Popcorn Ceiling Removal and Removing Asbestos
Popcorn ceilings, which are often called cottage cheese, stipple, or acoustic ceilings were the standard in homes in the pre-1970s. They represent an often bright-white, spray-on or paint-on texture that made it easier to hide imperfections in the construction.
One of the dangers of popcorn ceilings was that it often was made with asbestos fibers, which got banned for use in ceiling treatments by the Clean Air Act of 1963. Even though it was banned, construction companies were still permitted to use their un-used inventories of asbestos-bearing materials, so the practice continued through the 1980s.
Not all popcorn ceilings contain asbestos. While you can’t look at textured ceiling and tell if it is made with asbestos fibers, there are certainly signs of exposure, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and coughing. Prolonged exposure can contribute to the risk of lung cancer.
If you live in a very old house, chances are you’ve been living with asbestos for years. The risk of exposure, however, increases when an asbestos textured ceiling becomes damaged or begins to deteriorate. Popcorn ceiling removal Plano TX can help you to determine if there is any risk if you are unsure.
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Why you'd want to remove popcorn ceilings
Clearly there’s the health risk, and that should be enough. However, there are many benefits to removing a popcorn ceiling. Depending on your house size and the market, removing a popcorn ceiling may add significant resale value. Popcorn ceilings, which hide ceiling imperfections well, such as leaks and cracks, don’t handle moisture well. It is common the texture will eventually loosen and start to peel. And unlike smooth ceilings, the texture makes them harder to clean, as the mini-craters collect dust and cobwebs. Astectically, they look old and the shadows they cast tend to make the rooms appear smaller.
We take great pride in providing quality, professional popcorn ceiling removal at an affordable price.
Removing a popcorn ceiling yourself not only can be dangerous, as you risk the inhalation of asbestos in the air, it is an extremely messy task. It’s definitely a job you should leave up to the professionals. Drywall Plano contractors are those professionals. Don’t risk what you cannot see. Our professionals will test for asbestos and remove it safely, leaving in its place a smooth, well-finished surface that beautifies, is easy to clean, and increases resale value.
No matter whether you need drywall repair, drywall installation or water damage repair, our drywall contractors can come to you. We service the entire Dallas area and all major suburbs including, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, McKinney, Carrollton, Garland, Mesquite, Grand Prairie, Lewisville, Denton, Irving, and Arlington.