How to remove popcorn ceilings?

popcorn ceiling removal

In the United States, millions of homes have textured popcorn ceilings and walls, some of which contain asbestos. It is impossible to tell if the texturing contains asbestos simply by looking at it. A sample would need to be sent to a lab to determine if there is asbestos present. Many buyers opt to keep the popcorn ceilings in their original state, while others opt to remove the texturing. There are some guidelines and rules that should be followed if a buyer wants to remove the material The EPA guidelines must be followed.
Test First: Although many homes built in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s have asbestos-containing popcorn ceilings, not all of them do. The only way to know is to have a sample of the ceiling material tested. A homeowner can either take a sample and send it to a lab for testing or hire an asbestos abatement company to come out and take a sample and test it for them.

Hiring a Contractor To Do The Work
Homeowners who do not wish to do the work will often hire a contractor to do the work. If so, it is important to check:
Licenses: Is the contractor licensed and does their license cover removal and disposal of asbestos materials.
Experience: Is the contractor experienced in doing this type of work and do they have any references that you could check?
Permits: Are they going to pull the necessary and proper permits and pay for them or is it your responsibility? 

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I am very pleased with the work performed by Environmental Services Of America. Elias came out to look at a job, talked to me through it until I understood the entire process. They showed up on the schedule day and worked till the job was done. Elias sent pictures of the progress every day and when I got back to the house it was perfectly clean, they could not have done a better job.

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Billy Broom


We weren’t sure if the was asbestos in our floor or not. We called in the morning and they sent a technician out that afternoon and we had results the next day. Great technician, great customer service, all around a good experience with them.

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Christopher Faust


Elias was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt to answer the phone and get me on the schedule. The next morning we met at my property and the samples were taken. From start to finish, it only took a couple of days! Very impressive. Reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.

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