We’ve all been in bathrooms that have had things carved or painted on the mirrors, tables, or windows. It often gives us a bad feeling about the business – especially if they are offensive in nature, even though it’s not really the fault of the business. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that “Graffiti generates the perception of blight and heightens fear of gang activity.” It’s estimated that $12 billion is spent cleaning up graffiti each year.
The National Association of Realtors claims that properties located in neighborhoods where there is graffiti vandalism lose about 15% of their value. So if you own a business, vandalism can be a huge, costly problem. Repairing or replacing damaged items is expensive, but not fixing these things can ruin the aesthetics of your establishment and tarnish your reputation with other customers. So how can you protect your property without spending tons of money?
Graffiti guard is a clear, protective film that can be applied to any flat, smooth surface to protect it from deliberate and unintentional damage. It’s completely unnoticeable and acts as a sacrificial barrier between vandals and the surface it’s covering, ensuring that your property remains scratch and paint free. It’s also super easy to clean – even spray paint and other chemicals are easily removed. Most graffiti guard is clear in color, but it comes in a variety of thicknesses ranging from 4mil to 10mil. The 4mil thickness is the most common choice for its low cost and easy application.
Some of the most common places to install graffiti guard are in high traffic areas like the interior and exterior glass in entranceways, storefronts, and lobbies; bathroom stalls; mirrors; tabletops, and stainless steel elevators. It can also be used on other non-porous surfaces like marble. One of the most attractive aspects of graffiti guard is that it can be easily removed and replaced thanks to the low-tack glue used during installation. So if the damage to the film is extensive, you don’t have to worry about damage to the underlying surface – all you have to do is replace the film, which is significantly less expensive. Removing graffiti can also act as a deterrent. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, removing graffiti within 48 hours significantly reduces the likelihood that a building will be targeted a second time.
Graffiti guard can be used in schools, malls, department stores, restaurants, casinos, public transportation – anywhere! It can be applied to glass surfaces like windows and mirrors as well as display cases, bus shelters, kiosks, bathroom stalls, benches, ATMs, and any other flat, smooth surfaces to protect them from vandalism.
Neighborhood watches and security cameras aren’t always enough. If you own a business in the Las Vegas area and want to take a more hands-on approach to protect your property from vandalism, contact Team Acme today! We can discuss what you’d like covered and provide you with a quote.