• Tips for Staining Concrete Floors

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    Stained concrete floors are a beautiful addition to any home interior. If you will be staining your concrete floors yourself, it is important to follow the proper steps to achieve a beautiful, natural appearance. Before you begin staining, test the seal on your concrete by splashing water on the floor. Next, clean the surface of the concrete using sandpaper, solvents, or a grinding tool. Once the surface of the concrete is clean, you can begin staining the concrete using an approved staining product. When applying the stain, you can either choose a varied or a uniform look for your final product.

    For all of the tools and equipment you need to install beautiful concrete floors in your home, come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center. We rent tools, trucks, and tractors that you can use for a full range of home renovation projects. Call our rental center near San Francisco at (650) 369-2992 to reserve your equipment today!

  • A Look at Fall and Winter Lawn Care

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    To prepare your lawn for fall and winter, you can start by reseeding with an approved cool season grass seed. Make sure to keep your lawn moist, as this will ensure that your lawn is healthy and strong throughout the cooler months of the year. For a closer look at fall and winter lawn care, watch this video from HGTV.

    When you are preparing your lawn and yard for the fall, come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center. We can provide you with the tools and equipment you need to care for your lawn and yard, including truck and tractor rentals for major projects. To learn more about all of the equipment rentals we have to offer you, call our Redwood City location at (650) 369-2992. 

  • Checking for Signs of Home Water Damage

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    Water damage can cause serious structural problems throughout your home. While some of the signs of water damage are easy to spot, other symptoms of water damage are less visible to the homeowner. By spotting the signs of water damage early, you will be able to repair the problem before major issues can arise. Read on to learn how to check your home for signs of water damage.

    Inspect Windows and Doors
    During storms and heavy rainfall, water can enter your home through improperly insulated windows and doors. Inspect the edges of your windows and doors for any signs of cracks or leaks. In addition, check the paint and condition of your door for signs of water penetration or damage. If it appears that water is entering your home through a window or door, it is important to seal the leak right away.

    Look for Foundation Cracks
    While small foundation cracks are typical in any home, larger cracks could indicate water damage. As water seeps into your home through the foundation, it can enlarge cracks. If your foundation becomes too cracked, the entre structural integrity of your home can be compromised. Monitor your foundation cracks, and note if they appear to be getting larger.

    Repair Plumbing Problems
    Plumbing problems in your home can cause home water damage. A leaking or broken pipe may result in water stains on your walls or ceiling, and can also cause mold or mildew to grow in unexpected locations. If you suspect that your home has a hidden water leak, you should repair the problem immediately to prevent further damage.

    If your home is suffering from water damage, A-1 Equipment Rental Center can provide you with the tools you need to repair the problem. We provide homeowners in the San Francisco area with a wide range of tool rentals, as well as truck, tractor, and party rentals. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to reserve the tools you need for your home repairs. 

  • What You Need to Know About Summer Lawn Care

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    Summertime means enjoying beautiful and sunny days outdoors. To take full advantage of the warm weather, it helps to have a green, lush lawn. To ensure that your lawn flourishes this summer, continue reading to learn about summer lawn care .

    Reduce Lawn Stress
    Due to heat, drought, and heavy lawn use, summer tends to be a difficult time for lawn grasses . To remove stress from your lawn, mow regularly, but never cut more than one-third of the grass blade. Keeping your grass longer keeps your grass healthier and more attractive. Maintain the corners using a tool such as a sharp hedge-trimmer, and consider installing stepping stones to minimize foot traffic.

    Many homeowners attempt to compensate for the stress of summer by fertilizing and watering excessively. But it’s important not to over-fertilize, as this can burn your lawn. When you fertilize, use quality fertilizer equipment and organic fertilizer for an eco-friendly treatment that’s pleasing to your lawn in warm weather.

    Use a water gauge to determine if your lawn receives at least one inch of water per week in the summer. When you water your lawn, water it in the morning and water it deeply. This will help ensure the best root health this summer. If your lawn goes dormant, it’s okay; it will be back in the fall if you apply a bit of fertilizer.

    Controlling Weeds and Diseases
    Try to hand-pull weeds whenever possible, as herbicides compound the stress experienced by your lawn in the heat of the summer. The same is true of herbicides; so only apply insecticides if your lawn is severely damaged. Otherwise, it’s better to just let your lawn take care of itself.

    If you need to re-seed or fertilize your lawn this summer, come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center to rent the lawn tools you need. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more about which tools you will need to maintain your lawn this summer, and visit us on the Web to take a closer look at the equipment we have to offer you. 

  • Choosing the Right Size for Your Concrete Patios

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    A concrete patio will provide your home with functional and beautiful outdoor space. To choose the right size for your concrete patio, it is important to consider all of the furniture and appliances that will go on the patio, as well as the number of people you will typically be hosting. If you will be installing an outdoor grilling or kitchen area, make sure that you will have enough space for your counter, grill, and sink. For those homeowners who love to entertain, you may also wish to provide enough space for a bar station or catering table.

    When you are planning renovations for your home, A-1 Equipment Rentals can provide you with the tools and equipment you need to get the job done right. Our rental center offers tool, truck, and tractor rentals, and we can also provide you with party rentals once you are ready to entertain in your new space. To reserve rental equipment at our San Francisco area location, call us today at (650) 369-2992.

  • Preventing Common Plumbing Problems

    During the cold winter months, it is important to minimize the impact of cooler weather on your home plumbing system. To prevent common plumbing problems, you should perform regular maintenance on your system. For more information about how to prevent common plumbing issues, watch this video from Wish TV.

    At A-1 Equipment Rentals, we can provide you with a full range of plumbing equipment for all of your home repairs. From tools and equipment to tractor, truck, and party rentals, we are a full service rental company for all of your projects. To  reserve plumbing equipment  at our Redwood City location, call us today at (650) 369-2992.