• The Step-by-step Guide to Refinishing your Hardwood Floors

    Are you happy with your hardwoods? Hardwood floors are beautiful and timeless, but they can become worn and damaged over time. If yours are looking a little rough, there’s no need to replace them, because unless they are manufactured hardwoods, you can refinish them yourself.

    How do you know if they’re the kind of floors you can finish yourself? First, take off a floor vent and look at the thickness of the flooring. If it’s solid wood that’s ¾ of an inch or more, you can go ahead and refinish it. If you can see individual layers of wood, you’ll need to call in a professional to do the job for you.

    How do you know if your floors need refinishing? Sometimes you’ll be able to clearly see that they need help, but if you’re not sure if the entire floor needs to be refinished, you can easily determine this with a simple water test. Just drip a little bit of water on the floor to see if it beads. If it beads, it’s fine and doesn’t need to be refinished, but if the water sinks in, refinish it.

    Before you get started, make sure you have the right tools. To do the job right, you’ll need:

    • An orbital sander or drum sander
    • A power hand sander
    • Sandpaper of various grits
    • Dust mask, earplugs, and goggles
    • Plastic sheeting, painters tape, putty knife
    • Hardwood floor cleaner, cotton rags, nails, wood filler, mineral spirits
    • A shop vac
    • Stain if you wish to change the color
    • Paintbrushes
    • Polyurethane finish
    • A sanding screen
    • Paint trays
    • A floor polisher

    Once you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to prep the room. First, remove all furniture and décor. Then remove the doors and baseboards. Inspect the floor for nails, and repair any existing damage. Clean the floors thoroughly, then protect the doors, vents, windows, and surfaces with plastic sheeting and painters tape. Now you’re ready to begin the process of refinishing.

    1. Sand the floors. First, make sure you’re wearing protective gear. Then, using the coarsest grit of sandpaper first, work with the grain of the wood, moving at a steady, even pace. Change the sandpaper as it wears out, but use the same grit until you’ve covered the entire floor. Use the hand sander to finish the edges, and then vacuum the floor. Repeat this entire process two or three more times, moving to a finer grit of sandpaper each time.
    2. Now it’s time to prep for shine. Buff the floor with a sanding screen if necessary, and once you’ve got it smooth, vacuum and mop. Use a clean cotton rag to wipe the floor and remove any chemicals
    3. Use stain to change the color of your floor if you’d like. Apply stain with paintbrush or cloth, going with the grain and removing the excess stain with a rag. Stir the stain frequently as you go along, then let it dry and apply more coats as needed.
    4. Apply finish. Use polyurethane to seal and protect the floor, as well as giving it some shine. Wearing a face mask, apply the polyurethane by hand or with a floor polisher. You’ll be able to walk on the floor in about 24 hours, but you’ll need to wait a week before moving the furniture back into the room.

    If you’re ready to tackle this project, do you have the tools you need? A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

  • How Renting a Generator will Help you Through a Winter Storm

    Winter is here, bringing with it some pretty tumultuous weather. You never know when a winter storm will knock out your power, but when it does, the whole situation can be both inconvenient and costly. When you know a storm is coming, you’ll be doing yourself a favor if you buy or rent a generator.

    Why is a generator a good idea? In a snowstorm or major thunderstorm, the power is often not restored quickly. Repairs to fallen power lines can take a long time, and in the meantime, you’ll be stuck without electricity. If you have a portable generator on hand, it can get you through with minimal inconvenience.

    • Keep your family online. Winter storms can shut down schools, businesses, and roads, sometimes keeping families stuck in the house for days on end. It’s going to be a much more pleasant environment if everyone can go about their lives as usual, connected by useable internet and phones that are charged. What’s more, you’ll still be able to pay bills and maybe even work if you’ve got a generator providing you with backup power.
    • Keep food from spoiling. When your refrigerator and freezer go down for more than a few hours, it can result in costly food spoilage. Then, too, you may end up having to order in or eat out, which can get costly pretty quickly if you have a family. With a generator, you can keep your kitchen open for business, protecting the quality of your food and allowing access to appliances.
    • Keep your heat on. This is a crucial reason to have a backup generator. Without heat, a home can quickly become uncomfortable or even dangerous in the middle of winter. Even if your home uses a gas heater, it typically takes electricity to turn it on and off, so a generator can help keep you warm.
    • Keep your sump pump working so your home doesn’t flood. A storm can knock out power just when your sump pump needs it most, but a generator can keep your basement nice and dry.

    Buying a generator can be cost-prohibitive, but renting one is an inexpensive way to achieve the same objective. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

     

  • The Benefits of Backhoes

    If you’ve got landscaping to do, it might be time to consider a backhoe. Backhoes can help you get more accomplished in a shorter time, because they make the work much easier to do. You’ll be finished sooner, which frees you up for other important tasks.

    Do you know why backhoes are beneficial for landscaping?

    • They’re designed for landscaping. This means they can take on jobs of all shapes and sizes, including digging up trees and moving them without damaging their root balls. They can move boulders, rocks and gravel, move dirt, and push topsoil into place. You can also use a backhoe to dig post holes or take on minor excavation jobs like digging small ponds, and you can also use them to dig trenches for irrigation lines.
    • Backhoes are multitaskers. Heavy equipment can be expensive, so it’s important to get the best value for your money. That’s what makes a tool like a backhoe so practical: backhoes are built to take on multiple jobs.
    • They come in a range of sizes. You might be concerned that the job you need to do is in a space too tight for a backhoe, or alternately, that a backhoe may not be able to manage a job on a larger site. In truth, backhoes come in a wide range of sizes in capacities, and when you rent, you can take your pick of whichever size fits your job.
    • Backhoes can tackle a range of terrain types. Whether you’ve got hard-packed ground, loose or rocky soil, or rough terrain, backhoes can easily navigate your property. They’re even adept at both flat surfaces and inclines.
    • They work with attachments. There are plenty of tasks that backhoes can do on their own, but when you add attachments they can accomplish even more. If you need to break up a sidewalk, for instance, you might add a breaker or hammer to the backhoe. If you need to flatten some soil, a tamper or compactor can do the trick. Ask about accessories when you go to rent your backhoe and you may find that you need less equipment than you originally thought.
    • Backhoes help you work smarter. Safe and effective, these machines can help you accomplish what you set out to do quickly and easily.

    Purchasing a backhoe can be cost-prohibitive, but renting one can help you get the job done at a fraction of the expense. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

  • DIY Plumbing when You’ve Got a Nasty Clog

    Older houses often have plumbing issues, but no matter how new your house is, or how pristine your pipes, occasional clogs are inevitable. Knowing how to clear them by yourself will save you money because you won’t have to call in a plumber every time. Some clogs may require more than the typical plunger, but we’ve got the right tools to help you take care of them.

    First, make sure to choose the right tools for the job. You probably already have a plunger, which can be used for clogs in toilets, tubs, and sinks, but if you don’t, they’re inexpensive and easy to find. If your clog is further down the drainpipe and harder to dislodge, you may need a cable auger, also known as a plumber’s snake, which is a long, flexible steel cable wound around a spool fitted with a hand crank. These are made for just about any kind of clog, but a closet auger is made specifically for toilets. If your clog is very large, choose an electric power auger, which can cut through just about anything, including tree roots.

    If your sink is clogged, follow these steps:

    • Try putting baking soda, then vinegar, then boiling water down the drain.
    • Move on to a plunger, then move forward if that doesn’t work.
    • Unscrew the sink trap, drain water into a bucket, remove horizontal trap arm.
    • Feed the snake into the drainpipe and turn the crank to advance the cable.

    If your tub is clogged follow the same procedure with baking soda, vinegar, hot water, and then plunger, but if that doesn’t work:

    • Take off the cover from the tub drain, then clean the drain as much as you can with a bent wire.
    • If the clog is still not dislodged, use the cable auger.

    Most toilet clogs can be cleared with a plunger, but if not:

    • If not, use the auger.
    • Once you think you’ve got it clear, flush the toilet to clear the pipe.
    • Repeat with an auger if it’s still slow.

    There’s really no reason to invest in owning an auger for the occasional clog when it’s easy to rent one. When you rent, you get the added bonus of being able to ask for instructions and help in using the machine. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

  • Preparing your Garden for Winter

    Winter is on its way, so it’s time to do some home maintenance in preparation. Your garden may have been beautiful all summer long, but it will need some TLC before the winter weather hits. Take some time to put your garden to bed for the winter season will make your life much easier when winter’s over and it’s time to do your spring planting.

    • First clean the garden, removing dead vegetation. Old plants don’t just look untidy, they can also harbor disease, funguses, and pests. Unwanted insects that munched on your plants throughout the summer may have laid eggs on the stalks and leaves, so removing these spent plants can help prevent a fresh infestation in the spring time. If your plants are not diseased or infested, you can bury them in your garden to add organic matter to your soil.
    • Pull weeds. Invasive weeds can be troublesome when your garden is growing, so deal with them in the offseason, so they can’t get a foothold in spring. Don’t put them in the compost heap or another part of your garden, because they can remain viable. Instead, throw them away or burn them, to prevent them from disrupting next year’s garden.
    • Get your soil ready for spring. Fall is a wonderful time to amend the soil with additions like manure, compost, bone meal, kelp, or rock phosphate. because adding them now gives them time to enrich the soil before spring.
    • Prune perennials when appropriate. Many perennials benefit from a fall pruning, but do a little bit of research before you start snipping. Some plants, like blueberries and raspberries, prefer a spring pruning.
    • Plant bulbs. Three to four weeks after your flowering plants have bloomed, dig up and divide any plants that looked too crowded or straggly. If you’ve already dug up your spring bulbs, you can replant them while you’re replanting fall bulbs.
    • Regenerate your compost. It’s easy to ignore the compost heap once the heat of summer is over, but this is a mistake, because it costs you the opportunity to harvest material composted over the summer and make way for a new batch.
    • Put down some mulch. When you mulch in the fall and winter, you can reduce water loss, protect the soil from erosion, and inhibit weeds, just as you do when you mulch in summer. Cooler season mulching serves another purpose too, though, protecting the roots of garden plants from the freezing and thawing that happens in winter.

    You may not have all the gardening tools you need to get the job done right, but renting them is an inexpensive, smart alternative to investing in expensive equipment. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

     

  • How a Pressure Washer Can Help with Fall Maintenance

    Fall is a great time to tackle some important maintenance chores. The weather is cooler, so working outside is easier, and getting these tasks done will help you prepare for winter weather. Give your house a thorough inspection, and you’ll find that there are some things you really need to take care of before the colder temperatures and winter storms make it more difficult. Some of those chores may seem daunting, but if you have a pressure washer, you’ll find many of them may be easier than you think.

    A pressure washer can help with many of the chores you’ll need to do:

    • Slough off dirt and vegetation from your home’s brick or siding
    • Take off peeling paint so that you can give your trim a fresh coat
    • Clean your gutters
    • Clean the exterior of your boat, jet skis, RV, or snowmobile
    • Clean your driveway so you can seal it ahead of winter weather
    • Clean your deck and give it a fresh coat of sealant
    • Clean your fence so you can paint, seal, or stain it to make it waterproof
    • Clean out your garbage cans and recycling bins
    • Blast the sides of your drained pool
    • Clean your lawnmower and other tools before you store them for the season

    If you own your own pressure washer, it will need care before it’s packed up for winter. Especially if you live in a climate with frequent freezing temperatures, packing it away without preparing and winterizing it can cause damage that will require extensive repairs not covered by the warranty.

    • Make sure the machine is in the STOP position.
    • Detach the water supply hose and shut down the water supply line.
    • Detach the trigger gun and high-pressure hose, draining them properly.
    • Switching the motor back to the ON position, pour a solution of 50/50 antifreeze into the float tank. Use separate anti-freeze for the detergent suction hose, then run the pressure washer until the antifreeze escapes from the outlet.
    • Turn the switch back to STOP
    • Drain any gas, oil, or water left in the pressure washer.

    If you don’t have your own pressure washer, renting one may be a more practical option than purchasing. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

     

  • How to Use a Trencher

    If you need to dig a trench, it’s a no-brainer to get a trencher. While you could dig a trench by hand, why would you do that? A trencher provides a smarter way to work, because it makes the task much easier and faster. You might be intimidated by the idea of using a trencher, but in fact, they are not complicated to use.

    • Know where you’re digging before you start. Call your local utility company so that you don’t run into any underground wires or pipes.
    • Prep the machine. First, turn the fuel switch on and give it some choke. Then, turn on the key switch, lower the throttle a little bit, and put the transmission in neutral. Make sure the hydraulic pump is off, and pay attention to the wheels. When you’re trenching, the wheels should be locked in place, and you should only disengage them when you want to move the unit. Once you get the unit running, give it some gas, activate the hydraulic pump, and move the transmission into forward gear.
    • Start digging. When you’ve got the machine into position, engage the wheels so that they will work together. Moving the throttle up, throw the lever to start the chain and auger spinning, and lower the bar into the earth, at which point the trencher will begin digging. Lower it to the appropriate depth, which may take a few minutes. The auger will push the dirt to the side, and you’ll need to keep the gas on full throttle, controlling the speed with the transmission control.
    • Move backward. When you’ve got the bar all the way down, put the machine in reverse and start moving backward. Never stand in front of the trencher when it’s running, because it will throw dirt and rocks forward.

    Unless you’re digging trenches all the time, it’s probably not necessary to invest in purchasing one when you can just as easily rent one. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

     

  • Update your Space with a New Coat of Paint

    Does your home décor seem a little boring or out of date? One of the cheapest, easiest fixes is fresh paint. Just about anyone can paint a room, and having the right tools makes it a breeze.

    Paint can be used in many different ways to make a big difference. You might paint an accent wall to draw focus with a bright pop of color, an interesting paint finish, or a pattern, like stripes. You might change the entire look of your kitchen at minimal expense simply by repainting your cabinets. Kitchens and bathrooms are great places to experiment with different colors, or you could update a bedroom by changing its hue. You can even paint your ceilings, which

    How to paint a room:

    • Choose the right paint. Take your time browsing paint colors and looking online at different home improvement websites. Once you’ve gotten the colors narrowed down, get some samples from the hardware store so that you can paint a few spots in the actual room and see what it will look like when it’s in the lighting and environment for which you’re purchasing it.
    • Prep the room. Move everything out, or push it all to the center of the room and cover it with drop cloths. Then get some painter’s tape and apply it to the room’s corners, base and crown moldings, and door and window casings, making sure to get a good seal. Remove outlet and light switch covers, applying painters tape to protect outlets and switches.
    • Use a paint sprayer to apply your paint. You can apply paint with rollers and brushes, but why would you? You can get a much smoother, more professional look with a paint sprayer. Have a brush and roller on hand, though, for the edges of the room and hard to reach places.
    • Use scaffolding to reach high places. Using a ladder can be precarious, so it’s better to paint like the pros do, with scaffolding to help you paint areas that are out of reach.
    • Keep the room well-ventilated. Opening windows and using fans will keep you from breathing in paint fumes, and it will also help to speed the drying process.
    • Clean up. Remove painters tape and collect drop cloths, taking care to only remove them when the paint spills and spatters are dry. Clean brushes with soap and water if you’ve been using latex or water-based paint, or with mineral spirits if you’ve used an oil-based paint. Clean roller covers using the curved edge of a 5-in-1 tool to remove the paint under running water.

    When you’re looking for the right tools to paint any part of your house, you can rent just about everything you need. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

  • When is it Better to Rent Construction Equipment?

    Whether you’re a homeowner or a contractor, there are probably pieces of equipment you don’t own that you’ll need for various projects. You’ve got some options when it comes to procuring this equipment, because you can either rent it or buy it, but which is a smarter option? The expense of buying these items can be prohibitive, but on the other hand, renting adds up, too. When you’re trying to determine which is a better idea, there are several factors to take into consideration.

    There are certainly many advantages to owning equipment. Owning gives you control over maintenance and upkeep, and the freedom to use it however you choose. Especially if you own a business, purchasing equipment affords you certain tax breaks that you don’t get if you just rent or lease it. So, when is it better to rent?

    • You’re not going to be using it regularly. If you’re going to be using a piece of equipment 65 percent of the time, it’s smart to go ahead and buy it. If it’s something you’ll only use occasionally, though, renting is a more prudent use of your resources.
    • You’re unable to invest in purchasing it right now. If your capital is not sufficient right now to buy exactly what you need, a rental can get the job done for far less money. On the other hand, it’s wise to project your estimated costs over several months or years, to determine which option is actually more cost-effective. If you decide you’d rather own, you can always look into financing or used equipment. However, renting allows you to use the newest equipment with the latest technology, which might be worth the cost of the rental.
    • You’re not sure which brand or equipment is right for you. One of the biggest advantages of renting equipment rather than buying it is that you get to try out different pieces to see which is the best fit. You may think you need equipment with certain bells and whistles, but renting it may give you a better idea of the features that are most important to you.
    • Storing or maintaining the equipment would be a burden. Along with the cost of purchasing a piece of equipment, you should factor in the cost of owning it. When you own something, you’re responsible for the costs of maintaining and operating it, along with insurance, licensing, and other fees. Rental fees, on the other hand, are generally inclusive, so there are no surprise costs to trip you up.

    A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

  • Rental Equipment Expands your DIY Possibilities

    If you’re someone who likes to work on your home, you’ve likely run into the problem of not having the right tools for a job. It’s very frustrating to have a plan and not be able to see it through, but on the other hand, tools can be expensive. Sometimes, it’s not feasible to buy what you need, and so the project must be postponed. If you’ve run into this situation before, has it ever occurred to you to rent the tools you need?

    Renting equipment opens a world of possibilities. There are tools for rent for just about any job you want to do, and renting them is a more affordable and convenient option than purchasing. What’s more, when you rent, you get the newest, most technologically advanced version of the tools you’re using, so sometimes even if you have a tool that would work, renting a tool is more efficient. What kind of tools and equipment can you rent?

    • Landscaping tools: If you want a yard that’s the envy of your neighbors, it may be time to hit the rental center. You can go basic, with a lawnmower, blower, and rake, but there’s so much more to find if you really want to get into landscaping. Hedge trimmers, lawn rollers, seed and fertilizer spreaders, stump grinders, and much more can be rented, to help you get the lawn you want.
    • Construction tools: Building on an addition? How about a deck? Need some roofing tools? You’ll find everything you need, from air tools, to drills and saws, to compaction equipment, and more. You can even rent a ladder or a floor jack.
    • Trucks and heavy equipment: If you’re like most people, you probably don’t own a backhoe or a dump truck. Great news! You can rent them! Tractors, trailers, forklifts, and pick-up trucks. If you need it for hauling, dumping, transporting, lifting, or any other task that requires heavy equipment, we’ve got you covered.

    A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.