There are many scenarios wherein a bottle of spray can be troublesome. What if a bottle of pepper spray or mace ruptures outside your apartment? Or perhaps a bottle of spray was accidentally spilled inside your apartment. Even with just a small amount is spilled on the floor, it can already become irritating to the eyes and the respiratory system. You are going to experience coughing quite a bit. Perhaps you would ask what you can do about it.
When this happens, the best thing you can do is open all the windows in your apartment and turn on your ventilation systems such as the fan or your air conditioner. The process will allow the smell to be carried by the air or wind outside your apartment through the window. It is best to put your ventilation systems at maximum capacity so that the process can yield results faster.
It is important to take note that the whole thing may take a while to progress. You may have opened all the windows of your apartment and set the ventilation systems to their maximum capacity and still feel the irritation in your eyes and respiratory system. Remember that the contents of the pepper spray were meant to be strong enough to cause such irritation.
The best thing you can do under these circumstances is to wait for the air to neutralize. Unlike solid materials, air is not something you can just sweep like trash. Air is very dense and so it can come and go inside your apartment from time to time. Just keep your windows open and your ventilation on and wait for the bad air to be gone completely.
By this time you have done what you can and your apartment should be the way it is. But there is still one thing you should do. The foul air is going to come back if you don’t get rid of the source. Make sure you have taken care of the leaking pepper spray bottle wherever it may be located. It may still be leaking and it would be a waste of so much time doing the whole process of neutralizing the air again.
Once you have done all these things, you can then do the finishing touches. The air may seem already neutralized to you but there may still be residues of the contaminated air somewhere in your apartment which you are not aware of. To make sure, you can apply air freshener to your apartment to make it fragrant and more comfortable for you.
To avoid such occurrences, it is advisable to keep and store pepper spray bottles in areas where it cannot easily fall. Keeping it secured in a holster, or tightly locked inside the drawer will prevent it from unwanted use. It is best to keep it properly so you will not be harmed by its irritating smell.
Going through this kind of incident is really disturbing. Should these circumstances occur within your apartment, you can do something about and revive your home’s comfort by doing the things mentioned above.