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Popcorn ceilings are another term for textured ceilings – you know those ceilings with little (or big!) bumps on them, swirls and circles. These designs were real popular between the 1930s and the 1970s because they added ‘character’ and hid any uneven spots and cracks on the ceiling. However, since their demise in the 1970s folks have been trying to get rid of them ever since but discovered it’s not as easy at it looks!
How To Remove Popcorn Ceilings
The simplest way is to call in an expert and that’s what we are. Our team are professional textured ceiling removers who work with both homeowners and business owners across the Jacksonville FL area. We provide our clients with an easy solution to rid them of the popcorn.
Now, that’s not to say that you can’t remove your own textured ceilings but it’s a messy job that requires specialist equipment and some skill to carry off successfully. Plus, once finished you’ll be left with a big clean up job. But one of the most important things to consider before you even touch a thing – is whether there are any hidden dangers in your ceilings.
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Dangers of Removing Popcorn Ceilings
Apart from balancing on ladders, there’s a far more serious issue with the removal of popcorn ceilings and that’s what they’ve been made with.
Back in the day, all manner of toxic chemicals were used to create these ceilings and they can present a danger to those who attempt to remove them unless they are trained, using the correct equipment and wearing the right protective gear. Which is why it is vital that before you do anything you-
GET A PROFESSIONAL TO TEST YOUR CEILINGS.
Harsh materials such as asbestos cause fine dust to accumulate while they are being removed and this dust can enter your lungs with the potential to cause deadly diseases including lung and other cancers. If any such materials are detected then you’ll need the expertise of specialist removers to keep you and your family safe.
Things To Consider With Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Jacksonville, FL
There are people who love their textured ceilings, they feel they add character and are in keeping with the period of the property and that’s great. But there are probably more people who hate these ceilings, then love them! So, why should you remove them?
One reason folks mention is that having a pattern on their ceiling means it’s harder to clean because of the dimples and grooves, this also makes re-painting them difficult too. Oh! And the spiders love to make their webs in them too.
Today’s trends run towards smooth ceilings and having a textured ceiling can make a home feel a bit old-fashioned. And this leads us to one of the biggest reasons why people want them removed. House sales. With the trend towards a more contemporary feel, smooth walls and ceilings are something that property buyers look for when viewing homes to purchase. And why some realtors advise their clients is to lose the textured ceilings as it puts buyers off and in some instances can either lose them a house sale or cause a potential buyer to put in a lower offer.
Property searchers worry about the possible cost of having to remove the ceilings themselves so will want this deducted from the house purchase price which under-values your property or makes it harder to sell. But don’t worry, it really doesn’t cost as much as you would imagine removing popcorn ceilings and if you pay for the professionals to come and take care of it your house will show off it’s best assets and not draw peoples eyes to the worst!
We’ll be able to let you know how much the job will cost, when we can start and how long we think the work will take.