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Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost?

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost?

Popcorn ceiling may be expensive to remove.

 Popcorn ceilings...really!  That use to be the number one ceiling starting back into 1950 through 1980's.  It was the go to cover up on imperfections on non perfect ceilings.  

Back in those times there was a high demand in asbestos building materials in the US. These type of ceilings were used all over the US in all types and sizes of homes.  It was very common to have 1 to 10 percent asbestos in the materials to create the popcorn ceiling. 

Asbestos is very dangerous and could lead to disease such as cancer and lung issues.  This type of ceiling is friable, meaning, it can damage easily.  When your ceiling is popcorn and friable it could release a toxic dust with just a little disturbance. The dust is what cause cancer of the lung and mesthelioma.  As long as the ceiling is undisturbed, the chances of it endangering your health is low. 

Yes it is true that you can be around the popcorn ceiling as long as it is not disturbed. Just the slightest brush with your hand could however, release dust that may contain asbestos. 

Popcorn ceiling removal

Tips for Living with Asbestos Popcorn Ceiling

  • Do not brush agaist the popcorn ceiling and release dust

  • Avoid placing shelving on popcorn ceilings they could scrape the popcorn asbestos

  • Don't touch the ceiling with bare hands.

  • Don't let children play ball on the ceiling as residue may get on the toy

  • IBed that are classified as bunk beds may be to high. Do not use bunk bed were popcorn ceilings exist

How expensive is it to Remove the Popcorn Ceiling?

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost
National Average Cost$1,710
Minimum Cost$300
Maximum Cost$4,800
Average Range $1,010 to $2,260

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