Popcorn ceiling removal and repair services in Virginia Beach, VA and surrounding areas.
During the period between around the 1930s to the 1970s, the trend was to swirl and stipple designs onto ceilings in both homes and businesses across the States and in some European countries too.
It was used both as a design feature but perhaps, more importantly, it was used to cover up any cracks or uneven spots on the ceiling.
As the craze continued folks came up with different designs one of which was called popcorn as it resembles the bumps and lumps of popcorn.
But as with most trends, by the 1970s folks decided they didn’t want swirly ceilings and concerns were raised over the safety of the products used in the creation of textured ceilings.
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Since the 1970s there’s been a decrease in its use with the current trend now for contemporary lines and smooth ceilings. So, it’s no surprise that lots of people now want that look reflected in their homes too.
But apart from current trends here are a few other reasons-
The first thing to make clear is that you shouldn’t be alarmed that your ceiling is dangerous if all you do each day is walk under it! But what you should know is, if you are planning on getting rid of your textured ceiling and are planning on doing the work yourself-
YOU NEED TO GET AN EXPERT IN TO TEST YOUR CEILING BEFORE YOU TOUCH IT.
Back in the day, they didn’t have an understanding of just how toxic some of the materials they used when making these ceilings, really was. They routinely used harsh chemicals such as asbestos with no thought to what would happen when folks wanted to remove the popcorn later.
Asbestos produces fine dust which if it gets into your lungs has the potential to lead to serious, life-threatening diseases including lung cancer. Professionals who work with asbestos have received training, understand how to undertake the job and wear high-quality specialist protective gear that limits their exposure to the chemicals.
It is therefore essential that you do not attempt to remove anything from your ceiling until you are positive no asbestos or other harsh chemicals are present.
You’ll always find information online about how to DIY stuff but sometimes by the time you’ve purchased the necessary specialist equipment and done the job, along with the clear up afterwards – it’s easier to get in the professionals.
We have a team of experts who understand how to remove these ceilings. Our equipment makes the job quicker and we are aware of just how to undertake the job – we won’t need to watch YouTube videos before and during the job to learn how to do it.
But one of the reasons people like to call us in – this is a messy job and requires a lot of preparation and a fair amount of clean-up afterwards which a lot of folks just don’t want to do.
We’ll chat to you about your project, give you a quote and book you in at a date and time that suits you. We’ll give you an idea of how long the job will take and that’s it – you can leave the rest to us.