A popcorn ceiling, also known as an acoustic ceiling, is a ceiling that has been treated with one of several spray-on or paint-on treatments. The ceiling’s sound-deadening characteristics come from the rough surface, which is made up of small vermiculite or polystyrene particles.
Aside from having a great finish on your ceiling, popcorn removal will ensure that your home is cleaner, with less dust and grime. Popcorn ceilings can give off an unpleasant stench in the space, so eliminating them can restore that homey feel. While doing the removal, our professionals will ensure that everything is in working order to guarantee that no problems arise in the future that could have been avoided if handled earlier.
When a popcorn ceiling is removed improperly, asbestos fibers are released into the air, which can be ingested and stuck in the lungs, causing diseases such as mesothelioma. Popcorn ceilings may have such a sweet name that you would think they are harmless and cannot hurt you or your body, but this is not the case when it comes to their removal, which is why it should always be done by professionals who know what they are doing.
This may make you suspicious if all popcorn ceilings contain asbestos.
Asbestos is commonly found in popcorn ceilings, ranging from 1% to 10%. While 1% may appear little, any amount of asbestos in a popcorn ceiling is cause for concern and should be handled.
Do I have to be concerned about the popcorn ceiling?
As long as the popcorn ceiling is not disturbed or properly enclosed, it poses no health risk. In the long run, it’s safer to have it properly removed. A higher proportion of asbestos is worse, but even a few percent asbestos in a popcorn ceiling is not safe.
We can take care of your crumbling ceiling properly here at Gonzalez Quality Painting and bring back life into your ceiling along with some freshness to it, here our employees have been trained and have the necessary skill set to deal with such ceilings.
Our group of professionals will provide top-quality work to meet the standards of our company. Our number one goal is that you are completely satisfied with our service by never overpromising and always over-delivering. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail will ensure we get the job done right the first time.