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Removing Graffiti, Celebrating Art: Managing Facilities in 2024

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About Removing Graffiti

In cities around the world, buildings, walls, tunnels, and public spaces have become canvases for artistic expression. Vibrant graffiti tags, elaborate murals, and
thought-provoking messages bring colour to concrete backdrops. This eye-catching urban
artwork, hovering between vandalism and visual poetry, has sparked debate for decades.
While some see graffiti as a nuisance that decreases property values and makes
neighbourhoods appear unkept, others view it as an artistic expression to be celebrated and
encouraged. As facilities managers tasked with maintaining urban environments, we often
find ourselves walking the line between removing unauthorised graffiti and appreciating
street art. Are you a facilities manager with unwanted graffiti on your property? Removing graffiti couldn’t have been a smoother process.

Erasing Vandalism, Maintaining Properties

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When graffiti appears on private property without permission, it is understandably
considered vandalism by most owners. As custodians and caretakers of buildings, parking
structures, alleyways, and other urban spaces, facilities management companies are often
contracted to remove this unwanted graffiti. Through techniques like power washing,
applying chemical solvents, painting over tags, and full wall resurfacing, we eliminate
unsanctioned artwork to keep properties clean, tidy, and properly maintained. However,
graffiti removal is just one aspect of how facilities managers interact with urban artwork.

The Artistic Balancing Act for Facilities Managers

Not all art that appears in cities falls into the unwanted graffiti category. Murals and street
art enrich neighbourhoods by bringing creativity, diversity, and visual interest to concrete
jungles. With proper permissions from building owners, partnerships with artists, and the
involvement of community groups, we can incorporate sanctioned murals into properties
they oversee.

As our cities and neighbourhoods evolve, there are opportunities for facilities managers to
embrace sanctioned urban artwork while still eradicating unwanted vandalism. We can work
with building owners, local artists, and community organisations to highlight artistic talent by
designating appropriate spaces for creation rather than targets for defiance. Urban art
initiatives that provide legal avenues for artistic expression have successfully transformed
buildings from graffiti magnets into community canvases.

Balancing Maintenance and Art

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With care and consideration, we can find the right balance between removing graffiti and
encouraging inspired street art. A splash of vibrant colour often livens up drab, lacklustre
walls and provides communities with an outlet for creative self-expression. As both
custodians and curators of urban environments, we recognise the nuances between
vandalism and public art.

Our graffiti removal services keep properties clean and maintained, while our mural
programmes and partnerships celebrate neighbourhood creativity. By combining diligent
building maintenance with artistic collaboration, we can keep authorised urban artwork
where it belongs—on display, not in defiance.

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