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Vandalism includes damage such as graffiti and defacement of property without permission of the owner. It might involve spray paint or flooding your property by inserting a garden hose into a mail slot.  Often vandals will intentionally destroy contents by throwing them against the wall or floor. Food from the refrigerator might be opened and thrown around the living area. The vandal’s goal is to cause damage to your property in whatever way is convenient. It can be one of the most difficult causes of damage to clean up. Your prompt action can mitigate your damages.


  • Hose or wash 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.
  • Do make a list of all damages


  • Do not attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Do not operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Do not discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects that can be used to repair the damaged item.
  • Do not use household cleaning products on carpet, upholstery or draperies without consulting a professional restorer.