Graffiti vandalism on exposed surfaces such as concrete, brick, and stone can pose a significant challenge and is an unwelcome occurrence for property owners. Swift removal is a natural response, not only to discourage further graffiti but also to send a clear message to vandals.
However, it’s essential to approach graffiti removal with caution due to the diverse range of bare surfaces, each with varying levels of porosity and hardness, as well as the multitude of paints and dyes used by vandals. Care must be taken to safeguard the surface being cleaned and prevent any lasting damage or blemishes.
Identifying the surface type and the graffiti substance is crucial to selecting the appropriate cleaning solution, thereby preventing additional complications. The use of a chemical that is either too potent or incompatible with the surface can result in immediate damage or gradual deterioration of the substrate over time.
Some potential issues arising from improper graffiti removal methods include:
- The application of chemicals that can cause burns, bleaching, or acid etching on surfaces.
- Incorrect treatment duration, allowing the graffiti to penetrate deeper into the substrate.
- Insufficient protection of surrounding surfaces from chemical runoff.
- High-pressure cleaning leading to surface marks and damage to mortar.
- Water infiltration and damage to building interiors.
- Abrasive cleaning techniques causing permanent harm to hard surfaces.
- Brick damage leading to rising damp and salt deposits.
These are just a few examples of problems caused by harsh chemicals unsuitable for the surface or overly aggressive cleaning methods that scar the substrate.
When improper cleaning methods damage brick, stone, and concrete surfaces, they not only leave visible marks but can also result in salt deposits and rising damp due to increased substrate vulnerability. This, in turn, can lead to premature brick deterioration and structural instability.
Our technicians are extensively trained to assess various surface types, select appropriate cleaning solutions, and address the unique challenges posed by different graffiti materials.
Each technician is equipped with a comprehensive array of cleaning solutions in their surface restoration vehicles, ensuring they can promptly and effectively handle any graffiti removal scenario on-site.
This commitment to expertise and preparedness enables us to provide efficient and successful graffiti removal services.