Graffiti removal costs American communities $8 billion per year. It hurts property values, drives away business, and sends the message that nobody cares about the community. Graffiti is everybody's problem. Here are a few tips on what you can do to help.

Report Graffiti

Report graffiti immediately. The sooner it is reported, the sooner it can be removed.

Remove Graffiti

Removing graffiti promptly (within the first 24 hours if possible) is the best way to prevent it. Prompt and persistent removal usually results in a nearly zero rate of recurrence.
  • Before any graffiti removal begins, find out whether the police want to photograph it as evidence.
  • When painting over graffiti, save some of the paint for touch-ups in the event of future vandalism.
  • Look in the Yellow Pages under "Graffiti Removal" or the web for companies that specialize in cleaning up graffiti.

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