Monday, May 5, 2008

Drum Roll Please!

And the results of the asbestos test sent off to Western Analytical Laboratory are....

NO asbestos in the ceiling popcorn! YEAH!!!!!

Oh, and 15% in the siding, but we expected that. It doesn't change any of our plans... it's still coming off to expose that beautiful brick that might be underneath. We will just have to pay the larger dump fees for asbestos now, and be a little more careful in removal.

I'm pretty surprised about the popcorn ceiling... it must be a relatively recent "improvement" to the house. I'm thinking it will be coming down now... room by room.

As an aside, I was very impressed with how fast WAL tested the materials and got the results to me. I dropped it in the mail on Friday, and received an email today with the results. I'll get a paper form in the mail later this week, but the email told me what I needed to know. I would highly recommend them for anyone needed asbestos testing done.

6 comments:

Allie said...

Congratulations! It's amazing how fast those tests were!

Amalie said...

Yay!

Good riddance, popcorn ceiling.

Chile said...

Whew! I'm sure that's a relief.

House on the Corner said...

YAH! And wow, that is fast. Normally it takes forever for anything you are waiting on.

Anonymous said...

We just completed that project a few months ago. Its very messy. We wet the popcorn with a sprayer and let it sit a few minutes then scraped it off very gently as you don't want to ruin the drywall underneath the popcorn and have to go back and patch.

fred@opc said...

Glad to hear about the popcorn ceiling results. Its better that the stuff that is INSIDE the house is asbestos fee anyways - especially since it gives you more removal options (wetting, sanding, scraping) and MUCH less to worry about. I really was impressed by WAL, and now am doubly impressed based on your experience. They're 2 for 2 of the folks I know who've used them.