never consider.
The Dangers of Exposure
Exposure to tear gas is serious business. Even after the event is over, before the cleaning commences, there are dangers associated with being in the space. There’s the potential for skin irritations developing, as well as irritating the eyes. Exposure can lead to breathing problems. Even the liver and heart functions can be adversely affected.
This means you nor anyone else needs to spend time in that space until it’s cleaned. Avoiding it until after the cleanup is a common-sense approach to protecting your health.
Professionals Know How to Protect Themselves During Cleanups
Since exposure does pose such a big risk, it’s to your advantage if professionals are called in to handle the tear gas cleanup. Unlike the rest of us, professionals know what measures to take in order to remain safe during the process. The outcome is that they are able to clean the space and not suffer any ill effects.
To that end, expect the professionals to make use of hazmat suits, wear something to filter the air that they breathe, and ensure that their hands are covered as they deal with any and all surfaces. Thanks to their expertise in keeping safe, you don’t have to worry about their efforts leading to ongoing health issues.
And They Get The Cleanup Done in Less Time
There’s no doubt that a team of professionals can take care of the site in less time than you could manage. Even before the cleanup commences, they already have a comprehensive plan of action in place. They know what needs to be done and the order in which to manage each step of the process.
That translates into avoiding the waste of time or resources. What does happen is the cleanup progresses without any delays, resulting in the space being safe for you to enter in less time. Whether that space is your home or a place of business, faster cleanups translate into getting things back to normal sooner rather than later.
As soon as the police are done with the site, call in the experts. It won’t take them long to bring the situation under control. Once the cleaning is done, you can get on with your life.