Re: Contractor just starting out on my own
There will likely be specialty licensing required to handle lead and asbestos, that is definitely the case here in California.
Lead can be dealt with in a couple of ways, encapsulation, which is applying paint or other materials over the lead affected areas. Another method is removal, which is handled much the same as asbestos removal and can be done by stripping paint or removing building materials affected by the lead.
The only way that I know of that asbestos is dealt with is by removal, which is quite a project in and of itself, let alone the disposal of "hazardous waste".
Your municipality should have information on both how to become a certified spe******t, as well as have a list of other companies in the area doing the same thing. Beyond that, time spent on the internet searching for general details of the trades. I say "general" because every state, county, city government is different in how they oversee companies of this nature.
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