Graffiti is more than an eye-sore. When you find it on your property, you can’t let it stay there. Here are three reasons why:

1. Graffiti makes your customers feel unsafe.

Even if the graffiti isn’t directly related to a gang or criminal activity, that scrawl tells customers they are not in a safe neighborhood, even if they are. Don’t let a vandal’s spray-painted message get in the way of the message you are trying to send your customers.

2. Graffiti is contagious.

Graffiti is like a virus. It spreads. When graffiti goes up and stays up, more graffiti occurs. And to make matters worse, graffiti has been shown to increase littering and crime. The faster you have the graffiti vandalism removed, the less likely you are to have graffiti and other problems on and around your business. Tell the vandals you have zero tolerance for graffiti and crime by getting it removed promptly.

3. Graffiti can leave permanent damage to your property. 

Vandals use a variety of writing tools to leave their mark–spray paint, markers, and household paint are three common examples. The longer the graffiti stays up, the more the paint, ink, and chemicals from these tools seep into the surface. The sun can also “bake” the paint into the surface making it even more difficult to remove. The faster you have the graffiti removed, the less likely there is to be permanent damage to your property.

Need graffiti removed? We can help. No matter what surface it is on, we’ll get rid of it quickly and do it right the first time. Find out more about our graffiti removal services here or contact us today for a free estimate!  

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Commercial Power Washing: Keep Exterior Areas of Your Building Safe & Clean

Posted on June 2nd 2018 07:15 AM

powerwashWhen most people hear “power washing,” they think about restoring residential decks or siding to their original appearance.

But those are just a couple of uses for power washing (sometimes called pressure washing). There are several commercial uses for power washing, making it one of the most effective ways to clean and protect areas around your facility.

Power washing takes water and puts it under from 2,000 to 4,000 pounds of pressure per square inch (PSI) – essentially turning a normal flow of water into a mega-powerful tool capable of erasing even the most stubborn dirt and stains.

So, beyond decks and siding, what can be cleaned or removed using power washing? We’ve listed some of the “tough ‘n’ ugly” substances that can be removed from areas around your building to improve appearance and ensure safety:

Grease. Grease left by cars in your parking lot can be a safety issue if someone slips on it, and also tends to dirty your interior because people walk on the grease and carry it into the building on their shoes. Another area that’s prone to grease buildup is the perimeter around your trash receptacles. Spilled food and liquids collect and can trigger a costly slip-and-fall accident; that same collection of dirt is undoubtedly being brought into your building on the soles of shoes, too.

Weather stains and airborne pollution. Take a look at your building walls, outdoor seating areas, permanent trash containers and signage. All of these can become stained by the chemicals in rain and the dirt in the air. Buildings with rough exterior surfaces are especially prone to collection of dirt that darkens the surface over time.

Gum. Did you ever take a good hard look at the sidewalk on any major street? If you have, you’ve seen thousands of round black spots. That’s gum. When people drop gum, it quickly picks up dirt and grime and becomes a nasty black spot that only a power washer can remove. Besides being unsanitary, gum makes your entryway or sidewalk outside your building look shabby and unprofessional.

Mineral deposits. Chalky white mineral deposits sometimes leach out of brick and masonry. If your building is brick, check to see if this natural process is resulting in ugly stains – power washing takes it off in seconds. Mineral deposits aren’t necessarily harmful to the surface, but they don’t make a very positive impression!

Mold and Mildew. In many cases, power washing can also obliterate mold and mildew stains on buildings (though they sometimes need additional chemical treatment), typically found in spots that stay damp, like near shrubbery, air conditioning units, and where shade is prominent. Mold can erode certain surfaces, so the sooner you have it removed, the better.

Graffiti. Nothing gives a negative impression of your establishment than graffiti on sidewalks and walls. Depending on the surface on which it was put and the type of paint used, graffiti can be removed simply by power washing.

Think you might have some of these issues around your building? Crestviews teams have quite a bit of valuable experience using power washing to return your building to almost-new condition – give us a call! We’d be happy to come out and take a look and provide an estimate for making your building and its surroundings spotless.

 

 

Topics: Commercial CleaningFacility MaintenanceBuilding MaintenancePressure Washing

 

Don’t Let Graffiti Make Your Business Look Bad
Posted on APRIL 8TH 2018

by jayson

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Vandals have been tagging buildings with graffiti for years. It doesn’t matter if it is a bridge, a commercial building or a residence, graffiti seems to pop up everywhere you look.

When your business’s building gets tagged with graffiti, it’s a big deal. You don’t want this vandalism to stay on your building, detracting from the appearance of your business. That’s why we help property owners with professional graffiti removal services.

Why Get Graffiti Removed?
One big reason to have graffiti removed is for potential clients who are coming in to do business with your company. When a client comes in, a graffiti tag on the wall of your building is an unwelcoming sight. The vandalism might give current and potential clients the wrong impression which could lead to you losing future business.

Graffiti could also make you look bad to the community. Local residents might see the graffiti, get the impression that if you don’t take pride in your building, and then not recommend any of the business you conduct either.

That’s why you should hire Crestview Property Maintenance Removal Specialists to remove the vandalism and restore your property’s good looks. It doesn’t matter if it is on metal, asphalt, plastic or concrete, we will make sure all the graffiti is gone and leave no trace of it behind for anyone else to see.

Crestview Property Maintenance offers affordable solutions for removing any form of tagging and vandalism from your business. Using environmentally friendly chemicals, we will remove all of the markings from your building to make it look like new again. For more information on our services, please feel free to contact us today!

graffiti removal

Graffiti removal can be a challenge if you are a company other than Crestview Property maintenance . Our staff have some of the best knowledge when dealing with graffiti removal. Many of our clients recently wanted to know some tips for removing graffiti from different surfaces. Every surface is different so we are going to give you a general idea with the help from our friends at Clean Link.

Before Starting:

  • Always make sure that it is YOUR responsibility to get the job cleaned up! Sometimes it is the responsibility of the state or even the facility’s maintenance department.
  • Determine whether the graffiti is on the inside or the outside because there is a difference between the two.

Indoor Graffiti Removal:

Common causes of indoor graffiti include; ballpoint, felt-tip pens, pencils, knife blades and sometimes even white correction fluid is used

Some suggestions for products to clean different types of surfaces include:

  • Ordinary cleaners and disinfectants will remove much pencil and some pen graffiti
  • Citrus-based cleaners often will work on inks on wood surfaces
  • Some foam and some paste cleaners, which remain in place until wiped off, work well on vertical surface

Outdoor Graffiti Removal:

Common causes of outdoor graffiti include; spray paint,medium, chalk and etching 

Some suggestions for products to clean different types of surfaces include:

  • For exterior glass surfaces, try a graffiti-removing gel (something that will not scratch glass)
  • Baking-soda-based products can help restore large areas of masonry, brick,
    graffiti removal

    Power washing is a great technnique for graffiti removal.

    concrete and other surfaces

  • When removing spray paint, regardless of method, work from the outside to the center, rather than across the stain (so that it doesn’t spread to clean
  • areas)

 

For both indoor and outdoor vandalized areas painting should be used as a last resort. Read about why Here.

If this seems like too much to handle give Crestview property maintenance a call at 612-207-0274 or visit our Graffiti Removal page today!

Don’t Let Graffiti Make Your Business Look Bad

 

 

 

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