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Can Dropped Ceiling Acoustic Squares Disintegrate over time?

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01-13-06, 10:02 AM   #1  
Can Dropped Ceiling Acoustic Squares Disintegrate over time?

I have a finished basement room with wood paneling, wall-to-wall carpeting and a dropped ceiling with 2 x 2 acoustic squares. They are mounted on a 2 x 2 metal grid. The room was built about 18-19 years ago.

The ceiling squares are a good quality, probably Armstrong. They have a linen look and are a yellow/beige color.

Do these types of square degenerate over the years and create dust?

Within a few days of dusting, there is more dust on all surfaces. I am trying to determine whether changing the squares will help. They still look good.

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01-13-06, 04:02 PM   #2  
The deterioration does not usualy result in airborne particulate matter.

What the greatest contributing affecting ceiling tiles, is keeping the space exempt from conditioning.

There are hydrostatic air filters which can be installed at the return air intake for you FAU, which willaide in the dust problem.

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