Do you know why you should remove your textured ceilings?

1.  Textured ceilings trap allergens and dust

2.  Textured ceilings are far more likely to harbour cob webs

3.  Textured ceilings are associated with aggravating asthma symptoms

4.  Textured ceilings prior to 1980 often contained asbestos

5.  Textured ceilings cannot be easily cleaned

6.  Textured ceilings can never be perfectly matched after a leak or damage

7.  Textured ceilings take natural light away from your living space

8.  Textured ceilings date your home.

9.  Textured ceilings have little visual appeal

10. Textured ceilings devalue your property


Do you know what your options are?

1 ) Conventional Removal Method:

   a ) Cover all areas/furniture items that have to be protected

   b ) Scrape and remove the texture from your ceilings

   c ) Skim coat the entire ceiling with non-toxic drywall compound

   d ) Finish the ceiling with a high level finish coat

   e ) Sand out the entire ceiling

    f ) Remove the protective coverings and vacuum the place out


2 ) No-Scraping Method:

   a ) Cover all areas/furniture items that have to be protected

   b ) Cover the entire ceiling including the texture with bonding agent

   c ) Skim coat the entire ceiling with an exclusive cementitious coating

   d ) Skim coat the entire ceiling again with non-toxic drywall compound

   e ) Finish the ceiling with a high finish coat

    f ) Sand out the entire ceiling

   g ) Remove the protective coverings and vacuum 


This is the cleaner removal method, and it produces a far more durable product

than a standard drywall ceiling. This method is especially effective if you have asbestos

in your ceiling texture because it doesn’t disturb the asbestos. Instead it buries the

existing ceiling texture in a bonding agent followed by a cement like coating. This

will seal in the asbestos and the ceiling texture for the rest of your home’s life,

therefore eliminating the threat of air-borne asbestos from the ceiling texture.


Over the past two decades, increasing attention has been paid to relocation stress syndrome (RSS), which is also known as transfer trauma. RSS is a formal nursing diagnosis characterized by a combination of physiologic and psychologic disturbances that occur as a result of moving a person from one environment to another. RSS can affect those who have chosen to move, been involuntarily relocated, or been placed in a care facility for mental or medical needs. Symptoms of relocation stress syndrome include exhaustion, sleep disturbances, anxiety, grief and loss, depression and disorientation. In seniors, these symptoms are exacerbated by dementia, mild cognitive impairment, poor physical health, frailty, lack of a support system, and sensory impairment. For these seniors in particular, the resulting confusion, depression and agitation have led to increased falls, undesirable weight loss and self-care deficits.

Well-meaning family members may make decisions on their elderly loved ones' behalf, not soliciting or listening to their concerns, or simply need to move the seniors faster than they can handle. In short, family members often focus on the details of the move rather than on the person who is moving.


What You Can to Help Offset Relocation Stress Syndrome

1.Certain actions are successful in minimizing RSS. They include:

2.Helping the senior become acclimated.

3.S Involving the senior in the decision and planning process.

4.Providing the senior with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss his or her concerns.

5.Honoring the individual’s preferences and allowing him or her to maintain control.

6.Paying attention to details and maintain the senior’s daily routine as much as possible.

7.Safeguarding the senior’s personal possessions.

8.Involving the senior in setting up the new room or apartment.

9.Making the new home resemble (as much as possible) the old home.


It is not surprising that seniors do better after a move when they are involved in the decision, have an opportunity to voice their concerns and be heard, and are able to maintain a sense of control. Anyone, regardless of age, would do better under these circumstances. Nothing can entirely remove the pain of relocation, but this team approach helps everyone focus on what is truly important.


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