Do You Need Asbestos Popcorn Ceiling Removal?

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Our team at Remtech Environmental has the right accreditations to remove asbestos. In case you aren’t aware, asbestos is a mineral once prized for its useful qualities, such as fire resistance, but it has since been proven to pose serious health risks. Asbestos was used in all kinds of building materials for decades, but it has largely been phased out due to the medical risks it poses.

Do You Need Asbestos Popcorn Ceiling Removal?

One common place to find asbestos is in old popcorn ceilings, which is why our team offers asbestos popcorn ceiling removal services. In this article, we will go over some key information to help you determine whether you require this service.

  • Age of Your Ceiling – One way to determine if you need asbestos popcorn ceiling removal is to consider the age of the ceiling. As we mentioned above, asbestos use fell significantly by the mid-1980s (but not to zero), so your ceiling is less likely to contain this material if it was built after 1985. However, if your ceiling was built prior to that, then the risk of it containing asbestos is higher.
  • Condition of Your Ceiling – Another thing to consider when deciding whether to use our asbestos popcorn ceiling removal services is the condition of your ceiling. Asbestos becomes dangerous when its fibers (which are microscopically thin) are disturbed, as this allows the fibers to be inhaled into the lungs, where they can do serious damage to the tissues. An intact, undamaged popcorn ceiling is usually safe, even if it does contain asbestos, but when the asbestos material is damaged, then it becomes a hazard. If you have a renovation planned that could disturb your popcorn ceiling, you need to be concerned and have it removed by an accredited, properly insured, and experienced asbestos professional.

If you’re worried about the state of your popcorn ceiling, you can contact our team to have us assess its condition and give you our expert recommendation.