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7 Popcorn Ceiling Removal~Popcorn Removal Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Contractor~Popcorn Removal Contractor~Contractor

Popcorn ceiling removal~Popcorn Removal is very common~usual these days. So is getting ripped off and scammed~scammed~ripped off by your popcorn removal contractor~contractor. There are many~numerous good popcorn removalcontractors~contractors doing great work, but there are also many scam artists and fly by night companies who are only looking to rip you off~take your money. Since real estate values across the nation have been depressed~declining~on the decline, many homeowners are choosing~deciding to update~modify their existing~present home by easy and inexpensive interior~indoor modifications~renovations like popcorn removal~popcorn ceiling removal.

Home owners need~will want to ask their popcorn removal~popcorn ceiling removal contractor these 7 questions before they hire~get them for the job. Removing popcorn ceilings~popcorn from ceilings is very common these days as many home owners are updating and modifying~updating~modifying their existing home~homes. Popcorn ceilings are outdated and many home owners prefer~choose knockdown texture over popcorn. Knockdown texture just looks better and there is a great return~return on investment because popcorn removal~popcorn ceiling removal is an affordable~inexpensive improvement which may add incremental value to the home. Before hiring a popcorn removal contractor~contractor in the Orlando area, be sure to ask these 7 questions to avoid getting {scammed~ripped off~ripped and scammed.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Question #1 – “Do I need to worry about testing for lead in my home~house?”

If your home~house was built~constructed before 1978, then the answer is “yes”. If your home was built after 1978, the answer is “no”. According to, “Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices.” It is important to use Lead Safe Certified contractors for popcorn removal projects.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Question #2 – “Can I remove my popcorn ceiling on my own~by myself and save money~save some money?”

The short~brief answer is “yes”. However, saving a few~couple of bucks may turn out to be a major headache in the long run for a few reasons. The first reason is the work will be difficult. You will need special equipment, respirators, eye protection and so on. In most cases, homeowners simply lack the ability~expertise to do the job correctly and it can become very time consuming and more costly~time consuming. Another reason is the work may cause damage to other areas in the house, the furniture, the walls and the floors. It becomes even more difficult if your popcorn ceilings have been painted.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Question #3 – “Is it more difficult to remove popcorn ceilings which have been painted?”

Removing painted popcorn is more difficult because it is a challenge to penetrate the paint with water to thoroughly wet the material prior to the disturbance. This is another situation where the expertise of a professional contractor can be a major benefit.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Question #4 – “Will my house be a complete mess after the popcorn ceiling is removed?”

Removing~Getting rif of popcorn is inherently a “messy” job if you do it yourself or have a contractor do the job for you. This is why it is important for you to “cover off” the entire~whole area of the work to be done. You will need to conver~protect all vents with plastic, cover all fixtures with plastic and tape, cover all carpets and floors with plastic, and protect~close off any areas you do not want disturbed~affected by the job. In essence, you need to create a “containment area” for the job. Professional popcorn removal~popcorn ceiling removal contractors will leave your house spotless and looking better than when they started~started the job.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Question #5 – {“Will I have to move all of my furniture out of the house?”~”Will my furniture need to be moved out?”~”Do we need to move out of the house?”

The answer is “no”. Experts in popcorn ceiling removal~popcorn removal, residential painting~residential interior painting, ceiling repair, and drywall repair are specialists in protecting your belongings. The will “cover off” all of your furniture, TV’s, beds, etc. and protect them from any dust or damage. Most companies will want the homeowner to remove all of their “nick nacks”, pictures, small electronics, etc. before beginning work on the home.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Question #6 – “How long does it take to remove popcorn ceilings?”~”How long will the job take?”~”How long will the job take to complete?”

As you can guess~imagine, every home~house is different. It all depends on the size and scope of the work, the condition of the house, the height of the ceilings, and whether or not the rooms where the work is to be done are empty or furnished~Depending on the size of the home, the scope of the work, the condition of your home, the height of the ceilings, and whether or not the rooms where the work is to be done are empty or furnished. Remember, once you have removed the popcorn ceiling~popcorn, you still have to apply paint it and apply knockdown or smooth texture~knockdown texture and paint it. If you are doing the work by yourself~yourself, you should plan on a being at it for a few days at the minimum~at the least. Professional contractors~popcorn removal contractors~popcorn ceiling removal contractors, like Textures by Blue Sky, Inc., can typically complete a 3500 sq. ft. house in one day. Just make sure you choose the right company~one to work with.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Question #7 – “How do I know the popcorn ceiling removal contractor I have hired is going to do a good job?”~”How will I know if my contractor is going to do a good job?”

Do some research~research in your area. Ask your friends, relatives and neighbors~friends and family if they know a good, solid~reputable company in the Central Florida~Orlando area. Make sure you use a contractor~firm~company that has been around~in business for at least a few years. It is also important to use a company that is licensed, bonded, and insured. A reputable company will also be registered with the Better Business Bureau, The Florida Ceiling and Wall Contractors Association, and will be “Lead Safe” Certified by the EPA.

Textures by Blue Sky, Inc. in Orlando, Florida can usually schedule any size popcorn ceiling removal job within a day or two’s notice. They understand that quality work leads to referrals and customer satisfaction is their number one priority.

Textures by Blue Sky, Inc. is licensed, bonded, and insured. They are also registered with the Better Business Bureau, The Florida Ceiling and Wall Contractors Association, and is “Lead Safe” Certified by the EPA.  Call Clay Olesen at 1-888-699-7785 for a free price quote.  Be sure to ask about their monthly specials when you make your appointment for a price quote. Visit their Popcorn Removal Orlando website for more information and videos of their work.


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