Popcorn Ceiling Removal
Popcorn ceilings were majorly used in building constructions during the early days. Homeowners prefer these ceilings because of their efficiency. They didn’t require any painting afterward, thus saving on money that would be used purchasing paint. Popcorn also covers any ceiling imperfections. Popcorn ceilings were also used since they absorb unwanted sound from the roof and prevent spreading fires.
Like all other trends used in the early 70s, these ceilings have been phased out, and better, advanced technology is in use today. For this reason, most homeowners are opting for popcorn ceiling removal.
Getting rid of these ceilings comes with many challenges, which could be challenging to do independently. The process is time-consuming and requires much care to avoid mishandling and destroying the roof. While there are many DIY procedures for removing popcorn ceiling, you will need skilled contractors for the best results.
Precautions When Removing Popcorn Ceiling
Check for asbestos
Asbestos is a component that most builders used for covering popcorn ceilings. The reason you will need to test for asbestos presence is that it is a dangerous compound. The substance is hazardous to your health and may cause lung cancer.
Before starting the process, take a sample of the popcorn ceiling to test for asbestos presence. If the compound is found, contact a specialist to help in the removal process to avoid dangers that come along with asbestos.
Cover Walls Floor and Everything in the room
Scraping off the popcorn ceiling is usually very messy. Therefore, you will need to prepare the rooms before the process. You can move furniture to a different room then cover the walls and floors with a large cloth.
Wear protective gear
Since the ceiling material could pose hazardous challenges to your health, put on protective gear. Wear disposable cover-ups and ensure your entire skin is well covered. Additionally, you will need a high-efficiency respirator and also turn on the air purifier.
DMV Drywall Repair Service
The DMV Drywall Repair Service is a company that deals with all residential or commercial building repairs, removals, and installations. We provide drywall and ceiling services in Woodbridge, VA.
If your old popcorn ceiling is giving headaches and you need the removal, then DMV Drywall Repair is only a call away. Our professional contractors will ensure the ceiling’s safe removal and leave your space looking neat. We are also keen on your health by providing the correct disposal mechanism of the popcorn ceiling materials that have been scraped off.