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Popcorn Ceiling Removal

popcorn ceiling removal in progress

Whenever you read things about popcorn ceiling online they tend to be warnings about how dangerous it is to have this type of ceiling still installed. This is mainly due to the fact that this type of ceiling was made with asbestos. These were later found to release all sorts of harmful toxins into the air. This was due to a natural issue with the area that they were being collected from. They were essentially banned from constructions in the 1970s but there are still some out there. If you are worried about your ceiling potentially containing asbestos give us a call. Especially before you try your hand at removing them on your own.

Is This A Real Issue?

As we mentioned when people first read about this as a possibility they tend to be taken aback by the notion that this may be a real issue. With that in mind, we want to ease some of the tensions. Obviously, this is something that has become less of a problem. If you have a home that was built in this century then you are pretty much on the safe side. If you a home that is a little bit older you really should not be taking the risks.

Inspections   

If you are uneasy about this particular situation then all that you are going to need to do is give us a call or contact us and we can provide an inspection. We will not only be checking for a potential asbestos issue. We are going to be able to go through your home to spot moisture and mold issues that you could be facing. By the end of our inspection, we will be able to give you a rundown of our findings. That way you are going to have the information that you need to make other decisions.

How Are These Ceilings Dealt With?

If we are just going to be dealing with the removal of wall texture the process is not all that complex. It may take a little longer than it would on a wall just because we are going to have to be looking up the whole time as we do it. Being on a ladder and things like that may force us to take a little longer. Other than that it is just a standard scrape, sand, recoat and repaint procedure. Nothing too out of the ordinary. If we are dealing with asbestos there are a couple of things added to the plan.

Adding Texture

Maybe what you are looking for is to switch out that popcorn ceiling and add a new texture to the ceiling. That is a perfectly valid request. There are a couple of ways that we could go about helping you with it. Usually what we are going to be doing is using a paint roller to add the texture after we have scraped and sanded the old popcorn ceiling texture away. We are going to be able to add any type of pattern that you would like.

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