Asbestos in Popcorn ceilings? Do you need testing?Author: Pacific Northwest Inspections Group, LLC Date: 25-Nov-2013. Category: Asbestos
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.