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

Yes, always
7%
In most cases
7%
In some cases
7%
No, never
64%
Not sure
12%
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Question: Is it safe to remove lead-based paint from my home's exterior with a pressure washer?
Top Answer (64% of 65 votes): No, never.

Answer: No, never
Explanation: Is it against the law to pressure wash exterior lead paint
Pro Clean
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I don't do lead abatement but I wouldn't recommend pressure washing it.
Worsley Inspections LLC
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Environmental hazard
Cutt-N-Crew
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Lead particles can become airborne and inhaled. Recommend mitigation by certified contractor.
Millyard Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Most lead based paint is fine until it is disturbed and becomes airborne or is ingested.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
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
ProMatcher
Answer: No, never
Explanation: No, loose lead paint must be removed by hand using extreme caution; use industrial gloves and a breathing paint mask then must be disposed of immediately.
Dan's Pressure Washing and Sealing
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
ProMatcher
Answer: No, never
Explanation: There is a process to eliminate lead
All Season Home Inspections
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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