Tired of that ugly, outdated popcorn ceiling? Popcorn ceilings were very popular in the 60s, 70s and early 80s as a ceiling treatment. Since we are no longer living in these decades, this old-fashioned design component can negatively affect the value of your home.
Does My Ceiling Have Asbestos?
Many popcorn ceilings contain asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of minerals with long fibers additional to plaster to create the popcorn effect in many homes particularly in bedrooms, living room and hallways. Asbestos was banned from use in 1978, but can nevertheless be found in homes built during the early 80s.
the time of action of removing an asbestos ceiling involves following OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements that keep residents and workmen safe from the fibers released into the air. While there are homeowners who attempt this job on their own, it is not suggested due to the risks. specialized painting companies that offer to remove a popcorn ceiling understand the risks and will take the proper precautions to protect your family.
How is Popcorn Ceiling Removed?
The removal of a popcorn ceiling is a messy, dusty job involving a lot of hard work and sweat. Not to mention the aching muscles that come from reaching overhead to scrape the treatment off of the ceiling.
When you invite a specialized painting company into your home, they will use the latest technologies to remove and dispose of the popcorn ceiling texture properly. There are eight basic steps a specialized will follow when they visit your home and removes your this kind of ceiling.
1) Cover the walls and flooring with plastic
2) Wet the popcorn texture
3) Scrape the ceiling with a wide blade
4) Dispose of the waste properly
5) Put a coat of sheetrock mud over the ceiling
6) Sand and chief the ceilings
7) Check for any imperfections and correct
8) Paint the ceiling
Hire a Painting Company
There are many companies large and small that offer popcorn ceiling removal sets, but not all practice safe asbestos removal guidelines. Here are some things you should look for when hiring a painting company:
· Make sure they are insured
· Ask for references
· When they give you an calculate, ask if there would be any additional costs
· Check how long they have been in business
· Inquire about results guarantees
· Ask about safety with procedures
Taking the time to make sure that you choose a reputable company with a great reputation is very important. In the case where you are dealing with potentially hazardous materials, it can become already more important. In the end, the time you took selecting – and money you spent in engaging – a painting company will pay off when you have a beautiful updated ceiling.