If your project involves removal of a “popcorn ceiling” be very cautious whom you hire to remove it. If your home is built prior to 1978 and you have a popcorn ceiling, the chances of it containing asbestos and lead-based paint are around 90%. Removing asbestos without proper procedures can kill you. Mesothelioma is cancer caused by breathing in asbestos fibers. If your contractor, plumber, or a satellite or cable provider removes or puts a hole in the popcorn ceiling without testing the building material, give us a call. If they did not properly contain the fibers and dispose of them in a manner which prevents the spreading of these hazardous fibers, you are possibly in very real danger. Even the smallest traces of fibers can spread to unaffected areas of the home, like on your couch, and when you sit, they can end up in the air you breathe moments later.