In Toronto - the financial capital of Canada - and the GTA, Mr. SkimCoat services popcorn ceiling removal requests round the clock and even on some holidays. This is due to the fact that this style of ceiling installation in the construction industry and home safety laws has become outdated and homeowners are in haste to get rid of them. Back in the day, it used to be very popular and most recommended. Its popularity peaked from the 1970s to the 1990s and was well preferred by a lot of homeowners until the early 2000s. With a reliable service guarantee, Mr. SkimCoat’s Toronto popcorn ceiling removal experts are always at hand to complete your project. We will provide you with top ceiling makeover service on a competitive budget.
Benefits of Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Toronto and the GTA
Talk to any construction expert in the Toronto area and they will tell you that it's not a good option at all to attempt to remove your popcorn ceiling all by yourself. Google search, DIY information on the internet and social media, may have shown you some videos on how to take on this as a project you can accomplish all by yourself. In fact, it may even look simple to you. PLEASE DO NOT BE MISLED. So many requirements and possible dangers come into play when removing popcorn ceilings. Calling on professional Toronto popcorn ceiling removal experts like Mr. SkimCoat to get the job done is always recommended. You will be surprised that it is not as expensive as you may have feared plus the added advantage of your health and safety intact. We abide by all Ontario safety standards and requirements when removing popcorn ceilings. We are always available, just call us and begin the process:
- Asbestos Safety Precautions – In the Toronto area, residential homes built in the 70s to the 80s, and all homes that have had popcorn ceilings installed during and around those decades - may contain asbestos-related materials or fibers. With a simple Google search, one will learn that asbestos was very popular over 50 years ago because it had great fire-resistant capabilities. However, by the end of 1978, its potential to cause cancer and breathing problems was discovered and well studied. It became clear that 1000s of homes in Toronto and the GTA posed a danger in having asbestos present in popcorn ceiling installations. In trying to remove the popcorn ceiling yourself, any contact with, and disruption of, the asbestos in it may be very dangerous to your health and to all individuals in the home. Our expert installers at Mr. SkimCoat know how to test for asbestos, and when it’s detected, provides you with guidelines and steps to getting it all safely removed and replaced with smooth skim coat plastering.
- Value of Your Home Increases – The era of popcorn ceiling is over unlike its heyday in the ‘70s and ‘80s as the most recommended ceiling installation. It's been over 50 years now and Toronto homeowners and buyers are looking for smooth finished ceiling with expert skim coat plastering to increase the value of their homes. This is very known in the real estate market. It's as simple as this: removing your popcorn ceiling and replacing it with a skim coat at a level 5 drywall finish increases the value of your house during a resale<.
- Looking Modern – Somewhere in the 70s to the 90s, most homeowners preferred popcorn ceilings. It gave really great acoustic value to the home. This was why a lot of audiophile Toronto homeowners preferred it. But today, it is very clear that popcorn ceilings are an outdated design installation and sometimes very unsightly. Having your popcorn ceilings removed and replaced with a smooth skim coated ceiling is a much-needed upgrade to the home to be abreast with modern interior architecture.
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!
Let's Help You Complete Your Toronto Popcorn Ceiling Removal Project
You have now come to the decision to have your popcorn ceiling removed. To iterate, it is safer and highly recommended to have Mr. SkimCoat experts do it than risking your own health and safety to do it. In Toronto and t across the GTA, Mr. SkimCoat has been removing popcorn ceilings from homes for over 10 years now. With our unique process of removal, finishing, and skim coating, we will have your room ready to be redecorated and loved again. Contact our popcorn ceiling removal experts servicing Toronto to get your project completed ASAP! Call us now on 416-994-7809!
Why Asbestos it is Hazardous to Your Health & Safety
As recommended by 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.
Mr. SkimCoat Inc. is available all year round to help remove the popcorn ceiling that you may suspect is aged enough to possibly contain asbestos. Please do not come into contact with the ceiling. Don't waste time - call us or request a free quote today!