Porous Stone Doesn’t Have to Mean a Difficult Cleaning

Graffiti on Brick

As a business owner who has pride in your company, the last thing you want to see on the front of your building is unnecessary graffiti. Even worse than finding that graffiti is knowing how difficult it will be to remove, especially if the tagging was done on a porous surface. If your building features… Read more »

Get Rid of Graffiti Problems Fast

Graffiti Tags

More often than not, finding graffiti is a serious nuisance. When someone tags your personal property, you have to spend the time, effort and money to remove it to restore your property to its original appearance. Graffiti has been a problem in urban areas for millennia, and many times, the tagged pictures or phrases can… Read more »

Trying to Focus Graffiti with Young Artists

Graffiti comes in many shapes and sizes, and often pops up overnight as an eyesore on the side of buildings, on sidewalks or even on murals. This causes communities and business owners to take time away from their regular business to clean up the graffiti.  However, one organization is taking a very creative approach in… Read more »

Difficulties of Removing Graffiti from Brick

Nothing is more frustrating than seeing a beautiful piece of brick architecture defaced with graffiti. Once your property has been “tagged,” it quickly becomes a priority to remove the unsightly markings as soon as possible. Not only does graffiti devalue property, it is difficult to remove. There are many tools and techniques on the market… Read more »

San Fran Goes After Taggers in Civil Court

In recent months, the city of San Francisco has begun going after graffiti taggers, not only by charging them with criminal offenses, but also taking them to civil court hearings. The idea is to hit these taggers in their own wallets to discourage future acts of vandalism that cost both the city and property owners… Read more »

Don’t Let Graffiti Make Your Business Look Bad

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… Read more »

The Real Cost of Graffiti

Graffiti hurts everyone: homeowners, communities, businesses, schools and taxpayers. It is not a victimless crime and contributes to lost revenue associated with reduced ridership on transit systems, reduced retail sales and significant declines in property value. Even after initial removal, graffiti generates perceptions of blighted communities and associating with gang activity. So property values in… Read more »

Graffiti a Compromise to Quality of Life

Graffiti and vandalism are a serious issue across the bay area. The city of San Francisco alone spends over $20 million every single year on graffiti removal and cleanup. This doesn’t include all the private funds dumped into preserving private property and cleaning up the work of vandals. Private property owners having been victimized don’t… Read more »

Neighborhood Attention Determines Quality of Life

In 1982, the Broken Window Theory was born in the realm of social science. James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling proposed that broken or damaged windows for example that go unfixed send a message to potential vandals and criminals. These unrepaired windows signal that the property isn’t carefully cared for or monitored, making it… Read more »

Only You Can Prevent Damage to Your Home or Business

When your home or business is vandalized, little could possibly make you feel more violated. From graffiti to break-ins, vandalism can cause damage and emotional and financial distress. But with the right security measures, you can greatly reduce your chances of being vandalized. Light is a theft and crime deterrent, so adding it to the… Read more »