Once very popular, popcorn ceilings are now considered outdated, ugly, and difficult-to-maintain. If you wish to have your acoustic popcorn ceiling removed, then our specialists may be able to help.
Why have a professional remove your popcorn ceiling?
DIYing your way through popcorn ceiling removal could often be more cost-efficient than hiring a contractor to do it for you. But when it comes to time, skill, and tools, getting rid of popcorn ceiling without professional help is most likely going to be unfeasible for most people.
Popcorn ceiling removal may seem like an easy project – just scrape the ceiling off, smoothen the surface out, and enjoy your new and shiny ceiling. In reality, it’s more complicated than that.
First of all, the removal process will strongly depend on the composition of the ceiling and whether or not it is painted or has any coatings. Certain ceiling coatings and paint may make removal quite difficult.
Then, the sole scraping process isn’t easy as well – you have to not just remove the ceiling but do so in a manner to avoid any damage to it so that the final product looks smooth and like new. An inexperienced hand will most likely struggle with this.
Aside from that, there are many preparatory steps that you need to take before removal, such as light switch & fixture removal, floor & furniture protection, and covering of electrical boxes in walls or the ceiling. One who has never done similar projects could easily miss a step, bringing a disaster upon themselves.
Lastly, there is some skim-coating that needs to be done in order to smoothen the ceiling and prepare it for painting and sealing. This again is a thing that is often only mastered by experienced individuals.
Not to mention that popcorn ceiling removal takes a lot of time, which you may simply not have due to your busy schedule.
The solution? To hire a professional, of course! While this may end up costing you more, you will be able to save your precious time, as well as not deal with any of the risks associated with the project.
Asbestos in popcorn ceiling
One important thing to know about is that some popcorn ceilings contain asbestos, a substance that imparts heat resistance and acoustic insulation properties to ceilings. In the early 1980s, asbestos was forbidden in ceiling-making due to its serious health hazards. If your ceiling has been assembled before the 1980s, then it may have asbestos in it.
If such a ceiling is disturbed in any way, asbestos particles could become airborne and then be inhaled by the home’s occupants, resulting in serious conditions such as lung cancer or mesothelioma.
Due to the risks associated with asbestos, you need to have your ceiling material probed for it. If your ceiling does indeed contain asbestos, then addressing a professional service for ceiling removal will be your only legal choice.
Why choose us for your project in Fort Worth, TX?
Considering all of the above, hiring a professional service for popcorn ceiling removal is going to be a reasonable choice for most people. And if you happen to be looking for such a service in Fort Worth or its vicinity, then our skilled workers are ready to help.
Our service offers:
- Free quoting of our services.
- Timely and accurate delivery in accordance with your scheduling needs.
- Proper equipment to allow for damage prevention and quick removal of popcorn ceilings.
- Years of experience to avoid any complications, including those associated with asbestos.
- Protection of all your property from accidental water damage (during the wetting) and from ceiling particles.