Are You Starting a New Renovation Project?

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When you start a do-it-yourself project, you need the right tools to get the job done. Use these resources to learn more about the best ways to prepare for big projects like cleaning out the house or digging a trench. For more great tips, call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992.

  • When the time comes to clean the clutter from your house, use this guide to help you figure out what to take to the dump.
  • The death of a relative requires a lot of tough decisions. When cleaning out a loved one’s house, a truck rental can help you make fewer trips to the dump.
  • If you have problems with mold, you might need to throw out a lot of your furniture and flooring. Learn more on this website.
  • Use these tips to help you safely operate a trencher for your do it yourself project.
  • Learn more about trench drain systems in this article.

Is your Car in Need of Maintenance?

Cars are incredibly heavy objects, but with a floor jack, you can lift up your car with ease to perform any necessary maintenance.

A floor jack is a portable, hydraulic lifting device which can be conveniently maneuvered beneath your home. When you jack the pump up and down, hydraulic fluid is forced into the cylinder, which raises the jack and, consequently, the car.

A-1 Equipment Rental Center has the tool you need, regardless of the job. If you have a big project, we’re the ones to call for tools, advice, and assistance. To ask about our tool rentals, visit our website or call (650) 369-2992.

Need to Take a Large Load to the Dump? Renting a Truck Can Save You Time!

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Without the right equipment rental, taking an extra large load to the dump can be time-consuming and problematic. Make sure you rent a truck that is large enough to fit your entire load to save time, energy, and money. Consider the following truck rentals to make it easier to drop off your trash:

Pickup Truck

With the ability to carry a ½ ton, pickup trucks make it easy to take large loads to the dump in one trip. If you can fit the entire load into the back of the truck, you will only need to take one trip to the dump. Renting a truck makes it easy to dispose of larger loads without too much extra time and effort.

Moving Van

If you are getting rid of a lot of larger items, like old furniture, a moving van can help you get to the dump more efficiently. Choose between a fourteen and a twenty-five foot van to load up all of your garbage. Getting a vehicle large enough to encompass the whole load can help you bypass potential usage fees at the dumpsite. Whether you are cleaning out a deceased relative’s house or just downgrading your own, you will have the space you need.

Dump Truck

Make your trip to the dump more genuine with an actual dump truck. With more than enough room for a lot of garbage, it is extremely easy to load and unload one of these heavy-duty trucks. Before you know it, you will have made your trip to the dump. The sooner you get rid of the garbage, the sooner you can return the truck.

When you need to take a lot of garbage to the dump, A-1 Equipment Rental Center can help. We have the trucks, tools, and equipment you need to safely and efficiently finish any project. To ask about a rental truck, visit our website or call (650) 369-2992.

Walk-Behind Trencher vs. Ride-On Trencher: Which is Right for Your Project?

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When you need to make trenches, finding the right trencher is integral to the success of your project. Before you decide on your equipment rental, learn more about the different kinds of trenchers available to you. Keep reading to decide if a walk behind or ride-on model is the best for your job:


As an operator-propelled machine, a walk-behind trencher is easy to use and to control. It can easily fit through narrow spaces, including gates and doorways. The wide pneumatic tires with tubes give it the traction it needs to dig quality trenches. This tool is perfect for jobs that require trenches that are 12 or 18 inches deep. If you are not familiar with trenches and how they work, a walk-behind has a simple operating system that is easy even for beginners.


At 85.2 inches tall, 149.5 inches long, and 57.5 inches wide, a ride-on trencher means business. The oil tank has a capacity for 9 gallons, and the oil system can hold 12.5 gallons. The 3-cylinder engine can displace 125 cubic inches. Ride-on trenches are for larger jobs. Traveling up to 4.2 MPH, you can dig some serious holes with this fine piece of machinery. A ride-on trencher is better for jobs that need a lot of strong digging. If you have experience with heavy machinery like this, a ride-on trencher could be just what you need to get the job done.

A-1 Equipment Rental Center has both walk-behind and ride-on trencher rentals to help you complete every project. Let us provide the tools and equipment for your San Mateo and Santa Clara County, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, San Jose, or Fremont do-it-yourself projects. To learn more, visit us online or call (650) 369-2992.

Are You Trying to Save Money?

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In today’s economy, everyone is trying to save money where they can. One of the easiest ways to save a few bucks is to rent the tools and equipment you need for home construction projects and repairs instead of buying them outright. For more information about our recent blog topics, check out these helpful resources from around the web:

  • The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) provides ten tips for dealing with water damaged property in this article from
  • The most important thing you can do in the event of a flood or water damaged property is to act immediately. For some helpful tips on how to organize cleanup efforts, take a look at this guide from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
  • While it’s best to contact your insurance company right away in the event of flooding, this article from will give you more information about what your insurance policy might cover.
  • Thinking about a home renovation project? If so, then check out this home renovation checklist from for some helpful tips to get started.  
  • This article from the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health will give you some helpful ladder safety tips to keep you safe during your next building project.

From basic plumbing tools to heavy-duty construction, A-1 Equipment Rental Center has all the right stuff at all the right prices. For more information, visit our website or dial (650) 369-2992.

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