Green Gadgets and Gear for Contractors – Top Five Green Gadgets to Build Your BusinessMay 6, 2020
Going green has never been easier. Many products have been created for contractors to go green in their business so they can fill the needs of their environmentally and fiscally conscientious customers. Here are a few practical, and high-tech ways to go green in your contracting business this year. Switch to these products and you’ll use natural energy to save money and help minimize your ecological footprint.
Go Paperless with Your Smartphone
Going green and going paperless go hand in hand. If you’re a green contractor and own a smart phone there are many ways that you can apply these green techniques. There are web applications available which will help you quickly invoice your customers, and send out invoices and receipts at the touch of a button. In addition, there are add-ons for your smart phone which will allow you to accept payment on the spot.
Go Green, Go Solar
It is not just large scale investors that can experience the benefits of solar power. Contractors, business people, and any person who appreciates technology can capitalize on solar power as a green tool to fuel their electronic gadgets.
Solar Power Your Smartphone
As a contractor, it is inevitable to spend a lot of time on the phone, answering calls, scheduling, fixing problems, booking jobs. Driving while talking on the phone has become an unacceptable practice. Bluetooth headset technology has made quite the come-back for this reason. Why not switch to a solar powered phone chargers and a solar powered Bluetooth headset? In addition to going green, the added ability to charge your electronics from solar power when you can’t get to an outlet, gives you added flexibility.
Solar powered flashlights
On the same note, solar powered flashlights will give you the same benefits of a regular flashlight, without having to charge your batteries. In addition, a solar powered flashlight can be used in an emergency situation.
If you have to use batteries, use re-chargeable batteries, not only can you re-use them, but you can recycle them.
Green Work wear for Contractors
Bamboo Work Clothing
Bamboo is a sustainable resource. What’s better is the growing trend towards clothing made from bamboo. It is breathable, it wicks sweat from the body, it is environmentally friendly, and the best part is that it is one of the most comfortable materials you will ever wear. Why not get your company logo embroidered or printed onto a great piece of bamboo work wear. Turn your old work shirts into work rags and switch out your old cotton work shirts for bamboo ones. You’ll experience greater comfort and style on the job site, while being friendly to the environment.
A Reusable Safety Boot Cover
Every contractor has to wear their safety boots on the job site. We don’t want to make a mess of our customer’s homes by wearing our outdoor shoes; however we cannot compromise our safety by taking our boots off before we perform work indoors. A great addition to your contractor’s wardrobe is a pair of neoprene boot covers. These boot covers are washable, re-usable, durable, and best of all, they have a non-slip grip. Neoprene boot covers are a cheap and easy way to go green, and clean in your customers home while maintaining the integrity of your safety boots.