Graffiti is an interesting art form to be sure, and one that no city is immune to. However, if you are a business owner, the last thing you want to find when you open up shop in the morning is a piece of this spray paint art adorning a once pristine portion of your building. From sloppy looking tags and obscene words to more artfully done pieces, you want to handle graffiti quickly because it is more of a problem than you think.
Graffiti Looks Unprofessional
Some businesses might welcome some well done graffiti on their building to add a bit of interest, but chances are, you don’t. Even if you don’t run a high-end business, graffiti on the side of your building makes it look a little less than professional to your customer base. Even if it has only been there for a day, it makes customers think you don’t care what your exterior looks like and this could make them think less of how dedicated you are to your business, even if it is just subconsciously.
Graffiti Makes the Area Look Unsafe
While graffiti isn’t as connected to gang activity as it may have once been, there still is that reputation. Graffiti is more common in less safe areas of town, and you probably don’t want new customers to think your area is unsafe. Furthermore, if nothing else, if your building has been tagged, it definitely says that it is not being patrolled often. If some kid had enough time to ornately paint something in your alley, it says the area isn’t as patrolled as it should be.
Graffiti Breeds Graffiti
In most graffiti culture, it is made up of a series of people that try to outdo each other, tagging more dangerous places than the others. However, sometimes it also means that once one tag appears, others will come along and add their as well. Once a piece of graffiti has appeared in an area, it is an advertisement that says one person could safely tag there, so others might feel they can do it as well.
Removing Graffiti is Important, Now What?
If your business has been hit with graffiti, chances are your didn’t need to hear all the reasons it needs to be removed. However, if you have spent half of your business day outside with a scrub brush and any one of the graffiti removing cleaners you found at the hardware store, you know that removing graffiti is not as easy as everyone thinks. Even if you do manage to get the top layers of paint off, it still leaves a pretty visible shadow where it has absorbed into the building. Luckily, if you want graffiti gone fast and want even the shadow removed, pressure washing can be the answer. The water and solution penetrate deeply and strip paint away without all the pain of scrubbing.
If you have graffiti on the side of your Dallas business or home, contact us today to see what Dallas Pressure Washing can do for you.