Popcorn ceilings were very well-liked from the late 50s to early 80s and practically always contained asbestos. Removing the ceiling constructed during these years must be completed professionally because the risk of asbestos exposure is high.
They were not really ceilings but rather a spray-on coating used to an existing ceiling. They were exceptional for covering up any blemishes in the building. Additionally, they added a sound-proofing quality to the ceiling that made it less probable for a noise in the room to carry throughout the house. In these ways, they were very valuable.
When the ceiling contains asbestos, it is extremely hazardous to put up a ceiling fan or drill anything into the ceiling. Another enormous problem is that when they are cleaned, the asbestos in the ceiling simply flakes off and becomes airborne. This is for the reason that the asbestos in a popcorn ceiling is very friable.
The first step to removing asbestos from a home is to check to ensure asbestos is truly there. If a home has popcorn ceilings, it is not safe to suppose they have asbestos. Many do but not all of them that were installed have asbestos. To check that there is really asbestos present, taking a sample of the supposed area is needed. This should then be sent to a lab to confirm or deny the existence of the substance.
If the ceiling does contain asbestos, it will have to be removed by professionals who could also dispose of it appropriately to lessen the cancer risk asbestos can pose for you and your family. They are qualified and will ensure that neither is the environment in / around your house contaminated with asbestos fibers after the job is over. The removal of all asbestos containing waste matter too will be taken care of by them as per the existing regulations and rules.
Finding a professional agency to remove your asbestos containing popcorn ceiling will be a very costly affair, but reflecting on the health risks involved in doing it yourself, it is definitely worth it.