BRAMPTON, ON, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Hate-inspired vandalism at
Brampton's Khalsa Community School sent shock waves of dismay
throughout the worldwide Sikh community this week. Fortunately for the
school and the community, a 'green' water- and chemical-free solution
for restoring the school property was provided by Toronto-based Tornado
On Tuesday morning, police notified school officials of the racist
graffiti, including the letters 'KKK' and swastikas. The hate symbols
were approximately four feet high, covering an exterior wall area of
approximately 100 square feet, says Ripsodhak Singh Grewal, school
"Despite best cleaning efforts using water and cleaners, a clearly
visible 'halo' remained," says Mr. Grewal. The problem marks remained
because the offensive graffiti was originally sprayed on with black
paint, almost impossible to remove without leaving offensive markings.
Hearing of the school's plight, representatives of Tornado ACS Canada
volunteered their services with the Tornado ACS system that removes
graffiti marks and the "halo" that cannot be successfully removed
without the use of the restoration process provided by the Tornado ACS.
Tornado ACS representative, Nick Abruscato stated, "We wanted to
volunteer our time and our 'green' process to help the Khalsa Community
School remove the unsightly damage to their school property. Industry
research shows that if the graffiti can be removed within 24 - 48 hours
after the incident, the chance of re-occurrence greatly diminishes.
Tornado ACS wanted to reach out into our own community because there
was a need."
Tornado ACS Canada sells and distributes its unique 'green' restoration
equipment to schools, municipalities, contractors and facilities'
management firms throughout North America. School boards in Baltimore,
Atlanta and Lethbridge have acquired the Tornado ACS. The system is
distinguished by the fact that it can be used in both interior and
exterior areas for restoration and graffiti removal situations. The
restoration process can be achieved while business or school is in
process. Most importantly the water- and chemical-free restoration
process is so gentle it can remove ink from paper without damaging the
Editors Note: Special photo-opportunity of graffiti removal process at Khalsa
Community School, 69 Maitland Street, Brampton on Friday, July 13th at 1.30 pm
SOURCE Tornado ACS
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