There are so many homes across the country where you can find those classic popcorn ceilings, and, while they were all the rage for a long time, it turns out that they may contain some hazardouz materials which you probably don’t want in your home.
Prior to the 70’s, asbestos was used to create the bumps you see in pocorn ceilings. Asbestos is not a danger if left undisturbed, but if you do any drilling into your ceiling for light fixtures, or even if it gets tapped or touched or shook by something, then it will become airborne and can put the inhabitants at risk of diseases including cancer.
After asbestos was taken of the market for wallpaper, popcorn ceilings have since been made from Styrofoam and other such materials. The wallpaper type still has a pretty bad reputation since then that has been hard to shake, which has prompted many homeowners to go for removing it completely.
Luckily there are a lot of great contractors that deal with these problems. Our friends in Charlotte, NC have a successful business for wallpaper removal and there is likely one just like them in your town!