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Asbestos Ceiling

Rapid Asbestos Removals Perth are qualified and experienced asbestos ceiling removalists. We are licensed 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 its 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.

Asbestos Ceiling Removal Price

Asbestos ceiling removals starts at $40+gst per square metre (with a minimum charge of $350 +GST), but this could vary.

The cost of removing an asbestos ceiling will depend on the type and access.

Need Your Ceiling Tested for Asbestos & Removed?

At Rapid, we are qualified and licensed in asbestos removal & disposal. We offer free asbestos inspections so that we can provide an accurate quote. If your ceiling is found to contain asbestos, we can then remove it safely.

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Types of Asbestos Ceilings

Asbestos Ceiling Boards

Asbestos cement sheets and low-density asbestos fibro boards (LDB) were the most common type of asbestos ceiling used in Perth homes. Asbestos ceilings boards were mainly used in sleep outs, bathrooms and laundries in houses built between the 1950s and 1980s. It is difficult to identify asbestos ceiling boards as they will likely be painted, and it can be hard to distinguish them from other ceiling materials like plaster.

Asbestos Ceiling Tiles

Asbestos ceiling tiles were mainly used in commercial offices and schools. It is unlikely that you will find asbestos ceiling tiles in your home. They can be distinguished by their perforated texture.

Vermiculite Ceiling (Popcorn Ceiling)

Vermiculite ceilings is a spray-on, textured ceiling finish used in Australian homes between the 1950s and 1980s. The nickname popcorn ceiling comes from its popcorn-like texture. Vermiculite ceilings were widely used because they reduce noise and are great for disguising uneven or damaged ceilings.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of asbestos ceilings?

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.

Was asbestos used in ceilings?

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.

Is an asbestos ceiling dangerous?

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.

Do all popcorn ceilings contain asbestos?

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.

How to tell if a popcorn ceiling has asbestos?

There is no way to tell if your popcorn ceiling is asbestos without asbestos testing.

Can you clean an asbestos popcorn ceiling?

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.