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How to Prevent Vandalism at Your Youngstown Business

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

image of commercial camera being used at a business building to prevent vandalism Using cameras the perpetrator can be identified by police. You may receive a deduction on your insurance policy for the installation of cameras.

One of the most disheartening things that can happen to any business owner is vandalization to your building. Unfortunately, vandals can strike anywhere. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here to outline some steps you can take to protect your business and discourage any foul play at your establishment. 

Bright Lights. This is one of the key factors in keeping your property safe. Well lit areas make it difficult for criminals to be so inconspicuous. Work with a lightning specialist and be sure to change the lightbulbs regularly. 

Installing Cameras. This is a pricier option, but it is usually worth the money. Firstly, it gives you proof. Secondly, the perpetrator can be identified by police. You may even receive a deduction on your insurance policy for the installation of cameras. 

Use Unbreakable Glass. Glass that is break resistant is much harder to penetrate and can cause a scene. Most criminals will not want to try and spend the extra time to try and break it.

Keep Premise Orderly. Disorder can attract offenders. Be sure to make sure the property is clear of trash and is overall neat and tidy.

Don’t Let It Go. If your business does suffer from any kind of property damage from vandalism…remove the graffiti promptly. You should also quickly make any repairs to the building if there was damage. Vandalism tends to create more vandalism and can motivate perpetrators to come back.

Property Insurance. Get with your insurance agent and make sure your policy covers vandalism. Most of the time businessowners are on an “all risk” policy, meaning vandalism is covered. If your building is vacant---make sure your agent knows this. There is a special policy for vacant buildings. 

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

If your Youngstown home or business has been affected by vandals…call SERVPRO of East Mahoning county. Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup is one of our ancillary services. Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Follow us on Facebook for more of our services and more tips of the trade.

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