General Services of Southern New York, Inc. 106
Washington Ave. P.O. Box
158 Endicott, NY 13761
TIPS! Do's &
Vandalism is upsetting even when the motivation is not
malicious. While timely action can minimize or prevent lasting
damage, it is just as true that wrong or delayed action can
increase it; sometimes beyond hope of repair.
Tips below will minimize the effects of the damage, and make
the eventual repair more successfull.
Report any theft to the local police immediately. Be
sure to give them a thorough description of all missing items.
Board up broken windows and fix broken locks to dissuade
Hose down or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon
Wipe up freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a
dampened cloth or sponge (but don't overwet!). DO scrape and
blot (don't rub; it may cause fuzzing or damage fibers).
Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery
Save containers which will reveal the composition of spilled
inks, cosmetics and paints.
Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains, only
professionals should tackle these.
Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
Throw out wood chips, broken pieces from furniture,
porcelain or other art objects.