• 5 DIY Home Improvement Projects to Do Now! [INFOGRAPHIC]


    Is your home looking a little ho-hum? There’s no need to call in expensive repair teams and decorators to give it a facelift. Rent the equipment and get the job done your way! You can rent just about everything you need to make your home improvement dreams a reality, and for far less than hiring someone to take care of the job for you. For inspiration, check out this infographic from A-1 Equipment Rental Center in San Mateo. We offer equipment rentals for jobs of all sizes and can deliver the gear you need right to your home. After seeing the results of your work, your friends and family are sure to get the DIY itch themselves, so share this information about home improvement equipment rentals with them.

  • Filing a Home Water Damage Claim

    When you experience water damage in your home, it is important to file a home water damage claim. To file home water damage claim, you will need to consult with your insurance agent to determine your specific type of coverage. To learn more about how to file a home water damage claim, watch this video.

    If your home has experienced water damage, do not hesitate to come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center for all of your equipment rental needs. We offer the tools and equipment you will need to repair water damage throughout your home. To learn more about the tool rental services we provide to our customers in the San Francisco Bay Area, call us at (650) 369-2992 or visit our website.

  • The Basics of Ladder Safety

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    A ladder is an essential piece of equipment on many worksites. When using a ladder, it is crucial to observe proper safety measures. By staying safe around ladders during your next project, you will help to prevent accident and injury to yourself and others. Here is an overview of some of the basics of ladder safety.

    Check Your Equipment
    To stay safe when using a ladder, it is important to make sure that all of your equipment is in proper working condition. Make sure that there are no broken or loose parts on the ladder. In addition, test the structural integrity of the ladder. If the ladder appears to sway from side to side in an unusual way, it should not be used. In addition, make sure that you are wearing shoes with the proper amount of traction.

    Know the Duty Rating
    The duty rating of a latter describes how much weight the ladder can safely hold. When using a ladder, it is important to make sure that the total weight of the person and all tools and equipment does not exceed the duty rating of the ladder. By keeping your total weight under the ladder’s duty rating, you will help to prevent an accident.

    Practice the Three Point Climb
    When climbing on a ladder, you will be safest if you use the three point climb technique. With the three point climb, the user always has three points of contact with the rungs of the ladder. Additionally, it is safest to face the rungs of the ladder when climbing.

    For more ladder safety information, contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center of San Francisco. When you rent tools and equipment from us , our highly knowledgeable experts will make sure that you have all of the information you need to get the best use out of your equipment. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more about how we can assist you with your tool and equipment rental needs.

  • How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Winter

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    The winter months are just around the corner, which means that now is the perfect time to make sure that your lawn is ready for cooler winter weather. As the season changes from fall to winter, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that your lawn will remain healthy and green. For assistance with your seasonal lawn maintenance , here are some ways to get your lawn ready for winter.

    Overseed During the Fall

    Before the weather cools down, you should overseed your entire lawn. By overseeding, you will ensure that your lawn maintains a lush and green appearance , even into the chilly days of winter. When you overseed for fall, make sure to choose a cold season grass such as fescue. This grass variety is hearty enough to withstand dropping temperatures and lower light conditions.

    Rake Up Leaves

    Autumn leaves are a beautiful sight to behold. However, when fallen leaves build up on your lawn, they can cause significant damage to the quality of your grass. If leaves are left to build up on your lawn, they will choke and damage the grass beneath them. To prevent damage to your lawn, be sure to rake up fallen leaves into piles.

    Mow to the Proper Height

    It is important to continue your lawn mowing routine until growth stops during the coldest days of winter. To keep your lawn in excellent condition, you can mow to a height of 2 to 2 ½ inches. If your lawn contains warm season grasses, you may want to increase the mowing height by a half inch.

    For assistance with all of your winter yard maintenance needs, come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center. We rent a variety of lawn equipment and landscaping tools, and our friendly staff will help you find the right tools for your lawn care needs. Call our location in the San Francisco area at (650) 369-2992 to learn more about our quality tool rental services .

  • How to Use a Power Drill

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    A power drill has many convenient uses throughout a worksite. When working with power tools, it is important to be aware of safe and proper use and procedures. To properly use a power drill, it is important to select a drill bit and speed setting that is right for your task. Once you are ready to begin drilling, make sure that you are holding the drill with two hands. To start the drill, press the trigger with your pointer finger. As you are drilling, make sure to use smooth and steady motions with your hands.

    For more power drill tips and tricks, contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center of Redwood City today by calling (650) 369-2992 or by visiting our website. When you rent tools and equipment from our center , our friendly sales team will provide you with all of the instructions you need to safely and effectively use our equipment. We look forward to providing you with all of your equipment rental needs.

  • Preventing Home Water Damage

    Water leaks can cause serious damage to the interior of your home. To prevent home water damage, you should routinely inspect the condition of your home’s pipes and appliances. For more tips about how to prevent water damage in your home, watch this video from State Farm.

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we can provide you with all of the tools you need to repair water damage in your home. From tools and equipment to trucks and party supplies, we offer a wide range of rental services that will be perfect for your needs. To make a rental reservation at our Redwood City location , call us today at (650) 369-2992.

  • Fixing Common Plumbing Problems

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    Many common plumbing problems can be fixed at home, without the assistance of a plumber. When you have the right tools and equipment , you will be able to get your home’s plumbing back in great working shape. If your plumbing is giving you troubles, here is a look at how to fix some of the most common plumbing problems.

    Unblocking Traps
    A blocked trap is a common source for a clogged or slow drain. Many trap blockages can be cleared using a tool called a snake, which travels down the train and pushes away the blockage. In other cases, you may need to dismantle the drain trap. After the pipe has been dismantled, you will be able to locate and clear the clog.

    Clear a Clogged Toilet
    Toilet clogs should be cleared immediately to prevent toilet water from overflowing into your home. While some toilet clogs can be cleared using a plunger, others require special tools to be removed. Using a snake, you will be able to dislodge a clog that is located deep within the pipes connected to your toilet. Once the block has been cleared, you should be able to flush your toilet, with no water backing up into the bowl.

    Repair a Leaky Shower Head
    Often, a leaky shower head is caused by a worn-out washer. To determine the precise source of your shower leak, you should unscrew the shower head from the fixture. Next, using a wrench and other tools, you can remove, inspect, and replace the shower head washer.

    Come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center for all the tools you need to complete your home plumbing project. We offer a full range of plumbing equipment, including snakes, cameras, and pipe threaders. For more information about all of our truck, tractor, party, and equipment rentals , call our location near the San Francisco area at (650) 369-2992.