- Do Your Popcorn Ceilings Contain Asbestos?
- Should You Have Your Popcorn Ceiling Removed?
The Clean Air Act of 1978 banned the use of asbestos in textured ceiling paint. Popcorn ceilings, also called acoustic or textured ceilings, were commonly used in the U.S from the 1950’s into the 1980’s.
Asbestos fibers can cause lung disease, scarring of the lungs and lung cancer, if inhaled in large quantities. But not all popcorn ceilings contain asbestos.
If left undisturbed or contained, asbestos is not dangerous. You can contain the asbestos in a popcorn ceiling by painting it.
But still, many people don’t want it present in their home. If your popcorn ceiling is damaged or crumbling or flakes easily, the tiny fibers can be inhaled.
To determine if your ceiling contains asbestos, you will need to have it tested. To find a licensed asbestos inspector, contact your regional Environmental Protection Agency office.
Call DC & Associates Painting Company to have your acoustic ceiling painted or removed. SAFETY, BUDGET, and SCHEDULE are our priorities.