Graffiti and destructive vandalism can have negative impacts on the perception of your business. Create an environment that deters instances of vandalism by quickly removing any evidence of graffiti or etching.
While there is no one simple way to prevent graffiti altogether, a few solutions exist to help reduce the impact graffiti has on your public restrooms.
One of the most commonly defaced areas of a public restroom is the mirror. While there are many reasons for this, one is that graffiti is made to be seen, and nearly all individuals who use a public restroom will glance in the mirror, even if for a moment.
Using anti-graffiti film on restroom mirrors provides a barrier to help control vandalism. Once defaced, the film can be easily removed. The film is easy to install and replace, which helps preserve your mirrors and save money on replacements.
Have Employees Monitor the Restrooms
Whatever your business, it may pay to have employees regularly monitor restroom usage and check restroom conditions. This can be especially helpful during your busier times when there are more people and rowdier crowds who may be more prone to that kind of behavior. Not only will having employees check restrooms let users know the facilities are being watched, but it will help keep them tidy as well.
Remove the Graffiti Quickly
If your business does fall victim to graffiti, it’s essential to clean it up within 24-48 hours, if not sooner. Law enforcement experts claim that removing graffiti quickly is one of the best deterrents since taggers want their images to be displayed as long as possible. Taggers will notice which places leave them up longer and will avoid locations where their symbols are quickly removed.
Add Warning Labels
An inexpensive method to deter taggers is to put noticeable warning labels on the walls of your restrooms. This will let any vandals know that they will be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. While this may not prevent all graffiti, it may sway anyone still considering the crime.
Adding signs asking customers to report any notice of graffiti will also help since you’ll be able to clean any graffiti up quickly.
Protect Your Restroom Mirrors with Madico®
Distortion-free anti-graffiti film from Madico is easily installed and replaced. Extensively tested for quality and durability, our films can help provide peace of mind that your restroom is adequately protected from graffiti taggers and vandals. To get your anti-graffiti film installed, find a Madico dealer today!