Popcorn Ceiling Removal
These ceilings, which were popular during the 1930s-1960s.
Commonly referred to as "Popcorn" ceilings, they look like cottage cheese. The textured material was popular in the 1960s and 1970s, and it was an aesthetic solution that was sometimes used to hide imperfections in construction or materials. timUnfortunately, the rough texture of a popcorn ceiling also trapped allergens, dust, and cobwebs. These accumulated quickly and were hard to remove without damaging the ceiling, which was bad because the material likely contains asbestos. For that and a variety of other reasons, popcorn removal is a task best entrusted to trained and experienced industry professionals.
There is a health hazard
If you have an old popcorn ceiling, there is a chance that it contains asbestos. Asbestos is the most dangerous when inhaled, so if there's any chance of encountering it, you should have your ceiling removed as soon as humanly possible. The health risks of popcorn ceilings are not worth the hassle. Not only are they difficult to clean, but they require constant maintenance to remove the grime that gets trapped in all of those nooks and crannies. Painting a popcorn ceiling can be equally frustrating for the same reasons.
Your home might thank you
Popcorn ceilings are becoming less of a common problem for homeowners. But they are still out there. The materials in these ceilings trap steam and water vapor, which can lead to structural damage, mold, and vermin. To avoid these problems in the future, have your popcorn ceiling professionally repaired or removed.
A common reason that popcorn ceilings are removed is because they make rooms look dated and old to prospective buyers. That all-important first impression can be ruined when a house feels outdated, and cost you that modern, inviting feel. A ceiling that screams the 1960s can make a home feel old, despite modern appliances and features. Removing your popcorn ceilings can give your house a modern appeal. A fresh look will make your home more appealing to potential buyers, which will help it stay on the market for a shorter time span.
It's a dirty job
While removing a popcorn ceiling is a slow, labor-intensive job, it can be made worse by the presence of asbestos. Even if it does not contain asbestos, the superfine white dust that comes off of it will cause breathing problems and make clean-up one homeowner's worst nightmare.
A number of materials are necessary for asbestos removal, including tarps/plastic sheeting to cover floors, carpets, and furniture. A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) mask is also necessary if there is a risk of asbestos. When removing asbestos, it is necessary to cover your entire body with clothing to prevent the particles from flying into the air. Safety goggles, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and clothing to cover your head, hands, and feet are required. That's why most property owners choose to avoid the hassles and risks of painting their own house. Instead, they hire the trained professionals at paintEZ.
PaintEZ specializes in high-quality interior painting, but we offer so much more. Our skilled professionals are also qualified to remove popcorn ceilings, which are notorious for causing headaches. Give us a call today and let's get started!