How to Repair an Asbestos-Contaminated Ceiling
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on November 18, 2022
There were many uses of asbestos in the mid to late 20th century, ranging from drywall, insulation, tiles, to popcorn ceilings. Today, restoration companies in Toronto continue to uncover traces of the hazardous mineral in building materials, making asbestos removal in Toronto an everyday necessity. If you suspect asbestos is lingering in your ceiling, you may be at risk of exposure. To maintain your health, contact professional restoration companies in Toronto to conduct an asbestos inspection and comprehensive asbestos removal. Once asbestos is eradicated, you can live in your home without worry.
Here’s what you must know about repairing and restoring a contaminated ceiling and asbestos removal in Toronto with Canada’s Restoration Services.
Why Asbestos Was Used in Popcorn Ceilings
Asbestos was frequently used in popcorn or stucco ceilings to help with acoustics and soundproofing rooms and absorb echoes and noise. While soundproofing was an excellent quality of asbestos popcorn ceilings, they also helped conceal imperfections. If there were any flaws or any unfinished areas of the ceiling, popcorn ceilings were there to cover it up. In addition, because asbestos has fantastic fireproofing qualities, it was also used in popcorn ceilings to help fireproof certain rooms and areas of the home.
Why You May Need to Repair Popcorn Ceilings
There may be times when you want or need to repair your popcorn ceilings. For one, leaks may come from upstairs, either from your laundry room or bathroom. Or, there may be damage that needs to be repaired immediately. Of course, your popcorn ceilings age, and you might want to replace them with a plain white ceiling for aesthetic purposes. Before you fix your popcorn ceiling, it’s essential that you contact a professional restoration company in Toronto for an asbestos inspection, especially if your home is older.
Precautions to Take with Asbestos
In order to minimize the risk of asbestos in your popcorn ceiling being disturbed, it’s best to leave it alone as much as possible. Don’t use tape, screws, or nails in the ceiling, avoid scraping off the popcorn-like texture on your own, and don’t peel anything off it. If it does become damaged, exit the room, close the door, and contact a professional for an asbestos inspection.
Asbestos Inspections & Testing Toronto
Asbestos inspections from Canada’s Restoration Services are able to identify all traces of asbestos in a property, especially within popcorn ceilings. A general rule of thumb is that asbestos inspections should occur before any renovations or maintenance commence in a home older than 1985. If asbestos is discovered, our team will implement a comprehensive plan of action for removal.
Asbestos Removal Toronto
Popcorn ceilings are crumbly and friable, so asbestos within the ceilings can become airborne with ease. Trying to scrape popcorn ceilings or paint over them may cause asbestos to become airborne, resulting in numerous negative health effects. To ensure that your health is protected, professional asbestos removal is the safest and most surefire way to guarantee that the hazardous mineral is eradicated from your home.
If you suspect that your popcorn ceilings have asbestos in them, contact Canada’s Restoration Services today.