Graffiti should be removed as soon as it appears, as customers do not want to do business in areas where graffiti is apparent. Employees of these businesses where graffiti is evident, also feel uncomfortable. No matter where graffiti is, private property or businesses, people find it to be frustrating. Owners of these properties need to call Abacus Environment, Inc. to perform graffiti removal as soon as possible, in hopes to prevent more graffiti being marked on their property and customers to be driven away. If property owner tries to remove this graffiti on their own, it will cost them a lot of effort and time. They most likely do not have the proper equipment or skills for removal.
Graffiti detracts from the aesthetic appeal of a building. Wage war against this form of vandalism. Most often, professional graffiti removal services are less expensive than handling the problem in house and produce better results. Proper identification of surface and paint types are keys to successful graffiti removal. These identifiers determine the best product and the best process to combat the problem.
The best product for the job in the wrong hands (and vice versa) could spell disaster! Improper use of acids may etch the surface. Thinners and acetone can separate the components, driving dyes deeper into porous surfaces. Sandblasting can permanently discolor, deteriorate and significantly damage masonry substrates. We can identify the surface, determine the best product for the job, and what’s more, on most surfaces, we are able to use a product that knows the difference between paint and dirt. Thus you don’t end up with a “clean spot” where the graffiti one was.
Graffiti is an urgent matter, the reasons are several. First graffiti breeds graffiti – allowing graffiti to exist on exterior facades invites and encourages future acts of vandalism. Second, the longer paint is permitted to linger on the surface, the deeper it is absorbed into porous surfaces. Graffiti removed within the first 48 hours is far less likely to leave traces of shadows or outlines.