In the 1960s and 1970s, textured or “popcorn” ceilings were all the rage. Not surprisingly, a significant amount of the substance utilised to
generate that instantly recognisable, grainy appearance contains asbestos. Despite the fact that the Clean Air Act prohibited the use of
asbestos in the construction of textured ceilings and walls, asbestos remains in countless homes throughout the Glasgow region.
We were recently contacted to remove a popcorn ceiling in a property in Glasgow’s Lincoln Park district. As you can see from the
photographs below, this ceiling covered the majority of the home’s main living space, leaving our team with a fairly large work area.
The Process of Popcorn Ceiling Removal
The initial stage in our procedure was to use 6mm plastic to isolate the living room from the rest of the house. We then shut off all the
HVAC systems. This keeps dangerous spores contained within the work area and prevents them from spreading to the rest of the house.
Following that, we installed an industrial-strength HEPA exhaust system, which generated negative pressure within the work space and
expelled it to the outside via a well-sealed ventilation window.
Our asbestos removal pros then dressed in protective gear and began gently removing all of the texturing from the ceiling.
After wrapping and sealing the asbestos removal waste in double 6mm polyurethane bags, it was stored in 55-gallon sealed fibre drums.
Following that, we HEPA vacuumed the ceiling and wet-wiped it with modified water. The material was then hauled and disposed of in
accordance with all applicable federal, state, and municipal rules and regulations.
Finally, clearance air sampling was conducted by a licenced I.D.P.H. air sampling professional, and air samples will be examined by a
Managing Asbestos Projects
Asbestos Removal 247 is a Glasgow-based asbestos removal company dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of education and
certification in order to safely remove asbestos from residential and commercial properties.
We ensure that all necessary licences are obtained and that any required inspections occur during each asbestos removal process. We
prioritise safety for both our personnel and our clients.
If you believe your home may contain asbestos, contact us now for a free examination and no-obligation price to have it properly removed
and disposed of.
Posted on the 5th of September, 2019.
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