3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Handle Graffiti Removal Yourself

If you have small children, most likely you have had to remove crayon or marker from a surface inside your home. While it took a good scrubbing, you were probably able to remove it easily and in a short amount of time. Removing graffiti on your business is another matter. Here are three reasons why you should let 214 Pressure Washing handle graffiti removal instead of doing it yourself:

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Handle Graffiti Removal Yourself

1)  Graffiti is toxic. 

Most vandals use spray paint which contains numerous substances harmful to skin, eyes, and the environment. If you attempt to remove graffiti vandalism from your business, you may risk your own health in doing so. Removal can cause toxic substances to splash on to skin, into eyes, and release noxious fumes. And if you don’t collect the water you use in the removal correctly, you can also harm the environment by allowing toxic water and debris to seep into the earth or flow into storm drains which lead to the ocean. 214 Pressure Washing has the equipment, materials, and training to remove graffiti safely and in an environmentally-friendly manner.

2) Graffiti needs to be removed quickly or it spreads.

As a business owner, you have a lot to do. You would love to remove graffiti as soon as it pops up, but is that really your top priority when you have customers to serve and orders to fill? Unfortunately, the longer the graffiti stays up, the more vandalism you risk at your business because graffiti is like a virus, it spreads. So while you may not have the time to get that graffiti down right away, we do. Give us a call and we’ll remove it quickly and affordably so you minimize the risk of future vandalism.

3) Removing your own graffiti can be dangerous.

Did you know you may be putting yourself in harm’s way by removing graffiti? Graffiti is often used by gangs to claim their territory, promote themselves, or send messages to other gang members. You have probably seen the stories on the news of gang members threatening and harming people they found removing their graffiti. Please allow us to handle your graffiti removal. We have the experience and training to remove it safely and effectively.

Don’t take graffiti into your own hands. Trust 214 Pressure Washing to do the job safely and quickly.  Contact us for a quote today!

Medical and Economical Dangers of Green Algae

Green algae can accumulate anywhere with the proper conditions. Moist humidity – something Texas has plenty of – can provide the perfect environment for the growth of mold and algae.

Not only can this mossy, slippery, green carpet be unsightly, it can also cause numerous health problems to humans, animals and the environment ranging from toxicity to slips and falls.

Medical and Economical Dangers of Green Algae

Additionally, green algae breaks down cement, resulting in future expenses if not properly maintained.

Green algae can also be a catalyst for other contaminants such as moss, mold, or mildew. 

There are numerous applications available to remove green algae from concrete and other surfaces, but many of these processes involve harsh or harmful chemicals which can be a turn-off to potential customers who walk past your business and smell or see them.

While bleach can certainly remove the stains and smells, it can also serve to further toxify the soil and landscape around your building which can kill existing vegetation as well as destroy microorganisms in the soil that are necessary for new, future growth of desired plants.

A more economical, effective – and less toxic – way to rid your property of this unappealing blanket of green, is through proper and regular pressure washing from people who know how to eradicate the problem.

In addition to initial removal of the stains created by algae, mold, moss, and mildew, a professional pressure washer can provide tips and tricks for ways to help prevent the build-up of this messy health hazard.

Contact us today to see how we can make your location look clean and inviting.