Vandalism Damage

The following Emergency Tips were compiled by members and staff of the National Institute of Disaster Restoration based on their wide experience with various types of damage. It is not likely that your situation will require all of these procedures. Apply those which common sense indicates are appropriate.

Vandalism often involves spray paint on walls, defacement of furnishings and spreading noxious substances. Vandalism is one of the most difficult forms of damage to restore. Prompt action can often minimize the effect of vandalism or make restoration more successful.

Do …
Hose down or wash egg damage from building exteriors as soon as possibleVacuum glass particles from carpet and upholsterySave containers and spray cans which may reveal the composition of inks and pigmentsSave all wood chips and fragments from furniture, porcelain or art objects.
Do Not …
Attempt to remove ink, paint, or cosmetic stains; they can be permanently set if not handled properly


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