Popcorn ceilings (aka textured ceilings or stucco ceilings) were very popular from the 1950s to the 80s. It was an easy method for builders to hide imperfections on ceilings. Although very popular during those times, this was during a period when asbestos was a high-demand material in America. Popcorn ceiling typically has 1 to 10 percent asbestos. To find out if your ceiling contains asbestos, you can purchase a test kit or hire a company that deals with these sorts of problems. If you go with buying a test kit, you will need to collect a sample of your ceiling and mail it to a lab. Hiring a professional company is much safer and they can sort it out legally (in terms of disposing of it safely). Hiring a company would be more expensive, but better safe than sorry, right?
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