Vandalism can range from minor pranks to complete devastation and costly destruction of property. "Brick and mortar” structures, such as traditional side-street businesses and homes, are often targets for vandalism. Criminal damage to property or vehicles could include broken windows, graffiti, flooding, fire, or general defacement.
- Talk to your insurance agent. Your current policy may not cover compensation for damages due to vandalism.
- Ensure that adequate lighting surrounds your property. Whether they turn on at sundown or are motion-sensing, bright light can deter trespassers.
- Install a security system complete with cameras, motion sensors, and alarms connected to the police or other security agency.
- Install fencing if you’re able to.
- Keep doors and windows locked.
Residences are even more susceptible in the aftermath of storms or fires, where initial damages create unintended points of entry. In any case, Menold can react quickly with the proper resources and tools to secure and protect your damaged property from unauthorized entry, then apply the correct solutions to return your home or your vehicle to a pre-vandalized state.
- Start by contacting local authorities—even if the vandalism seems minor.
- Call Menold at 877-636-6537 for a board up if needed to secure the property, or emergency cleanup services.
- Contact your insurance agent.
- Menold assess all damage done to the property
- We complete a board up of windows and doors to secure the building, preventing further intrustion from humans, animals, or the weather
- Menold works with your insurance as needed throughout the project
- We remove all damaged or unsalvageable materials
- Repairs are completed and your property is back to pre-loss conditions