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Why You Need to Get Rid of Your Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceilings, otherwise known as stipple ceilings, stucco ceilings, or acoustic ceilings, were all the rage in home design through the 1970s. However, they were phased out of style eventually, and it was for the best in our opinion. Learn more about why you should get rid of the popcorn ceilings in your home if you still have them.

Why Popcorn Ceilings Have to Go

Every few years home styles take a drastic change and leave homeowners wanting to move into their dream home or recreate their dream home, and that’s exactly what has happened with popcorn ceilings. What once used to be an incredibly popular ceiling look in bedrooms, closets, and hallways, has now turned into an outdated look that most homeowners are wanting to remove.

Although, it’s not just the change in style that is inspiring homeowners to remove their popcorn ceilings, it’s also a safety issue. When popcorn ceilings were first invented, they were made with flecks of white asbestos to get the popcorn look. As we’ve explained in past blog posts, asbestos is an incredibly toxic material and is no longer allowed to be used in building materials.

How to Remove Popcorn Ceilings?

The toxicity of the asbestos in popcorn ceilings makes the removal process a bit more difficult than you might have imagined. Before you take your scraper or sander to the ceiling, there are a few things you should know.

Sitting asbestos is not inherently dangerous. It really only poses a threat once it becomes airborne, and is inhaled. This is why proper removal is so crucial. The best way to remove asbestos is by hiring a professional asbestos removal team.

At Burns Environmental Services, we have a vast amount of experience in the environmental cleaning industry and are prepared to face whatever we encounter within your home. Visit us online today or contact us by phone to learn more about our services and how we can help.