British Columbia's trauma & crime scene cleanup specialists since 1998


1st Trauma Scene Clean Up is proud to offer top-of-the-line remediation services.

Using industry-leading tear gas decontamination agents, we thoroughly deodorize and sanitize the environment, eliminating any potential health risks posed by its residues.

Our company understands the urgency and sensitivity of such situations and strives to provide prompt, professional, and discreet services.

what is tear gas and how it impacts those exposed to it

Tear gas is a chemical compound commonly used by law enforcement. The most common types include CS gas, CN gas, and OC gas. When deployed, it creates a temporary burning sensation in the eyes, throat, and skin, which leads to intense tearing, difficulty breathing, coughing, and disorientation. Prolonged exposure or high concentrations can cause more severe respiratory problems, nausea, vomiting, and even chemical burns.

Apart from the immediate health effects, tear gas can also have an impact on properties. The gas’s fine particles can settle on indoor and outdoor surfaces, including walls, furniture, carpets, and vegetation. Over time, tear gas residue can deteriorate building materials, causing discoloration, staining, and damage. If not adequately remediated, these residues can continue to release toxic fumes, posing long-term health risks to occupants.

Given these potential health and property impacts, it is crucial to seek professional tear gas remediation services, like those provided by 1st Trauma Scene Clean Up, to ensure proper decontamination, removal, and restoration of affected areas.

4 steps in remediation

Step 1:

Complimentary assessment of the affected space.

Step 2:

Provide a written quote detailing the scope of work, including cost and timeline to complete cleanup.

Step 3:

Perform remediation service as outlined in quote.

Step 4:

Post-cleaning evaluation to ensure all traces of residue have been removed and the property is safe for re-occupancy. 

Contact us here today for a free, no-obligation consultation. For urgent appointments, call us at (604)598-8887.

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OC Gas (Pepper Spray)

Pepper spray cleanup

OC gas is an aerosol that contains capsaicin, an irritant derived from hot pepper plants. It is used to immobilize or incapacitate a person or animal, especially one that is an attacker.

Pepper spray is a similar product that contains capsaicin as the active ingredient and is used as a less lethal weapon in policing, riot control, crowd control, and self-defense. It causes temporary blindness, burning and pain sensations, and shortness of breath.

Source: Wikipedia

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What is CN Gas?

CN Gas used to control riots

Phenacyl chloride is a substituted acetophenone that is used as a building block in organic chemistry. It has also been historically used as a riot control agent, where it is designated CN. Phenacyl chloride is thermally stable and is the only tear agent that is distillable at ambient conditions. It is important to note that phenacyl chloride should not be confused with cyanide, another agent used in chemical warfare, which has the chemical structure CN.

Source: Wikipedia

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What is CS gas?

Tear Gas Remediation

CS gas is a type of tear gas that is used as a riot control agent. It is an aerosol of a volatile solvent and chlorobenzalmalononitrile, which is a solid compound at room temperature. Exposure to CS gas causes a burning sensation and tearing of the eyes, resulting in profuse coughing, nasal mucus discharge, disorientation, and difficulty breathing, partially incapacitating the subject.

CS gas is generally accepted as being non-lethal.

Source: Wikipedia

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