A lot of tradespeople have probably been working for years or even decades and changed very little about how they complete a job in that time. Whilst they might think their way is the best, they could get the job done a lot quicker and with a better-quality finish if they simply invest in some modern technology. Here are three pieces of technology no tradesperson should be without.
Deal with the rubbish
Whatever job you do, it’s highly likely that you’ll need a lot of materials to complete it. Whether you’re a tiler completing a bathroom, an electrician installing some new sockets or a joiner installing a new kitchen, it’s highly likely that you’ll get through a lot of materials on every job. The only problem is that with every piece of material you buy comes with a lot of packaging.
If you’re taking on a big project, like a bathroom or kitchen, you could find yourself with cardboard and plastic everywhere. The customer won’t want you to leave your rubbish behind, but it’s highly likely you won’t have enough room to store it either. Instead of wasting time taking many trips to your nearest recycling plant, install in a device that can help reduce the amount of space your waste takes up. By using a product like a recycling baler, you can compact a lot of cardboard or other materials into one small, easy to manage bundle. Then you can simply store all of these bundles until you have time to take them to a recycling plant. This means you can spend more time concentrating on getting jobs done instead of dealing with waste.
When it comes to doing work on a house, there’s a famous saying that goes, “measure twice and cut once rather than measure once and cut twice”. This basically means that it’s always quicker in the long run to take extra time checking a measurement instead of then having to fix it when you realize it’s wrong.
Not only is it time consuming, but it could also mean you have to spend more money buying new materials if you cut something too short. As well as cutting materials, it’s also important to be accurate when making sure things are straight and level. A customer won’t be happy with your work if it doesn’t look perfectly aligned. With this in mind, it’s so important to invest in some proper measuring equipment. Instead of trusting your eye, enlist the help of some laser levels to get the most accurate measurements possible every time.
Reduce the strain
When somebody employs you to complete a project, they probably rarely think about the other tasks that need to be done to enable you to complete that one single project. For example, if they pay you paint a room, they probably won’t be thinking about all of the preparation work such as filling, sanding and cleaning the walls before masking out the space. All of this can not only be time consuming but exhausting as well. That’s why it’s so important to invest in any tool that can reduce the amount of muscle power it takes to complete a job. Invest in electrical sanders rather than using sandpaper so your arms aren’t too tired to paint accurately once you can start the job properly.