No matter what town you live in, graffiti is everywhere. Graffiti is usually designed with permanent marker or spray paint, is generally done with loud, bright colors, and is scrawled out in big form. For the business owner, having your building or even the perimeter walls tagged could be more than a nuisance; it could also be effecting your business. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning would like to briefly inform you on the impact graffiti could be having on you and your livelihood.
Graffiti Removal; Vandalism or Art
The FBI has labeled graffiti vandalism, where others like to claim it as artistic expression. There are heated debates on graffiti, but for now it is a federal crime. As mentioned before, graffiti is words in spray paint or applied by marker, also known as tagging, in various locations around the city or town. Graffiti can be found on walls, buildings, overpasses, train cars or other public canvasses. It is done without permission and is illegal.
The word graffiti originated from the Greek word, “graphein” which translates, “to write“. Usually names or nicknames are the subject matter of the art display and can be found in simple one colored quick scrawls, to a wide range of colors in extremely talented works of art. Many people contribute tagging to gang relations, when really gang related graffiti only makes up about 10% of the tags. There are a few things to know about a typical words used in reference to graffiti.
Graffiti Tag: the graffiti artist’s moniker applied swiftly and frequently.
Graffiti Throw-up: a more embellished tag, done with 2 or more colors and the letters are more balloon and are left as outlines, or colored in.
Graffiti Pieces: shortened from masterpieces, are generally quite large, detailed depictions of cartoon pictures and may include words.
Gang related tags often indicate territory, gang names or colors, nicknames or initials, drugs or other contraband for sale, warning or threatening messages. All of this could be in the form of words, symbols, letters and numbers that are known throughout the gang community and law enforcement. When others perceive graffiti, many immediately presume that the area is overrun with gangs, and no one cares; an unfortunate assumption if your business is included in that area.
Professional Graffiti Removal Pressure Washing in McDonough, Barnesville, Fayetteville, Covington & Griffin Georgia
The best way to ensure the graffiti issue dwindles is to make sure it is removed with a fast response. There are a few commercial detergents that claim easy removal, but the chemical used is hazardous and should be handled with caution and often, doesn’t completely remove the graffiti. The most optimal way to remove graffiti is with Big Moose Pressure Cleaning. We have experienced experts that have state of the art equipment, and if necessary, top of the line cleaners that can remove graffiti efficiently. Call us today for your graffiti removal, and get your business looking professional and welcoming.