If you have become the recent target of graffiti, or if you have purchased a property that has some form of graffiti already on it, you may be wondering ‘how to choose a graffiti removal company near me?’ For example, if you do a quick Google search, you will discover that there are more than 10 companies offering graffiti removal in Melbourne alone. So how do you pick the right one?
In this article, we will give you tips about picking the right graffiti removal company.
With so many graffiti removal companies out there, how do you pick the best one for the job? For example, as with other service providers, like banks, accountants, a lawyer or even a marketing agency, you will need to do some homework. The following is a list of pointers to look out for:
Above all, as with any service provider, experience counts. Therefore, you may first want to ask how long has the company been providing graffiti removal in Melbourne? Are they a specialist in the field? Or is graffiti removal an ‘add-on’ service to their core business of general cleaning?
So, don’t be fooled, graffiti removal is a specialised business which uses specialised techniques and chemicals. The graffiti removal company that you choose should have the necessary experience to determine which materials the graffiti artist has used. In addition, they should have the best solution to remove said graffiti without causing any damage to your property.
Another important question to ask is, ‘Does the company have insurance coverage to cover any accidental damage to my property?’
Your property is a valuable asset, so don’t take the risk of using a company who does not have proper insurance. As a rule, the company should hold full insurance and public liability cover for an amount of AUS$10million. You need to be confident that the company is specifically insured for the services of graffiti removal, anti-graffiti coatings and pressure washing.
In addition, always make sure the company you use is a licensed provider that meets ISO standards. These standards have been internationally agreed to by experts to reduce environmental impacts and to create international standards for safety, training and the quality of the work done.
Furthermore, graffiti removal is often carried out in public areas. A licensed graffiti removal company will abide by local government regulations and will be able to apply for any permits on your behalf. Remember, you are legally responsible for any contractors working on your property. So, if they break the law you may be held liable.
Firstly, online reviews have become the go-to starting point for customers and they should be available on your graffiti removal company’s website. Statistics show that they’re regularly used and trusted by customers to influence their decisions. In addition, if the online reviewer leaves a name or even a company name, you can reach out to them to get their first-hand experience with the graffiti removal company.
Ablate, who offer graffiti removal in Melbourne, has a full page of online reviews which you can check out here.
Another important way to check if it’s the right graffiti removal company near me is to ask for references of recently finished projects. Then you can check with these recent clients yourself and even go and see the work completed.
With the focus on the environment, it’s important to choose a graffiti removal company that is eco friendly and responsible. In Australia, we have just experienced the hottest November on record, and the fires of 2020 are still fresh in our memories. Every little bit helps!
Ablate pride’s themselves as being the most eco-friendly graffiti removal company in Melbourne. They use an environmentally responsible range of protective coating and cleaning solutions. In addition, Ablate uses hybrid vans that have fewer emissions than regular vehicles. Plus they only use registered, sustainable drop-off sites for the disposal of paint and any other residue caused by the graffiti removal process.
While the main focus of graffiti removal companies is to provide a service, that service should include great customer service. If there is a lack of communication from the start, how will they be able to fulfil the contract to your satisfaction? So make sure the graffiti removal company that you choose is committed to putting your needs, expectations and satisfaction first.
Many people will attempt to remove graffiti themselves, however, this is really not advisable. At best your approach will be ineffective and will waste your valuable time. At worst, you could end up damaging your property, which means you will have a much greater repair bill on your hands.
Picking the right graffiti removal company near me may seem like a daunting task. However, taking the time to choose the right company will save you time and money in the long run.
Jo’s varied working career has taken her from being a successful restaurant manager (and owner) to starting her own yacht brokerage in Cape Town, before delivering sailing yachts for clients all over the world. After a sailing trip from Cape Town to Belgium, she and her husband returned overland from Cairo to Cape Town with folding bicycles. This amazing experience prompted Jo to write a book, ‘A Hitch-biker’s Guide Through Africa’ which is available as an ebook on Amazon. Since then she has been writing original content and editing for various clients.