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What You Should Do If Your Dutchess County Business Has Been Vandalized.

10/24/2020 (Permalink)

Shattered glass on a set of doors to a commercial property. Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County in the event your business has been vandalized.

Any type of vandalism to your business can be devastating, emotional and overwhelming. Being a local business ourselves, we understand the urgency to get everything cleaned up and back to normal as quickly as possible.

Effects of Vandalism

Vandalism can impact your business in a myriad of ways. Firstly, and depending on the situation, it can cause physical damage your property. Damaged or defaced property requires time, effort, and money to repair between health and safety information, police reports, insurance adjusters and other procedures.

Secondly, vandalism may cause your business to lose income if your property needs to be closed for any amount of time.

Thirdly- graffiti, trash, and other types of defacement can have a negative effect on your company's image. Such damage can deter potential customers from entering your premises. Fourthly, vandalism can lower the value of your property. Property that has been damaged or defaced may be unattractive to potential buyers or tenants.

Finally, some types of vandalism, such as broken windows, can cause bodily injury to employees or visitors. 

Don't let your commercial property stay boarded up.

After safety has been restored, alarms have been deactivated, police reports have been filed, call your insurance company to file a claim if damages have occurred. While every commercial policy is different, it might be a covered loss.

Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County at 845-831-3600 immediately after and follow these DOs and DON'Ts when your commercial property has been vandalized:


-Hose or wash off egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.

-Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.

-Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.


-Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.

-Touch or go near any blood or fluid.

-Operate damaged lamps or appliances.

-Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects.

Once SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has arrived at your location, we'll take it from there and get your facility and the people who depend on it back in operation quickly. Our professionals can board up windows and doors, clean up glass hazards, any soot or smoke damage and are certified in biohazard remediation and structural restoration. We will mitigate the damage to the structure and contents and provide effective cleanup and restoration services and work either with your insurance company or directly with you. 

SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County is always ready to help get you back on your feet effectively and efficiently. Put our information into your workplace emergency and safety plan, were here to help 24/7 at (845)831-3600.

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