Asbestos in Popcorn ceilings? Do you need testing?

Author: Pacific Northwest Inspections Group, LLC   Date: 25-Nov-2013.   Category: Asbestos   Add to Favorites 

Structural components like asbestos panels were also used. In residences, asbestos was often a component of a type of flocked acoustic ceiling called popcorn ceiling or "cottage cheese ceiling", until its production was banned in the U.S. in 1978. However, the ban allowed installers to use up remaining stocks, so houses built as late as 1986 could still have asbestos in their acoustic ceilings. The only way to be sure is to remove a sample and have it tested by on of our licensed inspectors. Your contractor can not collect a sample unless they are State Certified for Asbestos.Proper inspection sampling technics insure a reliable lab result. Also remember that Asbestos is still used today and was ONLY banned in acoustic applications. Any questions Call or email us.

In 1977, the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission banned patching compounds that contain asbestos. Some wall and ceiling joints may be patched with asbestos- containing material manufactured before 1977. If the material is in good condition, it
is best to leave it alone. Sanding and scraping will release asbestos bers. If it is in poor condition, or if the wall or ceiling needs to be removed or repaired.

Some textured paint sold before 1978 contained asbestos

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