Popcorn Ceiling Removal
Popcorn ceiling removal may seem like a fairly easy task if you just have to get rid of the popcorn that's currently covering your ceiling. Although they've lost quite a bit of their popularity in recent years, there are still plenty of them in many houses today. If you're tired of those old bumpy ceiling panels, you may want to scrape them off on your own, but popcorn ceiling removal isn't as simple as you may think. It's a bit like wallpaper removal, but it can be very messy and exhausting to work overhead, so hiring someone like Lubbock Drywall Contractors can make the process quick and painless.
One thing to note when considering popcorn ceiling removal is the possibility of asbestos. Houses built before 1973 often used asbestos for many things, including the popcorn ceiling texture. If you're not sure, the ceiling should be tested for the presence of asbestos before any removal activity commences. If asbestos is determined to be present, you will need to hire a specialized asbestos abatement company before work can be done by a drywall company.
One concern about removing popcorn ceilings is the mess. Removing a popcorn ceiling can be very messy, so before you start, you should cover all exposed surfaces and tape over all the HVAC vents in the room you're working in. If you were leave the HVAC system on and don't cover the vents, the HVAC system can spread dust to your entire property. Besides just being messy, the dust from a popcorn ceiling can be a lung irritant, and can aggravate sinus and lung conditions of building occupants.
Our drywall technicians will take care of everything needed to ensure the mess is properly contained while they work. We'll prep the areas we're working in before we begin, and we'll clean everything up after we're done. You won't see a huge mess; you'll just see your modern smooth ceilings. We've been removing popcorn ceilings for many years, and we've got the equipment and expertise to mitigate all the issues surrounding popcorn ceiling removal so you don't need to worry about anything. Just give us a call and we'll take care of it!