Pressure washing is a service commonly used by many graffiti removal experts. It is extremely effective and eliminates the need for heavy scrubbing. It can cause damage to certain surfaces, but in the hands of a trained professional, the risks are minimal or non-existent.
To someone who has been the victim of vandalism, a professional pressure washing may be just what they need to restore their home to its original condition. Graffiti and tagging can have destructive impacts on homeowner’s property as well as commercial properties that have heavy metal on their exterior.
Fences and garage doors are the most common targets for vandals because they’re easily accessible without being seen by the homeowners, and they’re the most visible spots from the street front. By tagging a fence or garage door, they make their mark more visible to the general public. Unfortunately, that leaves the homeowner with the shame and social stigma that a victim of vandalism can feel making them lose property value or potential clients.
People take pride in their homes since it is their house is their biggest asset, and quite possibly the only one that will last the rest of their lives. Having a home vandalized is embarrassing and traumatic. Sometimes, the only way for a homeowner to erase the damage that’s been done is by painting over the surface, but if the surface is white then the graffiti may still be visible underneath. They may also pressure wash the surface without any experience, leading to issues in the long run.
Pressure washing offers a solution to that problem, but unlike painting over graffiti, it actually removes it. For best results, call an expert immediately since there can be hidden danger and the longer the paint stays on the surface, the more likely it will be to sink into the finish. That not only makes it harder to move, but more tedious a task for professional graffiti removal contractors.
QUICK MEASURES AFTER VANDALISM:
As soon as possible, apply detergent to a wet washcloth and wipe down the affected surface to bring up the spray material until help arrives. Keeping the paint wet will make it easier for the professionals to remove, so moisten the paint regularly until it can be power washed. Keep in mind that the surface may still need to be repainted after the pressure washing is complete; pressure washing is not easy on any surface, particularly if it has had to be treated before.
It is also common for a homeowner to find themselves the victim of repeated vandalism attempts, often in the exact same area. However, an effective deterrent is to apply a graffiti-resistant paint or top coating to the surface of a garage or steel siding, making it easier to remove any future vandalism. Such paint and coatings prevent the paint from setting in property, and also discourages vandals from trying again.
Over-the-counter treatments are available from many hardware stores, but the highest quality and most reliable ones are only available commercially. Some can be harmful of applied incorrectly, so for best rests, contact Target Graffiti removal for all your commercial and residential graffiti removal needs.