- Pleural disease
- Lung cancer
Ceiling Stucco Removal, Popcorn Ceiling Removal, Popcorn Texture Removal
Is asbestos in popcorn ceilings dangerous?
Popcorn ceilings were pretty popular back in the 1970s and 1980s, and for good reason – they were affordable and easy to install. But while homeowners may have actually liked the appearance of popcorn ceilings back then, this type of ceiling finish isn’t so stylish these days. In fact, homeowners with sprayed-on stucco ceilings are increasingly opting to have them removed or covered in an effort to improve the esthetics of their interior. But popcorn ceilings aren’t just being removed because they’re not very attractive – they’re also being removed because of the potential for there to be dangerous asbestos within the sprayed-on material. Asbestos was commonly incorporated into this material when popcorn ceilings were installed decades ago. While not necessarily harmful when dormant and left alone, asbestos can be very dangerous if the particles become airborne and are inhaled by the occupants of the home. Is the Asbestos in Popcorn Ceilings Hazardous to Your Health? Every once in a while, sprayed-on stucco ceilings need to be cleaned and dusted, just like any other surface in a home. But if you’ve ever had this type of bumpy texture in your ceiling, you’ll understand how difficult it can be to clean it without chipping off a little bit of substance. The problem with this is that if there is any asbestos in the particles that are chipped off and released into the air in dust form, it can cause all sorts of health problems, such as: