Asbestos Ceiling Removal Services
It has been referred to as the popcorn that nobody wants anymore: Asbestos popcorn ceilings in your home or business. Nobody wants popcorn on their ceilings anymore. However, it is still unsafe to remove it yourself, and here is why it’s highly recommended to use a North Carolina-licensed asbestos contractor, such as DARI. We all know that asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber formed deep within the earth. Asbestos is also heat resistant, and was easily molded into just about any shape by construction workers before 1980’s, when it was banned because it was found to be so dangerous. In fact, it was used in over 4,000 different construction materials and manufactured products, including many found in homes such as, asbestos popcorn ceilings, and asbestos tile ceilings.
Some may ask “Why is potential asbestos in my ceiling a concern?” Well, when disturbed, asbestos breaks down into small fibers up to 1,300 times thinner than a human hair. These tiny fibers easily spread through the air and become airborne, and when humans are exposed to it, or inhale it, these fibers can travel into the lungs and become trapped in tissue. Once trapped, these fibers can cause devastating negative effects such as, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. There's no safe level of asbestos exposure, and research suggests that asbestos fibers can cause severe lung diseases and cancer up to 10 to 30 years beyond the initial asbestos exposure.
This is why it's important to identify asbestos-containing materials in your home so you can protect you and your family’s health. Because roofs leak and homes settle and a damaged popcorn ceiling is impossible to match, water uses the popcorn as a wick and spreads.
Until Asbestos was banned in 1989, asbestos was used in most ceiling texture, and disturbing it creates a health hazard. Even paint and drywall contractors will require that your ceiling be certified free of asbestos before they move forward.
If your home dates from the early 1980s or earlier, and you feel that you may have asbestos in your home, it is important that you leave it alone. Asbestos is only a problem if the fibers are released into the air by being disturbed. If the asbestos –containing material is in good condition and if it has not been disturbed, then it will not release asbestos fiber into the air, sometimes, the safest and least costly option is to leave the asbestos material alone. Call DARI at 336-510-4052 to find out. If you have any questions about asbestos ceiling removal, or what types of asbestos could potentially be inside your home, please call DARI’s asbestos abatement team at 336-510-4052 for a walk-thru with a licensed asbestos ceiling removal expert and inspector.
Sometimes, asbestos materials can be repaired. If the asbestos material has minimal damage, it may be repaired with a special coating called encapsulant. However, removing the asbestos material is typically the home-owners best option, especially if the asbestos material is extensively damaged or if it will be disturbed by renovation or other occurrences. Homeowners are strongly encouraged to use a North Carolina-licensed asbestos contractor for all asbestos ceiling removal endeavors. If you have any questions about asbestos ceiling removal, or what types of asbestos could potentially be inside your home, please call DARI’s asbestos team at 336-510-4052 for a walk-thru with a licensed asbestos ceiling removal expert. With our two convenient triad locations, DARI has been the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High-Point area’s go-to asbestos remediation team since 1987.