Can I safely remove popcorn ceiling?

Not all spray-on “popcorn” ceilings contain asbestos. To be certain, you may employ our company to create an asbestos test and obtain expert results from accredited laboratories. If you choose not to test for asbestos, presume that the ceiling does contain asbestos and handle it accordingly. Are you prepared to accept the serious health risks associated with doing the asbestos removal yourself?

The danger of popcorn ceilings

Popcorn ceiling is a friable material, which means it is easily damaged. When friable asbestos materials are disturbed, they emit toxic dust. Asbestos dust inhalation can cause serious diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

You have two legal choices for removing asbestos from your home: employ a licensed asbestos abatement contractor ( or do the job yourself. It is against the law to hire someone other than a licensed asbestos abatement contractor to perform asbestos removal work. It should be noted, however, that removing asbestos from your home can be hazardous. Any asbestos fibers are unavoidably released into the air, and there are no known safe levels of asbestos exposure.
However, common sense dictates that the home owner does not pursue one-of-a-kind or especially difficult asbestos projects. In such situations, it is best to avoid the risk of asbestos exposure by foregoing the do-it-yourself method and instead employing a licensed asbestos abatement contractor (

Remove Asbestos will be difficult

It is important to note, that even under the best of circumstances, homeowner-performed asbestos projects can be physically demanding and potentially dangerous. If you want to remove asbestos yourself, you accept legal responsibility for ensuring proper bagging and detection of asbestos debris, proper transport (in a covered vehicle), and disposal ONLY at disposal sites or transfer stations approved to accept such waste. These laws protect the community from the dangers of asbestos.
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