Sunshine Textures On the Importance of Popcorn Removal Services

Leading South Florida company Sunshine Textures, Inc. shares why you should remove popcorn ceiling

Popcorn Removal Services

Sunshine Textures, Inc, a leading South Florida popcorn removal company specializing in drywall repair, knockdown textures, and asbestos popcorn ceiling removal, share the many dangers of asbestos and why it's important to have popcorn ceiling removed. 

According to their team, asbestos spray was a popular building material in the United States between the 1950s and 1980s. Used to conceal unfinished ceilings, it was considered to be an ideal material because it was non-flammable, durable, lightweight, and inexpensive. 

The Clean Air Act of 1978 banned spray-on asbestos products after learning that this material had been found to cause severe health problems, and could even lead to death. The experts at Sunshine Textures report that when the microscopic fibers are released into the air and then ingested or inhaled, it's possible to develop an asbestos-related disease.

There are three primary diseases associated with asbestos exposure:

  • Asbestosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma

Even after it was banned, asbestos was still being used, and can potentially remain in many homes today. While the ceilings won't negatively impact health risks as long as they remain undisturbed or properly encapsulated, experts suggest removing any textured ceiling. Asbestos is a deadly risk and removal is the safest option. 

The question remains, do popcorn ceilings contain asbestos? According to the team at Sunshine Textures, current asbestos percentage ranges from 1% to 10%, but it's the crumbliness that is most dangerous. Just by brushing an asbestos popcorn ceiling with a hand or finger can release toxic dust.

While the most common reason to remove popcorn ceilings is due to the threat of asbestos, other reasons include opting for better lighting, avoiding discoloration over time, and preventing the build up of dirt and dust. 

For popcorn removal in Delray Beach or anywhere from Broward County to St. Lucie County, Sunshine Textures, Inc. will cover walls and flooring with plastic for a no-mess guarantee, and can finish the job in just one day. Interested readers are invited to learn more by visiting their website.

About Sunshine Textures 

Sunshine Textures, Inc. is a popcorn removal and drywall repair company that has been servicing South Florida for over 20 years. They are leading professionals who specialize in popcorn ceiling removal, knockdown textures, painting, and smooth finish.

Source: Sunshine Textures