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Graffiti

Dealing with unwanted graffiti is an ongoing challenge in many urban areas. It is unsightly, can be offensive and is often seen as a clear sign that a neighbourhood is starting to go downhill. The problem can start with just one tag or slogan scrawled on a building then, just as one broken window inevitably leads to more, copycat tags and slogans start to follow and their rapid proliferation makes it increasingly difficult and costly to get things cleaned up. 

Aerosol spray paint is the most typical substance used by vandals, however we do come across a variety of other substances such as felt marker pens, waxy products (including lip stick), emulsion and gloss paint. 

Once we have cleaned off the graffiti we often treat the surface with a special anti-graffiti treatment to prevent further attacks. Additional prevention tactics include; creating barriers such as prickly plants, improving lighting and security and keeping the area clean and well maintained.

Cleaning

The key with graffiti is to remove it quickly so we always aim to do this within 24 hours of notification. Our unique SteamPLUS cleaning system really comes into its own for this type of work as pressure can be adjusted to suit different surface materials as well as different kinds of paint product.

Prevention

Always remove graffiti as quickly as possible to avoid copy cat tags. Repeat offenders much prefer places where their work is left up, so this will encourage them to go elsewhere. Applying a special anti-graffiti treatment can also help make it more difficult for vandals to re-offend.

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graffiti assist

Some buildings are particularly prone to frequent, repeat graffiti attacks which is both annoying and costly for the owner or manager responsible for maintaining the building. Graffiti Assist - our new Graffiti Management service - helps address this problem.  We charge an agreed monthly fee to regularly check your building exterior and immediately remove any new graffiti. 

Because work is planned we can schedule and allocate resources well in advance which allows us to reduce our fees. We estimate that clients who require regular graffiti removal will save on their cleaning costs, in some cases this could add up to several thousand pounds over the course of a year! 

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Related Case Studies

Fast graffiti removal for Environment Agency

In December 2018 protesters graffitied Horizon House, the regional HQ for the Environment Agency. We received a call for help at 2.00 pm and by 5.00 pm had removed all trace of the graffiti.

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Fairfield High School

We were contacted by the caretaker of Fairfield High School, Bristol. The school had very large quantity of organised, but now tired looking, graffiti art covering a very prominent wall. The caretaker required the wall to be stripped of paint and brought back to its original condition.

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Graffiti deleted for Hathaway House

Hathaway House provides low cost social housing for people needing somewhere to live. The property had become a victim of unwanted graffiti which was making it look run down and uncared for...

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The Environment Agency

We were asked to undertake some graffiti removal at ‘Kings Meadow House’ an Environment Agency site in Reading.

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London | Manchester | Birmingham | Liverpool | Leeds

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Client Testimonials

“They did a really great job of cleaning the high-level cladding on the building. I know that they offer a range of cleaning services and I will definitely be using them again in the future. ”

Christopher Haswell - Project Manager - Maddox Construction

“Absolutely spotless and perfectly clean, well done and thank you.”

Lloyd - Lambert Smith Hampton

“Excellent to deal with from start to finish, very professional in their attitude and kept us informed at every stage. ”

Esther Hunting - Warwick Estates

“The works surpassed my expectations! I will have no problem referring you to my friends and business associates.”

Andy Lane - Lane Pearson Automotive Group Ltd

“Quite simply a very professional, friendly, family business that provides good value for money. ”

Les Richards - Board member of the RTM

“I was very impressed with the finish your company produced and how quickly you managed to do it.”

Tom Brady - MD Building Services

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