There are a multitude of criteria considered when selecting your healthcare provider; not the least of which is the cleanliness and condition of the healthcare facility itself. Yet hospitals and surgical centers provide a variety of canvases for graffiti vandals. Hospital elevators, bathroom mirrors and stalls have all become prime targets for aggressive vandalism through acid etching and other tagging methods. If not addressed, this form of graffiti may translate to decreased customer satisfaction and potentially the loss of valued patients.
There are many new solutions to this growing trend, with the most innovative solution being removable surface protection films. These films can be clear for glass; or in a stainless steel, mirror or custom color finish to match a damaged substrate. The films hide graffiti damage and/or protect a vulnerable area from damage before it occurs. Should the surface be vandalized, the film is simply removed and replaced.
Here are a few studies of agencies that have adopted surface protection films to combat aggressive graffiti while attaining significant cost and time savings in comparison to replacement.