A number of you will be aware of a change in law in North Carolina, America, which has made property owners legally responsible for the removal of any graffiti on their premises. Whilst this may seem exceptionally harsh, since it’s hardly likely that the owner caused the graffiti, it does at least allow property owners the freedom to arrange for faster and more effective removal than would happen in the hands of the authorities. There are a number of parallels which can be drawn between this change in America and the subject of graffiti removal here in the United Kingdom.
Whilst it is true – thankfully – that we here in the UK appreciate much more supportive, involved and active councils and local authorities, there is oddly no common policy across them in respect of graffiti removal. An investigation into which Boroughs and Councils do and do not remove graffiti, and the circumstances under which they do, reveal a complex set of conditions and time consuming processes. One would be forgiven for, not long after trying to work out who needs to do what to have it removed, simply working to get the graffiti removed themselves. This is something that can be done through the private sector quickly, effectively and cost efficiently.
It would be ideal if councils simply moved in and effectively removed graffiti soon after it was reported, but as we know this is not what happens. They can take days, indeed weeks, to respond, leaving you to put up with the horrid appearance. If we are brutally honest, often graffiti contains obscene language and images, which are things that you do not want on your building. Contracting Hydroblast to remove the graffiti by using industrial jetting equipment will, ultimately, be to your benefit in cases like this, as it allows you to make sure your building looks as it should and as you want it to.
At Hydroblast only precision, state of the art Falch industrial jetting equipment is used. This equipment is as renowned for being as effective as it is environmentally friendly. Using the specialists of Hydroblast to remove any graffiti or paint markings on building walls is a fast, efficient and cost competitive means of ensuring your property is not scarred or blighted.
You get the feeling that if they thought they could get away with it, UK politicians would also try and force through laws like they have in the USA which bizarrely make property owners legally responsible for fixing vandalism. They are no doubt aware, however, that the British public would not stand for that sort of thing. As the British way is to get on with it and get things done, however, using a company like Hydroblast to remove unwanted graffiti makes sense anyway, no matter who or which organization is supposed to be responsible for doing it.