As an electrician, you likely work with all different types of electrical equipment when doing your jobs. While updating older electrical systems, you may find that you have an abundance of leftover equipment. There are many different things that you can do with all that leftover equipment.
If you have the room, you can consider storing the leftover electrical equipment. Depending on the uniqueness of the job, you may be able to utilize the leftover equipment for a future job. Just remember that you’ll need to have a safe place to store your leftover equipment and you should only plan on storing items that you know can be used for future projects.
While your client likely paid you for the entirety of the materials you purchased for the project, you shouldn’t let that stop you from making some extra money. Rather, you can sell electrical equipment to get paid twice for the job materials. You may be able to sell the products locally to other electricians or you may want to opt for selling your leftover electrical materials online.
Give It To The Client
Many electricians who work in the industrial sector will handle a large amount of electrical equipment for jobs. In most cases, the client will be paying for all the materials that you purchased for the job. Once the job is complete, you may want to leave the excess materials with the client. This way, they have the parts on hand for future repairs when necessary.
There are many second-hand stores that specialize in building equipment. Habitat For Humanity tends to be one of the most widespread. You can donate your leftover materials to these stores. They will resell the materials at a discounted rate to members of your local community. In some cases, they may just donate all of the goods to organizations that are constructing new houses for less fortunate families. Either way, your donated electrical equipment will go to those who are in need of it.
Although you may plan on having just enough materials to finish a job, that’s not always the case. Sometimes you may find that you have leftover electrical materials that you’ll need to do something with after the job has been completed. The above are four great routes for handling leftover electrical equipment and other materials. You may find that you’ll end up utilizing different options depending on the type of equipment left.