Graffiti is an unsightly problem that many commercial property owners must deal with at one time or another, particularly if their property is located within a busy city.
Let’s find out a little more about how graffiti is removed, and the costs involved in a professional graffiti cleaning service.
How to remove graffiti
Properties that have been defaced with graffiti can be a real eyesore to the local community.
If your business property is targeted by vandals and sprayed with graffiti, then the poor appearance of your premises could be harmful to your business’ image and reputation if not removed quickly.
The problem with graffiti is that the spray paints used can be very difficult to remove.
Removing graffiti can be even more problematic if it has been sprayed directly onto brickwork or another surface that you want to preserve the appearance of. If your property is a listed building, then you’ll need to approach graffiti removal with extreme care to take care of the building’s appearance.
If the graffiti has been sprayed onto a surface that is already painted, then you may be able to resolve the problem in the short term with a new coat of paint or two.
However, bear in mind that this is not the best solution because as the paint starts to fade or chip away, the graffiti will begin to show through it, so removal is always the best long-term solution.
If graffiti has been sprayed onto an unpainted surface, particularly a porous or historic surface, then removal can be particularly challenging, and you will need to call in the help of a professional cleaning company to safely remove the paint and restore your building’s exterior.
A professional cleaning company will assess the damage and then use specialist equipment, techniques, or cleaning solutions to safely remove the graffiti without causing damage to your property.
What are the costs involved?
The price of using a professional graffiti removal service will vary depending on the details of the job and the cleaning company you choose.
Some factors that may affect graffiti clean up costs include:
- The size of the area the graffiti is covering.
- The type of surface that the graffiti is covering.
- Where on the building the graffiti is located.
- How difficult the graffiti is to remove.
- The time it takes to remove the graffiti.
The best way to find out what costs will be involved with your job is to request a free quote from a trusted cleaning company.
Our trained team of professional cleaners use a steam-based DOFF system to strip away graffiti safely and effectively whilst protecting the brick or stone underneath, it is even suitable for listed buildings.
For more information about our graffiti cleaning services, or to request a free quote on a job, give our team here at Slime and Grime Cleaning a call on 0845 604 3452.