What is falling from my bedroom ceiling?

Discussion in 'Walls and Ceilings' started by Jacolantern, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Nov 4, 2012 #1

    Jacolantern

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    I live in a condominium and I noticed this just this morning. At first I thought it was just dust so i vacuumed it up, a few minutes later i saw it again. I then saw there is a small hole in the ceiling and I stood on a chair to take a closer look and realized it is falling from there.

    Here are pics. Is there something eating at the structure in the ceiling?
    http://i.imgur.com/WLnSS.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/sPVlK.jpg
     
  2. Nov 4, 2012 #2

    Wuzzat?

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    Some chemical or animal or insect or liquid is disintegrating this material or maybe this is how it normally behaves at the end of its life.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2012 #3

    nealtw

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    Do the hole go right thru?:eek: and welcome to the site.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2014 #4

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    I have a similar problem, except I know it is insulation.
    There are some kinds of insulation that could be toxic, I am wondering how long I have to leave the room sitting before any toxic agents have settled so I can clean it up (the room is vacant). And I am planning to clean it with disposable wet cleaning pads, is this the best method? (The house is a tear down eventually, nice clean and sturdy for me and mine until we are done with it after a few decades or so).
    I am not familiar with these forums, do you piggyback on similar posts or post your own?
    Thanks for any help
     
  5. Jan 27, 2014 #5

    bud16415

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    It’s best to start a new thread and add your own photos and describe just what is going on in your case.

    Welcome to the site.
     

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