Vandalism and Graffiti in Bellingham, WA
In Bellingham, Wa there are a lot of tagging, graffiti and vandalism. Tagging is the quickest, easiest, most pervasive and most expensive form of graffiti vandalism, and is like logo placement or brand advertising. The primary goal of tagging is to advertise the vandal's "tag" and "crew" and get recognition from others for prominent placement of tags throughout the city. A tag in a location is a challenge or an invitation for another tagger to tag the same spot, either challenging the original tagger's ownership of the spot or reinforcing that ownership. In some cases, tagging is gang-related and marks a gang's territory, but often is solely for self-promotion. Taggers who cover a lot of territory or place tags in risky, high visibility locations get more recognition for their efforts.
Clean-up is key. By removing the tags as quickly as possible, you not only make your location less desirable for new taggers, but because the tag isn't there long enough to be seen, the original tagger will be less likely to hit the same spot again and that's where SERVPRO of Bellingham plays a key role. We are on the case immediately and make quick work to restore the property or store front to it's original setting.
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