The Problem With Popcorn Ceilings
Popcorn ceilings are a style of textured ceiling which were once the norm for houses in the United States. Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, these ceilings were used in homes because of their cheapness, ease of installation, and ability to muffle sound.
Unfortunately, many old popcorn ceilings contain a mineral fiber known as asbestos, which was later discovered to pose a major health hazard. Over time, inhalation of these carcinogenic fibers can lead to terminal health conditions including asbestosis (a condition resulting in your lungs being scarred and inflamed), lung cancer and mesothelioma. As a result, popcorn ceilings quickly fell out of favor and are almost never seen in homes constructed since the year 2000.
Benefits of Removing Popcorn Ceilings
If you live in a home built more than fifty years ago, or are planning to move into an older home, there is a good chance that the house will have popcorn ceilings in some of its rooms. Since many neighborhoods in the Twin Cities metro area were built during the 1900s, a large number of them feature popcorn ceilings. Any popcorn ceilings containing asbestos fibers pose a huge risk to the safety of your family, and should be removed immediately by trained specialists.
Even if you have a newer popcorn ceiling that does not contain asbestos, there are still plenty of good reasons to have it replaced. Because of its textured design, popcorn ceilings trap dust and allergens, keeping them in your house and thus perpetuating any symptoms caused by their presence, including labored breathing, coughing, sneezing, and irritated sinuses. The innumerable bumps and grooves in popcorn ceilings also prevents them from reflecting natural light into your home.
By contrast, smooth ceilings are designed to bounce sunlight around, allowing you to illuminate your home during the day without racking up a hefty power bill. Popcorn ceilings can also make your home difficult to sell. Due to the aforementioned negative factors, they tend to be extremely unpopular in the present housing market. If your residence has popcorn ceilings, expect the property value to be lower and for buyers to show less interest.
Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal
Don’t make the mistake of trying to scrape off your popcorn ceiling by yourself. It’s a process that takes a long time, makes a huge mess, and is hazardous to your health, since you can breathe in a deadly amount of asbestos fibers in the process. Call in the specialists from Cascadia LLC to remove your house’s popcorn ceilings in a safe and efficient manner. “Quality Over Quantity” is our motto here at Cascadia, so you can rest assured that we won’t send in amateurs who will mark up your walls and spread bits of ceiling across your floors and carpets.
We contract only the best craftsmen, trained in-house, who will bring with them both the experience and the tools they need to scrape out your unsightly popcorn ceiling with professional diligence. Our top-notch customer service is founded on five principals:
- Our specialists provide friendly and knowledgeable service. They can answer any questions you may have about our popcorn ceiling removal process.
- Our crew prioritizes your health and your space. We’ll do our best to avoid spreading bits of ceiling through your house, and we’ll aim to disrupt your family’s daily life as little as possible.
- We pride ourselves in maintaining job sites that are clean and orderly. Our team will make sure all of the carcinogenic asbestos fibers find their way into our dumpster, and not into your carpets and furniture.
- We will provide you with daily updates on our popcorn ceiling removal process to make sure you never feel out of the loop.
- Our specialists use only the best tools and techniques so as to remove your popcorn ceilings in the most effective way possible.
If your home in the Twin Cities area has popcorn ceilings that you want out, employ the quality service you deserve. Contact Cascadia LLC today for the best popcorn ceiling removal in Minnesota!