Rent Equipment for Water Damage Cleanup

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While most homeowners do their best to protect their homes from flooding, most will have to deal with a burst pipe, an overflowing sink or bathtub, or the spread of an outdoor flood into the first floor or basement at some point during the home ownership experience. To keep property damage to a minimum and avoid the health hazards that water damage can create in your home, look to an equipment rental company for the following tools and devices the next time water damage affects your home.

Mop and Towels – When you first discover water damage in your home, you should soak up as much water as possible with a mop and towels. After doing this, contact an equipment rental company in your area for the essentials that will enable you to thoroughly dry the carpeting, drywall, and other materials in your home that have been soaked through.

Turbo Dryer – Used by carpet cleaning professionals and emergency maintenance personnel in commercial and residential settings, a turbo dryer is the most efficient way to remove moisture from your carpet. When selecting a turbo dryer for your carpet, rent a first-rate system to ensure that you protect your home against mold, mildew, and other dangers associated with water damage.

Air Heater – Complement the efforts of the turbo dryer you choose with a propane-powered air heater. This machine can speed up the drying process, and is well equipped to dry plaster and other non-carpet materials. By heating up the air in a particular room or space, propane-powered air heaters will help you dry out home as quickly as possible so you get back to your daily routine.

If you detect the source of flooding in your home early on, a prompt response may help you avoid water damage entirely. To arrange to rent a turbo dryer and air heater in San Mateo, Redwood, or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992.

Rent Equipment That You Need to Update a Floor or Lay a New One

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Flooring is a subtle, integral part of your home’s aesthetic, contributing to an overall design that takes into account both form and function. Styles change and materials wear down, so if your floor is more of a distraction than a point of pride, it’s time for an upgrade. If your flooring project is a one-time affair, renting tools and equipment is a more cost-efficient option than buying new. Here are some flooring tools you might want to rent:

Floor Polisher – Whether you’re installing brand new hardwood floors or trying to put some life back into your old one, you’ll need a floor polisher to produce that classic deep shine. A floor polisher’s scrubbing, stripping, and buffing abilities aren’t limited to wood, however, but can be used on any virtually any hard flooring surface.

Electric Concrete Grinder – With natural stone and concrete flooring, you’ll need something with a little more power to bring out its best. A concrete grinder removes any type of paint or epoxy, repairs concrete, levels uneven and curling slabs, and levels grout. You can use it on marble and granite, but be sure to work it wet.

Floor Stripper – If you intend on installing a new floor, you have to get rid of the old one all the way down to the subfloor. With a floor stripper, that daunting task becomes easy. Remove the worst of glued down floors, including wood, linoleum, and ceramic.

Linoleum Roller – Organic, flexible, and durable, linoleum is a popular flooring choice. Once you’ve applied the adhesive and laid down your flooring, use a linoleum roller to smooth puckers and air bubbles. Start from the center and work your way towards the edges.

Rent all these great flooring tools and more at A-1 Equipment Rental Center, the Bay Area’s largest independently-owned full-service truck and equipment rental service. Call us at (650) 369-2992 for more information on how our inventory of tractors, trailers, trucks, tools, and equipment can help you get the job done, no matter what it is.

About Concrete Control Joints

Concrete is a versatile and inexpensive solution for a variety of building projects. However, fluctuations in temperature will eventually cause your concrete surface to crack due to the stress from heat-induced expansion and contraction. Fortunately, the insertion of control joints prevents unwanted and unsightly cracks from appearing in your concrete.

Watch this video to get an up close and personal look at concrete control joints. Ask The Builder’s Tim Carter explains how cracks occur in concrete, why control joints are necessary, and how deep your control joint needs to be in order to be effective.

From concrete mixers to gas-powered concrete floor saws and diamond blades, you’ll find everything you’ll need at A-1 Equipment Rental Center. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to reserve our rental equipment for your next project, no matter the size.

Read On For More on What A-1 Equipment Rental Center Has To Offer You and Your Upcoming Project

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Renting tools and equipment instead of buying new is a great way to save money—especially if you only need them for a one-time job—while also ensuring that you complete your project efficiently and safely. From landscaping, plumbing, and construction equipment to truck and trailer rentals, A-1 Equipment Rental Center can help you find the right tool for the job. Check out these great resources on how to get the job done right:

  • Thatch is a layer of accumulated turf grass stems and roots that can choke a lawn if left uncontrolled. Use this guide to dethatch your lawn by using a gas-powered dethatcher.
  • Learn how to safely operate your rental compaction equipment with these safety standards.
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Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more about our high quality inventory.

Explore A-1 Rental Center's Compaction Equipment Selection

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Compacting soil is a crucial part of many areas of construction. It’s used to create a flat, supportive surface for building foundations, roadways, walkways, plumbing, and many other vital structures. Some soils are more receptive to compaction than others, and the compaction equipment you use can either work for or against you. At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we have you covered with our diverse line of rental compaction equipment to tackle any job, including:

Tight Areas Where a plate packer won’t fit, a jumping jack compactor can give you the maneuverability you need in a tight space. With a self-cleaning drum and anti-vibration system, our Multiquip MTX60 model is easy to use and can provide up to 695 blows per minute with an impact force of 3060 pounds. Use this great tool for aeration, boulder walls, demolition, drainage work, and much more.

Medium-Sized Jobs We offer a range of plate compactors, all lightweight and efficient in completing a medium-sized job. Use a mini-vibratory plate in small, confined areas, or the recognized industry-standard vibratory plate compactor for granular soils and asphalt. For the compaction of sand, gravel, and cohesive soils, rent our easy to use and lightweight vibe plate reversible compactor.

Large Jobs Meet the challenge of big jobs by renting a trench roller for the compaction of sub bases of foundations, roads, and parking lots. For better handling, rent a ride-on roller vibrator to expertly compact granular soils for walkways, bike paths, driveways, and road rehabilitation. Opt for the smaller version of the ride-on roller for a compactor that can be used on jobs usually reserved for larger asphalt rollers while paying significantly less.

With A-1 Equipment Rental Center’s assortment of rental compaction equipment, loose soil will never be a problem. Find out how we can equip you with these and other essential tools you’ll need to complete any job by calling us at (650) 369-2992 or visiting our website. With over 2.5 acres of rental trucks and equipment, we guarantee that you’ll find what you’re looking for.

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