In Durham region, popcorn ceiling removal is a popular service request that Mr. SkimCoat responds to all year round. This is mainly because this style of ceiling installation or construction has become outdated. It, however, used to be very popular and well-desired back in the 1970s through to the 1990s and even in the early 2000s by some homeowners. With a 100% service guarantee, Mr. SkimCoat’s Durham popcorn ceiling removal experts are on top of your project and will provide you with the best home ceiling makeover service just as you imagined it.
Benefits of Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Durham - ON
There are many reasons why it's never advisable to remove popcorn ceiling all by yourself. Yes, you have watched some YouTube videos about how to remove popcorn ceiling all by yourself and the process looked very simple. However, it can be very misleading. Several factors come into play when removing popcorn ceiling. Surprisingly, it is much cheaper and also safer to call a professional Durham popcorn ceiling removal expert like Mr. SkimCoat to get the job done adhering to Ontario safety standards and requirements. Call us now and we will be there within 24 hours or the same day in some cases to check your project for:
- Provincial Safety Requirements – For all residential homes in Durham, Ontario, built in the 1970s - 1980s, or if a particular home has had a popcorn ceiling installed during the span of those decades, there is the likelihood that the popcorn ceiling might contain the dreaded and banned asbestos. As you may know, asbestos was originally preferred over 50 years ago due to its fire-resistant capability. By 1978, it was discovered to be cancerous. This discovery means that there are potentially several homes in Durham, Ontario that have asbestos in their construction. The removal method of scraping which leads to contact with asbestos can be very harmful to the person removing the popcorn ceiling, and also detrimental health-wise to the inhabitants of the home. Mr. SkimCoat is equipped to test for asbestos, and when it’s detected, we provide you with several recommendations, options and processes for you to choose from.
- Increase in Home Value – Popcorn ceiling has lost its popularity unlike the ‘70s and ‘80s when it was the most desired form of ceiling installation. Fast forward some 45+ years later and Durham home buyers are looking for smooth finished ceiling with skim coat plastering in their homes. Yes, your read right. If you remove your popcorn ceiling and have the ceiling skim coat plastered to a level 5 drywall finish in your home the market value for your investment goes up.
- Modern Style Preference – Travel in time back to the 70s - 90s and every home owner will tell you that popcorn ceilings were all the rave in homes across the Durham region. The acoustics they brought to the home was very good for homeowners who are audiophiles. A huge number of homeowners in Durham, now see popcorn ceilings as an outdated design installation. this is actually one of the major reasons a lot of homeowners have theirs removed. Removing your popcorn ceilings and allowing the smooth skim coated ceilings will be a major upgrade to your room and show off a more modern look.
After removal of the popcorn, intensive preparation work is done to ready the ceiling to best receive the level-5 finishing - skim coating. Our skim coat experts can then come in and make your ceiling smooth again with a variety of colors to select from!
Contact Us for Your Durham Popcorn Ceiling Removal Project
If you are ready to have your popcorn ceiling removed, it is safer and highly recommended to have the experts do it than trying your hands at a DIY. Mr. SkimCoat has been removing popcorn ceilings from homes in the Durham region for years. We have established a unique process that will leave your room ready for painting, remodeling, and redecorating if that's your goal. Now is the time to call our popcorn ceiling removal experts servicing Durham to start the process. Call us now on 416-994-7809!
Asbestos and Why it is Hazardous to Your Health
According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, CCOHS:
Asbestos is a hazard to health when the fibers are disturbed and become airborne. This means that asbestos poses health risks only when fibres are present in the air and then people breathe them into the lungs. Fibres can be released into the air when asbestos-containing products break down. This release can happen through deterioration or when the material is cut or disturbed.
If asbestos is found, hire a qualified asbestos removal specialist to get rid of it before beginning work. Avoid disturbing asbestos materials yourself. This increases the risk to your health and your family's health. Check with your provincial and territorial workplace safety authorities to find out the qualifications or certifications needed in your area. If you have vermiculite-based insulation in your attic, it may contain asbestos. To avoid exposure to asbestos fibres, do not disturb vermiculite-based attic insulation in any way or attempt to remove it yourself.
Our experts at Mr. SkimCoat Inc. are here throughout the week and on call during emergencies to help remove the popcorn ceiling that you may suspect is aged enough to possibly contain asbestos. Please do not touch it, just call us or use our webform to contact us ASAP!