Solutions Graffiti provides graffiti cleaning services during the winter season.
Our cold Montreal winter, however, certainly complicates the task of graffiti removal, and may affect the result. (Regardless of the method and no matter what a sales person may promise).
Water turns to ice
Proper graffiti removal is done with hot water (90 degrees C, specifically), and water almost always turns to ice as soon as the temperature falls below 0 degrees. In addition to creating ice patches on the ground, creating security issues and challenges for those around, certain surfaces may absorb water, which could subsequently freeze, and may possibly damage the wall or its integrity.
Cold surfaces are harder to work with
The warmer the temperature gets, the better most walls respond to treatment and graffiti removal. The opposite is equally true; meaning that colder temperatures make most surfaces more difficult to clean.
In winter, water quickly turns to ice. This, we already know. When ice is formed on streets and sidewalks, there is a dangerous increase in the risk of injury. For pedestrians, slips can cause falls, and for cars, skids and a loss of control can occur if when they pass on an iced surface, which has virtually no traction and greatly reduces braking efficiency. Certainly, you can imagine some of the possible consequences…
Understanding your options
Though each surface is unique, the cold Montreal winter almost always affects the treatment. Your wall, and the graffiti on it are unique, and all treatments need to be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Contact us to better understand what your safe cleaning options are, we can help you determine if you are dealing with an emergency, or if the best thing to do is to book a date early in the spring to ensure the best possible graffiti removal result.
Most importantly, the priority is to offer a complete and transparent service, which takes into account the reality of every client.