Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
buyersUSA Consulting
Advertise Here

From Banking and Financial Services - Insurance

Brought to you by ERA King Real Estate

We bring the world to Alabama's doorstep. Offices in Birmingham, Anniston, Gadsden, and Lincoln. Call us at 256-831-5656 or visit us at

Body Image

Floridians Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:02:17 EST

Hundreds of thousands of homes, apartments and condominiums were built across Florida from the 1960s through the 1980s.  During this same time frame, a favorite ceiling texturing technique used by many builders is the now outdated look of popcorn ceilings.
Many of these older homes have been remodeled over the years and one of the favorite projects for homeowners to tackle is removing popcorn ceilings.  This project, although messy, is often done by the homeowners themselves.
Unfortunately, many, if not most homeowners, don't realize that popcorn ceilings may contain asbestos.  'As anyone who has ever removed popcorn ceilings from a home can attest, it is a very dusty project,' reported Eric Osking, M.S., CIEC, President of Advanced Building Assessment, an expert on indoor environmental issues.  'That dust could contain asbestos fibers.  It's crucial to get the materials tested before any popcorn removal projects begin to prevent exposure to asbestos fibers which could be spread throughout the property,' he continued.
Asbestos was banned from use in most household materials in the late 1970s.  However, many businesses with existing materials were allowed to use up their inventory of materials on hand so some homes built as late as the 1980s may still contain asbestos. 
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 'You can't tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, unless it is labeled. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos or have it sampled and analyzed by a qualified professional. A professional should take samples for analysis, since a professional knows what to look for, and because there may be an increased health risk if fibers are released. In fact, if done incorrectly, sampling can be more hazardous than leaving the material alone. Taking samples yourself is not recommended.'
Advanced Building Assessment supports an educational video about asbestos dangers in the home that can be seen at:
To learn more about asbestos, indoor air quality (IAQ), environmental or property insurance related inspection services, please visit, email or call (407) 371-5237.
About Advanced Building Assessment, Inc.
Advanced Building Assessment is a leading provider of environmental consulting, home inspection and public adjuster services for clients across Florida. 

Source: WebWire

From Our Blogs

Three Simple Ways to Trim Monthly Expenses

You can devote more toward the things you want, as well as save more for the future.

Time and Money-Saving Holiday Gift Ideas

The savings experts at Dollar General have a few gift ideas that are easy and fun to get you in the

Delight the Five Senses this Holiday Season

Turn your gifts, celebrations and home décor into a festive feast for the five senses.

Super Simple Tips to Manage and Help Prevent Diabetes

It’s no surprise that diabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Sunny King Honda

Come in for special pricing and financing. Special APR as low as 0.9%. 2580 US Highway 78 East, Anniston. 256-343-4216.

ERA King Real Estate

We bring the world to Alabama's doorstep. Offices in Birmingham, Anniston, Gadsden, and Lincoln. Call us at 256-831-5656 or visit us at

Artificial Limb & Brace

At Artificial Limb & Brace Center, it is our mission to provide people with orthotic and prosthetic services and products using the most reliable technology to give them the best results possible. Call us at 256-236-2562.

The Party Center

Everything you need for your next party! Specializing in items for your birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and all holidays and special occasions. Located at 1716 Hamric Drive East in Oxford. Call 256-831-4449.

Transformation Technologies

Improve your golf scores. View our free 16 minute golf course at