Graffiti Removal Services
Since becoming Australia’s first graffiti removal company over 40 years ago, we have become the trusted partner for retailers, shopping centres, schools, local government and home owners looking for professional graffiti removal. We perform graffiti removal in Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide and Hobart.
We provide graffiti removal services for a number of clients, with many opting to make us their preferred graffiti removal partner through an ongoing maintenance agreement. Retailers such as 7/11, Kmart, KFC, banks such as Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and Bendigo Bank and local government such as the City of Casey trust us to ensure their assets are looking their best at all times.
We perform Graffiti Removal for the following surfaces
We also remove graffiti from:
- Stainless Steel
- Painted Surfaces
- Shade Cloth
- Mod Grass Tennis Courts
Why is Graffiti Removal important?
Many choose not to act on graffiti vandalism, as they do not have the necessary skills, equipment or knowledge to do so. However, we also come across those who feel that graffiti removal is a waste of time, as vandals will return. This is far from the truth!
Many are surprised to learn that when graffiti removal is conducted quickly, generally within 48 hours, graffiti vandals are less likely to return as they receive less exposure and validation for their work (see study).
Doing nothing about graffiti will actually encourage further graffiti vandalism, which can affect you in many ways:
- Creates a negative first impression for customers
- Harmful to property value
- More time and money to repair
- Can lead to an increase in other anti-social behaviour throughout the area, such as shoplifting, gang-related activity and destruction of property (see study)
Why seek an expert to perform Graffiti Removal?
Graffiti removal is a delicate process! When graffiti is sprayed onto your masonry walls like brick, concrete, sandstone and granite it penetrates and soaks deep into the surface, like ink into chalk. These surfaces can be damaged easily through incorrect chemical selection, harsh scrubbing, and high-pressure cleaning techniques.
This causes the surface the disintegrate, which can lead to issues with salt deposits, rising damp, premature brick crumbling, and in the worst circumstances, structural failure.
The only way to fix the wall at this point is to knock out the bricks and replace them!
Abrasive measures should be avoided at all costs! Graffiti removal is best conducted by identifying the right cleaning formulation to match the surface and the type of paint used to implement the graffiti.
Despite what some people say, there’s no one product which removes all types of graffiti. That’s why we carry 26 of them!
We use this formulation to break down the molecular structure of the graffiti and draw the substance to the surface, where it can be carefully removed.
The surface can then be cleaned with warm high-pressure cleaning and the waste-water and bi-product can be collected with a vacuum recovery system.
To reduce your liability and ensure safety, graffiti removal in public facing areas such as your front fence or shop window, requires pedestrian and/or traffic management.
This is where expertise is useful. Our technicians arrive at your property in custom designed surface restoration vehicles which carry the cleaning formulations, high-pressure cleaners, water boiler systems, wastewater recovery systems and traffic management equipment.
Why trust the Graffiti Eaters?
Restoring the surface to its original condition, in a safe and timely manner is paramount for our clients.For that reason, our technicians undergo 12 months of training at our ‘University of Graffitiology’ to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and experience.
You are legally responsible for the contractors that you engage on your site. If they cause an accident or infringe regulations, they will get into trouble…. but so can you!
There are real risks associated with graffiti removal. Surface damage, wastewater pollution management, electrical risks, overspray, chemical handling, height work and pedestrian management.
For your protection, we are regularly audited by third-party auditors to ensure we meet the following ISO standards:
- Quality Management – ISO 9001:2008
- OH&S Management – AS/NZS 4801:2001
- Environmental Management – ISO 14001:2004
- Risk Management – ISO 31000:2009
Prior to commencing a job, you will receive a risk report documenting all hazards and the controls put in place. For your peace of mind, all work is covered by a $20 million dollar public liability insurance policy and all employees have work cover insurance.
As graffiti removal is often conducted in public facing areas, we abide by local government regulations and apply for permits where necessary. Our staff are licensed to perform traffic and pedestrian management.
For those who deal with graffiti vandalism on a regular basis, our graffiti removal technicians can recommend preventative measures such as a suitable anti-graffiti coating, so that future graffiti vandalism is less destructive and easier to remove.