Starting Asbestos & Lead Abatement & Removal Services Business

If you want to start your own asbestos and lead abatement and removal services, you have to make sure that you educate yourself first. With sufficient knowledge, you can easily train your employees and attend to other areas of the business.

Another option is franchising but this may not always be applicable and is subject to availability.

Knowing the Business

Starting a new business can be difficult but with the right knowledge in your hands, all your actions can be guided accordingly. You’re probably aware by now that the environment poses a lot of hazards including asbestos, lead paint, and many others. If you are determined to solve these problems, you might as well start your own business and help the local area as well. You should start learning about these hazards and you may need to be an expert or professional in this field. That way, you can easily manage your business since you know what you’re doing.

Aside from that, you can’t possibly run your business alone. You will need to hire several employees and all of them should be well trained so that they can handle hazardous materials properly. Your business can provide the training so that you can be sure that all your staffs are safe at work. There are many things to consider if you decide to put up this kind of business. You will also need to obtain the necessary permits and licenses so that you can have a legal business that is free from headaches.

The Office and Another Option

Where is your office going to be located? Make sure that you pick a location that can be easily found by your potential clients. You can also advertise in local newspapers and in the Yellow Pages. You will find it easier to open your new business if you have a business plan. The business plan can guide you from start to the launching date of your asbestos and lead abatement and removal services business. This is serious business and you need to know the competition. Since this kind of business is rare, there is a high chance that competitors are less.

You can easily penetrate the market when there is less competition. But you have to ensure that you will provide only the best services. That is why it is also vital that you, the owner, should be knowledgeable enough about this kind of business. How are you going to train your employees if you don’t know anything about the business? If there is a large company in your area that offer franchising, you can also grab that opportunity so that you will no longer worry about the other aspects of the business like equipment and other materials needed since the franchisor will provide for it. Know the options and be knowledgeable to succeed.


  • bruce podavini said on August 26, 2010
    what steps do i need to take to start a lead and asbestos removal business
  • srdjan said on June 20, 2011
    Hi, I live in NYC and would like to start up asbestos removal business. I am familiar with the procedure but would like to know more details about how to find first leads? Thanks for your help, Srdjan
  • sylvester Bradley said on June 29, 2011
    I'm in the process of starting a abatement service I'm in the market for a cheaper liability Insurance have any suggestions?
  • JJ said on September 30, 2011
    Would like to know what is the procedure to start a new business for asbestos removal. NYC and NJ.
  • andy said on February 14, 2013
    would like to know start up costs in opening an asbestos abatement company in Aurora Colorado, also do I have to have special license for the state besides my certifications.
  • Mike Lawson said on February 20, 2013
    I'm looking to open my business in Toronto Canada. Are there any special licenses required? What kind of time line would be expected to start up?
  • Desean said on September 18, 2013
    I am looking to start my asbestos and lead abatement business in california i have all certifications are there any special licenses that i will need. What are some typical cost other than equipment, insurance and advertisement.
  • richard madman said on November 27, 2013
    i am looking to start an asbestos and lead abatement business in new york city , i am in the process of getting my certifications were would i go from there and the cost of setting the business up on a small scale
  • Roby davis said on November 21, 2014
    20252 greydale, detroit mi 48219. I am an asbetos contractor looking to start my own abatement service, and could use the dos and donts to get started
  • Lonnie Ross said on June 23, 2015
    I am interested in getting into the asbestos and lead removal business any suggestions on where to begin
  • Amar Lathia said on April 21, 2016
    Looking to start a benefit corporation for lead removal in the Oakland/Alamada area of California. Would like to know to start-up costs for such a venture.
  • Jon said on March 31, 2023
    Contact Alisa Klinkel (EOCT of Michigan, Inc.) - she offers training for lead and asbestos abatement (and many other things) and also does surveys and management plans. She is certified in multiple states and is happy to add more to the list. 269-317-5976


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