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!

3 Reasons Why Graffiti Removal is a Must for Business Owners

Graffiti is more than an eye-sore. When you find it on your property, you can’t let it stay there. Here are three reasons why:

3 Reasons Why Graffiti Removal is a Must for Business Owners

1. Graffiti makes your customers feel unsafe.

Even if the graffiti isn’t directly related to a gang or criminal activity, that scrawl tells customers they are not in a safe neighborhood, even if they are. Don’t let a vandal’s spray-painted message get in the way of the message you are trying to send your customers.  

2. Graffiti is contagious. 

Graffiti is like a virus. It spreads. When graffiti goes up and stays up, more graffiti occurs. And to make matters worse, graffiti has been shown to increase littering and crime. The faster you have the graffiti vandalism removed, the less likely you are to have graffiti and other problems on and around your business. Tell the vandals you have zero tolerance for graffiti and crime by getting it removed promptly. 

3. Graffiti can leave permanent damage to your property. 

Vandals use a variety of writing tools to leave their mark–spray paint, markers, and household paint are three common examples. The longer the graffiti stays up, the more the paint, ink, and chemicals from these tools seep into the surface. The sun can also “bake” the paint into the surface making it even more difficult to remove. The faster you have the graffiti removed, the less likely there is to be permanent damage to your property.

Need graffiti removed? We can help. No matter what surface it is on, we’ll get rid of it quickly and do it right the first time. Find out more about our graffiti removal services here or contact us today for a free estimate!