Graffiti and vandalism affect everyone, homeowners, communities, businesses and schools, and you. Graffiti contributes to lost revenue associated with reduced passengers riding transit systems, reduced retail sales, and extreme declines in property value.
Graffiti and vandalism are closely associated with gang activity which makes many people very uncomfortable. It can also be very dangerous for you to do on your own without the proper equipment. Read below for some more suggestions on removing vandalism from your property.
Negative effects of graffiti/ vandalism:
- Health risk
- Jeopardizes welfare of the community
- Conveys a perception that protecting public and private property is of low importance
- Creates a sense of disrespect in the community
- Can encourage unlawful activity
- A nuisance affecting property value, or business
- Offensive to some individuals and groups
Do you live in the city? If so, there are a variety of techniques you can try when attempting to remove the graffiti, and vandalism off of your property these include:
Pressure washing uses water in combination with a solvent to remove graffiti from a surface. A solvent may first be applied and then the surface is washed with the pressure washer. Sometimes baking soda is used to remove graffiti as well. While pressure washing is effective, it can wear down the surface being treated.
Soda blasting is a common solution used to remove dirt and vandalism from brick and other hard surfaces. One of the major benefits of soda blasting is that the bicarbonate soda is safe for the environment!
Dry Ice Blasting
Dry Ice Blasting uses ice pellets to remove unwanted debris, it is not harmful to the environment or surrounding surfaces. Dry ice blasting removes graffiti within one session of cleaning. After dry ice blasting, the surface is left completely dry, odorless, and it is also ideal for the interior of buildings.
Graffiti can instantly ruin the curb appeal of any street, neighborhood, or even town. With quick action, the appropriate tools, and fully trained professionals at Steamatic, graffiti and vandalism can be quickly removed from many surfaces leaving little or no traces behind. If you need help removing graffiti call Steamatic professionals at 1 888 767 7616 today!