This September, a disturbing TikTok trend, “devious licks” has surfaced nationwide: students are encouraged to vandalize school bathrooms and post a video about it. The “devious licks” TikTok challenge involves the theft and destruction of school property on school grounds. A “lick” describes a successful theft which results in an acceptable, impressive, and rewarding payday for the protagonist,” as defined by the Urban Dictionary.
The trend started small, with a student stealing masks from their school. Soon it escalated to stealing soap dispensers, ripping out lockers in locker rooms, damaging toilets, stealing ceiling tiles, and leaving bathrooms covered in trash. The destructive “devious licks” challenge has caused thousands of dollars of damage to school walls, floors, and other surfaces.
Call The Experts At SOLID.
SOLID can help schools repair and restore surfaces damaged by TikTok “devious licks” vandalism. Our expert technicians are resourced and ready to help your school quickly make seamless repairs or complete restorations to vinyl, wood, tile, and other types of flooring, toilet stalls, locker rooms, metal surfaces, and walls. Wherever you’ve experienced damage, we can return these surfaces to their original condition. Then, SOLID’s technicians can deep clean and disinfect all the areas so that they are clean and healthy.
Don’t Replace. Instead, Restore And Repair.
SOLID can save your school the cost and hassle of replacing expensive architectural details, often with little or no disruption. Don’t leave this kind of surface repair and restoration up to your usual janitorial staff. SOLID has 40+ office locations with a team of 500+ surface care experts across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. We’re ready now to help your school.
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“Devious Licks” Is Not Over Yet.
TikTok has attempted to stop the trend by banning videos mentioning “devious licks.” However, the challenge lives on with teens spelling the words slightly differently and continuing to post videos of the illegal acts.
Contact SOLID today for a free repair, restoration and deep cleaning assessment. We’re here to help!