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Cracking Down on Vandalism | Cleaning Up after Vandals in Edgewater, NJ

August 15th, 2015 · No Comments

When your home or place of business is vandalized, it’s incredibly upsetting. The thought of someone attacking or invading your personal property causes an immense amount of anxiety. ServiceMaster Metropolitan wants to provide some comfort to residents who experience vandalism in Edgewater, NJ by reminding you that your home’s structure and contents can be restored.

Oxford dictionary defines vandalism as “an action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.” Some examples of vandalism include:
• Cutting, breaking, or other damage to trees, plants, and lawns of a property without the owner’s permission
• Egg throwing
• Breaking of windows
• Arson
• Spraying paint onto a property
• Tampering with home, vehicle, or bike locks
• Tire slashing, key scratching, and any other damage to vehicles
• Ransacking of a property

No one wants to be the recipient of vandalism; that is why companies exist that can restore damaged items back to their pre-vandalized condition. ServiceMaster Metropolitan specializes in damage caused by vandals. We are able to efficiently remove substances such as eggs, paint, graffiti, smoke and soot, and more. It is best to let professionals properly restore your property and contents, and, before help arrives, there are some things you should and should not do to help clean up the mess.

You should NOT:

• Operate damaged electrical appliances
• Attempt to remove chemical substances or stains such as ink or paint from surfaces
• Dispose of any wood chips or other small articles. They could potentially be used for repairs.
• Use common household cleaning agents to remove substances until you have spoken with a professional. Depending on the substance used, you would end up doing more harm than good to your upholstery, carpets, walls, etc.

Here are some things you could do before the professional vandalism cleaners arrive. Remember, a cleaning team can take care of the list below for you:
• Wash egg residue from building exterior
• Remove debris or food from carpets or interior walls. Be sure to use safety precautions when removing debris. You’ll need to scrape or blot substances from carpets and furniture – do not rub.
• Vacuum glass particles from upholstery and carpets. Have shoes on when walking around areas that may have glass.
• Take note of any types of liquids that were spread over surfaces
• Make a list of all items that were damaged.

ServiceMaster Metropolitan provides vandalism cleanup in Edgewater, NJ and the surrounding areas. We want to make this stressful situation as easy for you as possible. If you have been vandalized and want to take the next step toward restoring your property, give ServiceMaster Metropolitan a call now!

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