DATE: September 16, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Cliff Bittle, Manager, Broward County
Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division
Broward County's Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division will host a free listen and learn seminar on "Popcorn Ceiling Removal and Mold Remediation" on Friday, October 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the second floor hearing room of Government Center West, 1 N. University Drive, Plantation.
Popcorn is a decorative and acoustical ceiling application that has been used extensively in apartments, condominiums and single family residences. Although most of the materials currently used contain polystyrene puff pellets, pre-1980s construction used an exfoliated mineral material that has a high likelihood of containing asbestos. The asbestos content of these materials are often as high as 20 percent.
Removal of more than 160-square-feet of popcorn from apartments, condominiums and commercial structures is subject to federal, state and County asbestos regulations.
Mold remediation projects that involve the removal of more than 160-square-feet of mold infested material from popcorn ceiling and stucco ceiling, wallboard and flooring may contain asbestos which would be subject to the same federal, state and County asbestos regulations.
A free networking breakfast precedes the event; however, preregistration is required by October 4. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-519-1260 for more information.