Top Tips to Deter Graffiti Vandalism

POSTED BY Terry Carney ON June 9, 2020


You’d like to think that everyone who interacts with your business would do so positively. But alas, that’s not the case. There’ll always be people who try to make life more difficult, directly or otherwise. Take street artists, for example. While you will see your building as a place of business, they might see it as a blank canvas that’s just itching to be tagged. Unfortunately, their efforts can hurt your business. It can make your site look unprofessional, and in any case, it’s simply an annoying issue to have. But thankfully there are things you can do to deter this type of vandalism. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few handy tips.

Clean Up Graffiti Quickly

You might think that a person just absentmindedly crawls on walls, but this isn’t the case. The people that engage in graffiti vandalism do usually care about their projects. At the least, they want it to remain on the wall for a while. There’s nothing more disheartening for a graffiti vandal to finish their job, only to have it removed the following morning. You can let the world know that your work premises are not a blank canvas for street art by clearing up any graffiti as quickly as possible. As soon as you notice street art on your building, get in touch with Token Cleaning Services. We have the knowledge and experience needed to clean up graffiti quickly. It’ll be as if it never happened.

 

Token Cleaning graffiti before and after

 

Protection Options

If you think that there’s a chance that this could become a recurring problem for your business, then take a look at protecting your building. We offer protection for buildings from graffiti and other substances, which will make it all the more difficult for vandals to affect your property. You can add this protection at any time, either after existing graffiti has been removed or as a preventative step. 

Make it Difficult

Many graffiti vandals are opportunistic. It’s rare that they plan to tag one particular spot. Instead, they’ll wait to see what opportunities present themselves. One way to prevent your building from being targeted is to make access more difficult. For example, if you have a fence in between your building and the street, then you’ll be giving vandals an incentive to walk right on past your spot. You’ll also want to ensure that there’s nothing there that can be used by the vandals for their work. For example, they may take advantage of a bin if it can be moved into position.

CCTV 

Vandalism is a crime, let’s remember. While a person engaging in graffiti may want to see their work up on the wall, they don’t want to end up in trouble with the law. They’ll do whatever they can to minimise the chance of that happening. If you have CCTV cameras and motion-sensor lighting at your premises, then you’ll be seriously discouraging vandals from targeting your site. 

Be sure to get in touch if you have a graffiti issue!

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