Graffiti Removal

For a long time, Graffiti has been a part of the social fabric in urban society. While some pieces are viewed as street art, most cases of graffiti are often facile tags which gives arguable aesthetic benefits. Graffiti are typically unsolicited writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted, on a wall or other surface, often within public view. Graffiti range from simple written words to elaborate wall murals, and they have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most states, marking or painting property without the property owner’s permission is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.
Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Gangs use their own form of graffiti to mark territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities.
As a result, the practice of graffiti is considered both damaging and unlawful. However, there are still individuals who participate in the practice and vandalize areas of communities. Graffiti vandalism or labeling is a network issue that can bring down property values and even encourage more vandalism and different sorts of wrongdoing. It proposes that the area couldn’t care less and can’t adapt to the issue. Tagging left untouched only draws in more tagging.

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Property owners aren’t able to begin removing graffiti until they see it, which often takes a while because they are busy with other responsibilities.. The Reactive Removal Method relies on the owner waiting for complaints from concerned residents or tenants. This method is effective in non-regular cases, and in properties with concerned and persistent residents, however for locations with chronic levels of graffiti are rarely reported. This is due to the assumed futility of reporting the graffiti. Having a company that specializes in graffiti identification and removal can save you time and frustration of having to maintain a clean property.

Graffiti Prevention

In addition to inspections, another way to manage graffitti is to use sealants to protect graffiti prone locations. Sealants protect the surface and significantly reduce the cost of removing the graffiti from the surface.Initially these were only available for painted surfaces, but products have been designed to protect a range of surfaces, such as brick and concrete. Both of these methods reduce the time taken to find and remove graffiti.
There are a few ways to deal with graffiti once it is found; painting it out, or chemically removing it. If you are in a situation where you must remove graffiti, leaving the job to licensed professionals is best as they understand which method works best depending on the intensity of the graffiti. MSI is one of the leading providers of graffiti removal in North and South Carolina, serving many residential and commercial clients across the states. Contact us today for a quote.