Nothing says home luxury like a movie night in your own home theater with popcorn. Lucky you!! Unless the popcorn is on the ceiling…
You can call it popcorn ceilings, acoustic ceilings or textured ceilings - call it cottage-cheese ceilings, if you want. If you’re unlucky, some of these may even come with an added bonus: Asbestos.
Many homes built in the late 1930s through the 1990s have popcorn ceilings or some type of texture applied. According to the EPA, the use of asbestos in textured ceiling paint was banned in 1977. If inhaled in large quantities, asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer, lung disease and scarring of the lungs. However, not all popcorn ceilings contain asbestos.
So the best way to ensure your safety and the safety of those that want to join in on Sunday Night Football is to get your popcorn ceiling or the ceiling of the home you are thinking of purchasing tested for asbestos.