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Asbestos CeilingRapid Asbestos Removals Perth are qualified and experienced asbestos ceiling removalists.
At Rapid Asbestos Removals Perth, we are licenced to provide residential asbestos removal and commercial asbestos removal of different forms of asbestos ceilings. We remove asbestos ceiling boards, asbestos popcorn ceilings and asbestos ceiling tiles.
Asbestos ceilings were widely used in Perth homes and commercial buildings due to their ability to reduce the risk of fire spreading through the ceiling. Asbestos ceilings can become dangerous if the material is disturbed or in poor condition.
If your ceiling is suspected to be asbestos and has deteriorated it’s essential to have a professional asbestos removalist inspect your ceiling. The same applies if you are renovating or demolishing your home or commercial property.
Popcorn ceilings were made from a variety of materials including styrofoam and other cardboard based materials. Some popcorn ceilings contain a mineral called vermiculite which contains asbestos. If you have a popcorn textured ceiling employ extreme caution and have it tested and removed if it becomes damaged. To conclusively know if your ceiling is an asbestos popcorn ceiling, asbestos testing is required.
Many homeowners of older homes that have popcorn ceilings choose to remove them because they become unsightly over time. Popcorn ceilings absorb light and gather dust and cobwebs and cannot be cleaned without crumbling. If you are wanting to remove your popcorn ceiling, hire a certified asbestos removalist to test if the ceiling is vermiculite-based and remove it safely. If the popcorn ceiling is on plasta or plywood, we can remove it, however if it is attached to concrete, the asbestos will become friable and we do not have a license to remove friable asbestos.
Frequently asked questions
There are a few types of asbestos ceilings you can find in residential and commercial buildings. The most common asbestos ceiling in residential properties is asbestos ceiling boards which are either asbestos cement sheets or LBD sheets.
Vermiculite ceilings otherwise known as asbestos popcorn ceiling were also used in many homes. Asbestos ceiling tiles were more commonly used in commercial buildings, like offices and schools.
Asbestos ceilings were used for their fire-resistant properties. Using asbestos materials help to reduce the risk of the fire spreading through the ceiling and collapsing.
The level of danger posed by asbestos ceilings depends on the type. Asbestos popcorn ceilings are more dangerous as they contain friable asbestos (non-bonded asbestos). A certified asbestos removalist should always be employed to remove any type of asbestos ceiling.
No, not all popcorn ceilings contain asbestos. Only vermiculite-based popcorn ceilings contain asbestos. There are other types of popcorn textured ceilings that use Styrofoam and other materials to create the effect.
There is no way to tell if your popcorn ceiling is asbestos without asbestos testing.
No – applying water to an asbestos popcorn ceiling will cause it to crumble and cause asbestos fibres to release. Never attempt to clean an asbestos popcorn ceiling.
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Here at Rapid Asbestos, we are committed to getting the job done to the highest possible standard and charge competitive pricing for all our services. We understand that asbestos is a dangerous material and you only want the most qualified and experienced company to carry out the work.