Between the 1950s and the 1980s, popcorn ceilings were especially popular. Unfortunately, the most popular type of popcorn ceiling was the asbestos popcorn ceiling and we are now aware that asbestos is a harmful and toxic material that we should not be exposed to or allowed to breathe. Popcorn ceiling removal for popcorn ceilings that were built during this period of time should absolutely be done by certified professionals, because the risk of exposure to asbestos during popcorn texture removal is capable of being quite high.
Popcorn ceilings are also known as acoustic ceilings, and they were especially popular in homes and other buildings between the latter half of the 1950s and the earlier years of the 1980s. It is still uncertain why exactly these asbestos popcorn ceiling installations became so popular, but many people believe that it is because they were so simple to apply, because they were capable of dampening sound, because they hid imperfections that existed in the ceiling, and for a host of additional reasons as well.
There are a number of disadvantages that come with asbestos popcorn ceilings as well, though, including the difficulty cleaning them. The biggest drawback associated with the popcorn ceiling concept, of course, is the presence of the harmful substance known as asbestos within them. We did not know then what we have come to know now about the harmful nature of asbestos.
If your home has a popcorn ceiling and it was painted before the middle of the 1980s, then there is a very strong and unfortunate chance that your popcorn ceiling is an asbestos popcorn ceiling. If you are planning to remove this popcorn ceiling from your home so that you can revitalize your home, then you are going to need to know and understand the risks involved in messing with your asbestos popcorn ceiling. Popcorn ceiling removal or popcorn texture removal is something that you cannot simply take lightly, because there is a chance that in doing this you are exposing yourself to a harmful substance that could cause cancer or other health problems including the permanent scarring of your lungs.
There are a number of health hazards associated with breathing in the asbestos fibers, which is why your popcorn texture removal process is best left to the pros. The health hazards that are caused by asbestos exposure are capable of developing between 15 and 40 years following the first time that you inhale the fibers. The most commonly understood diseases that are caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers include asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. The only way to protect yourself from these health hazards is to consult a professional popcorn texture removal company rather than attempting to tackle the process yourself. There are plenty of certified companies that can help you with your popcorn texture removal, rather than forcing you to put yourself at risk.
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- Proper containment and removal
- Thorough site decontamination
- Lawful disposal
- If asbestos needs to be tested, we will refer you to a list of certified labs