Because of the increasing amount of vandalism and graffiti in urban and suburban neighborhoods, many have considered trying to pressure wash the graffiti themselves. That is not the best decision when taking into consideration all the things that could go wrong. For the best results, one should always hire a professional pressure washer. They are expertly trained to remove the very thing their customers want to have removed. They can completely remove the graffiti in a timely manner and with results that will make it appear that there was never any graffiti in the first place.
In larger cities, like Chicago, where graffiti is abundant, hiring a professional pressure washer is always the best choice. Someone trying to pressure wash graffiti themselves can turn badly very quickly unless they are a professional pressure washer. One of the most important things to consider when removing graffiti is the issue of time. Some materials, used by ‘artists’ to vandalize buildings, can penetrate the porous masonry surfaces and make nearly impossible to properly remove the graffiti.
Hiring a professional ensures that the graffiti is removed in a timely matter. The longer the graffiti stays up, the more difficult it is to remove it completely. Not to mention, leaving a piece of graffiti up only encourages others to want to vandalize the same building. By quickly removing the ‘work of art’, it sends a message to all vandals that graffiti will not be tolerated.
Graffiti removal projects are not as simple as many would think. It takes a lot of care and attention to thoroughly remove a piece of graffiti. There are many different types of surface area that determine what method of pressure washing is best for that project. Using the wrong method to remove graffiti can easily cause structural damage to the underlying building material or to the building itself. That is another reason it is so beneficial to hire professionals. They know what methods to use on which surfaces and get the job done right the first time.
Professional are also equipped for and use to working in high graffiti prone areas. They are properly prepared for any and all types of graffiti. They have professionally trained to handle projects from some residential jobs up to the more time-sensitive corporate jobs. They are also knowledgeable about where vandals like to graffiti a building, making sure to remove even hidden graffiti.