How Asbestos Removal Companies in Washington, D.C. Handle Popcorn Ceilings
Older homeowners in Washington, D.C. are calling in asbestos removal professionals to handle “popcorn ceilings.” Many homes built in Washington, D.C. in the late 1930s through the 1990s have popcorn ceilings or a texture of some type applied to the ceilings. Another name for the slang “popcorn ceiling” is known as a cottage cheese ceiling or a stucco ceiling. This was the standard for bedroom ceilings and hallway ceilings because of its bright, white appearance and to hide imperfections.
Popcorn ceilings were a cost-effective method for Washington, D.C. contractors to avoid creating a smooth plastered ceiling. Instead of taking the time to finish a ceiling properly, a bunch of plaster (often mixed with asbestos) and even glitter was added to cover the surface.
Now homeowners who want to get rid of their textured ceilings for a smoother look are turning to asbestos removal companies in Washington, D.C. to completely remove the ceilings or to be advised of other options available to them.
I Have Popcorn Ceilings. Now What?
Your best plan should be to test first to actually see if indeed your popcorn ceilings contain asbestos. If after you have your ceilings tested and you find out indeed you do have asbestos lurking in your ceilings, don’t panic. If your ceilings are in good shape, there is no reason to worry. They likely will not release any hazardous fibers. If ceilings are damaged or you want to remove the popcorn texture or tear out completely, you should call an asbestos removal company in Washington, D.C. to handle the job.
Once you start sanding or washing, you stand the chance of releasing asbestos fibers into the air and also into your lungs. This is not healthy for anyone who is exposed to the airborne fibers. A professional asbestos removal company in Washington, D.C. will come to your home and map out a plan to accomplish what it is you want to be done with your popcorn ceiling.
Trying to tackle an asbestos removal job by yourself in Washington, D.C. is extremely hazardous to you and your family members. When you go to sand your ceilings, this creates dust which will diffuse asbestos fibers throughout the room and adjacent rooms where it could land on furniture or other items giving your family a long-term exposure to asbestos.
Any asbestos removal should be done by professionals in Washington, D.C. for the safety and health of your family.