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Is it safe to remove lead-based paint from my home's exterior with a pressure washer?

Yes, always
In most cases
In some cases
No, never
Not sure
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Question: Is it safe to remove lead-based paint from my home's exterior with a pressure washer?
Top Answer (65% of 61 votes): No, never.

Answer: No, never
Explanation: The lead-based paint that is removed will drift all over. This contaminates plants, the soil, and nearby people.
Quality Environmental
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: With added heat
Hallelujah mobile detail & pressure washing
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I would not. I would remove source. I have know some inciences they covered with siding and painted over it... In doubt ask local building inspector for city or county.
North State Inspections
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Environmental hazard
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Lead particles can become airborne and inhaled. Recommend mitigation by certified contractor.
Millyard Home Inspection
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: The most important thing when removing lead based paint is to protect oneself and all others in the area from the residue and removing it from the area in a safe manner.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: As long as the prep work is done to catch chips and propped gear used
Garys deck
Answer: No, never
Explanation: the epa says no
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Untreated lead poisoning can lead to brain damage or even death. Using a pressure washer put others at harm
A Balance Home Inspection
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I try not to mess with it at all if possible
Mallett Pro Wash
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Call a pro
Temple Painting
Answer: No, never
Explanation: No cause it would spread the lead to other areas.
JCs Environmental Technologies
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Removal of lead based paint is specialist work
H2O Environmental Alabama LLC
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Lead can be spread all over the place, it is best to scrap and bag it appropriately
JKM Home Inspections
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