• The Benefits of Dethatching Your Lawn

    Fall has arrived, which means it’s time to start preparing your lawn for colder weather. One fall lawn care task to remember this year is dethatching. You can rent a lawn thatcher from your local equipment rental company to make the job easier and more efficient.

    Dethatching offers a variety of benefits for lawns. When you dethatch, you cut through the thatch—the layer of living and dead grass shoots mixed loosely with debris that tends to accumulate on lawns—and then remove it to improve the health of the lawn. If thatch is left on your lawn for long periods, it can trap moisture and reduce air circulation, making your lawn more susceptible to mold. Thatch buildup can also limit root growth and prevent new grass shoots from growing.

    Are you looking for lawn and garden equipment rentals in Redwood City? Call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992. We offer a variety of garden equipment rentals, including lawn thatchers, air tools, and generators. With our tool rentals, you can complete your DIY projects while sticking to your budget and avoiding worries about tool maintenance, repair, or storage.

  • Reasons to Build a Fence on Your Property

    Your home serves many purposes—it is your haven where you can relax and feel comfortable, it keeps your family safe, and it provides the necessary space to store your belongings. Just as your home fills many roles, so too can a new fence for your yard. Once you have your equipment rentals and have picked out your fencing materials, you can look forward to the following benefits.


    One of the best reasons to install a fence on your property is to improve your home’s security. When you install a fence, you will make your home less appealing to would-be burglars. In addition, a fence can keep young children and family pets safe within the confines of your yard. The right fence can also help to keep unwanted animals off of your property and away from your family.


    Enjoying your home can be difficult if your yard is visible from the street or nosey neighbors’ yards. Building a fence around your property can shield your home from prying eyes. You and your family will have a private space, which can make entertaining friends much easier and more enjoyable. You may also find that the improved privacy makes you feel more comfortable storing belongings in your yard and spending time outside with your children.

    Curb Appeal

    The right fence can provide your home with an instant facelift. There are a variety of fence styles available today, so it is easy to find one that will complement your home’s exterior. Adding a fence to your property can even increase your home’s value and make it more appealing to potential buyers should you choose to sell it in the future.

    If you’re looking for equipment rentals in Redwood City, look no further than A-1 Equipment Rental Center. Our selection of rental tools includes generators, dollies, air tools, and augers. You can learn more about our equipment rentals by visiting our website or by calling (650) 369-2992 today.

  • How to Install a New Showerhead

    Whether your house is 10 years old or has been a part of your neighborhood for several decades, you may find yourself wanting to make simple improvements over time. One easy way to upgrade your bathroom is to install a new showerhead. Read through the following tips for this project, and then look for equipment rentals to help you complete the job quickly and correctly.

    Get the Right Tools

    Securing the correct tools for the job will help you replace your showerhead efficiently. First, you will need to pick out the perfect replacement showerhead. Be sure to consider features like water efficiency and adjustable flow settings. Then, you’ll need to get an adjustable wrench and pliers. Electrical tape and Teflon tape may also come in handy during this project.

    Prep the Area

    The first step in installing a new showerhead is to remove the old one. You can do this by using the adjustable wrench to turn the showerhead counter-clockwise until it is completely unscrewed. For stability, use the pliers to grip the shower arm, but be sure to wrap it in electrical tape first to protect it from scratches. Once the old showerhead has been removed, be sure to remove any rust and mineral deposits from the shower arm. Next, to ensure you have a watertight seal for your new showerhead, you can wrap the shower arm threads with the Teflon tape.

    Complete the Installation

    Once the shower arm has been prepped, it is time to install your new showerhead. This is easy to do—you simply need to place it over the end of the shower arm, and then turn it clockwise until it is secure on the shower arm. You can use the adjustable wrench to ensure that it is firmly in place. Then, turn on the water and look for any leaks at the joint between the shower arm and the showerhead.

    Whether you want to install a new showerhead or complete another DIY project this season, A-1 Equipment Rental Center can help you get the job done right. We offer a variety of rental items, including drills, generators, plumbing equipment, and air compressors in Redwood City. To find out more, give us a call today at (650) 369-2992.

  • DIY Plumbing 101

    While there are some plumbing tasks that should be left to the professionals, there are many plumbing repairs that you can complete on your own. Talk to your equipment rental provider about the plumbing tools they have available, and take a look at this video clip to learn more about DIY plumbing.

    The proper tools are essential for completing plumbing tasks safely and correctly. Drills, saws, and wrenches can help with plumbing installation, while plumbing augers and pipe cameras can help you complete DIY repairs. However, before beginning any plumbing project, be sure that you know how to safely and accurately use your equipment to complete each step of the task.

    You’ll find plumbing equipment rentals , generator rentals, garden equipment, and other great rental options when you work with A-1 Equipment Rental Center. Our Redwood City equipment rentals can help you save time and money when completing DIY plumbing. Call (650) 369-2992 today to find out more about how we can help you.

  • Getting Rid of Unsightly Tree Stumps

    There are a variety of reasons why you may have stumps in your yard—you may have lost an older tree to storm damage, or it may have become necessary to cut down a tree to prevent damage to your home’s structure or plumbing. Once the tree has been cut down, you may be wondering how to remove the stump so you can enjoy a beautiful yard with a healthy and seamless lawn. Equipment rentals such as tractors and stump grinders can help you get the job done.

    To remove an unsightly tree stump, rent a stump grinder—sometimes called a stump cutter—to eliminate the stump safely. This tool uses a high-speed cutting disk to reduce the stump to small wood chips. Another option to explore is removing the stump with a tractor; with this option, you can use a backhoe to dig out the stump or use the tractor to pull the stump out of the ground.

    A-1 Equipment Rental Center offers a range of equipment rentals in Redwood City, including tractors, lawn and garden equipment, and generator rentals. We also provide air tools, leaf blowers, and more. To learn more about our rental services, call us today at (650) 369-2992.

  • What to Know About Laying a Patio

    If you are looking to bolster your home or workplace with a new and improved aesthetic, a patio might be the right choice. Once you decide to lay a patio, you will need to find the right equipment rentals and do some research regarding the process. You should also know what kind of professionals to call to ensure that you experience the results you want. Here is what to know about laying a patio:

    What to Use

    When you’re getting ready to lay down a new patio, you should first make sure you have the right tools; equipment rental specialists can be great resources to consult when you are unsure what types of tools you might need for your project. If your plan is to lay down a patio, you will need a shovel, a tape measure, and a rake. Once you have assembled these materials, you will be ready to bring your patio to life.

    Where to Start

    Once you have decided that you want to put down a patio, the next step is to create your design layout. After outlining your design, you can start to break down and dig up the area. You will then lay down your paver base and the pavers themselves, and from there you can compact your pavers and enjoy your new patio.

    Who to Call

    Not everyone owns the necessary materials to lay out a patio, but that shouldn’t put a halt to your plans. If you need a shovel, tape measure, or rake, you can always visit your local equipment rental store and stock up on the supplies you need. Your equipment rental pros can also help you find the right tools for your project.

    Are you planning on laying out a patio in the near future? Contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center or visit our website to find out how we can help you. From augers and air tools to generators and equipment rentals in San Jose, we have the tools you need to complete your task. Give us a call at (650) 369-2992 for more information.