• Comparing Our Truck Rental Options

    Sometimes you need a large vehicle to get the job done, and you need to choose the right one. Tractors and trucks make certain projects significantly easier, and some tasks can’t be completed in a reasonable amount of time without them. Continue reading and compare our truck rental options at A-1 Equipment Rental Center.

    Heavy-duty vehicles can make certain jobs a lot easier, but sometimes you need a special type of truck for the project. At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we offer dump trucks, vans, and pickup trucks for rental. You need a dump truck if you’re going to be moving a substantial amount of material, which makes it a good choice for landscaping, construction, and demolition projects. Econoline vans are passenger vans, good for transporting both people and materials, and our pickup trucks come in handy for lighter duty work when compared to dump trucks.

    If you want to know more about our equipment rentals in San Jose, CA, please call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992. You can also browse our website to learn about our air tools, scaffolds, and chair and table rentals today.

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Wallpaper Removal

    People’s minds change, and sometimes that calls for a change in interior design. All you need to do is get your equipment rentals, prepare the area, and take the wallpaper down so you can enjoy a new look. Keep reading for your step-by-step guide to wallpaper removal.

    Know Your Wall Type

    Before you start taking down your old wallpaper, get to know a little bit about your wall. If your house is on the older side and has been around for 50 years or more, you might have plaster walls. If it was built more recently, then you’re more likely to have drywall. Plaster gives you more of a thick, dull sound when you knock on it, whereas drywall sounds hollow. Figure out what kind of walls you have before you get started so you can choose the right equipment rentals. You must be a little more careful with drywall because it’s easier to damage than plaster.

    Prep the Area

    You need to get everything off your walls before you can remove the wallpaper. That means any hanging art, posters, and decorations need to come down. Couches, chairs, and other pieces of furniture that rest up against the wall should be relocated so you can protect them. Use sheets of plastic to cover any furniture that remains in the room so you don’t get chips of wallpaper in between your couch cushions. Then take some old towels and line them over the baseboards to keep your floor free of debris.

    Strip the Wallpaper

    If you have strippable wallpaper, removal is simple. Pry up the edge of the wallpaper with a knife. If it comes up easily, you can remove it strip by strip and work your way around the room. You can also use a razor knife to loosen up each section if you’re having trouble. You may also be able to remove the wallpaper with water or steam.

    Contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center to pick up your equipment rentals in Oakland, CA. Call our offices at (650) 369-2992 for info on our blowers, drills, and event rentals.

  • Examining Different Ways to Use a Trencher for Landscaping

    If you need to get some landscaping done, you’ll need to get your hands on the right equipment rentals. A trencher comes in handy when you set up a new garden, plant trees to line the perimeter of your yard, or modify your drainage system. Continue reading for some different ways to use a trencher for landscaping.

    Planting a Garden

    A new garden may be just what you need to complete your landscaping design, but there’s no reason to excavate by hand. Instead, talk to your equipment rental pros about a trencher. This expedites the process and allows you to focus on the more fun parts, like choosing which flowers and plants to grow.

    Lining Your Yard

    When you wander through a residential suburban neighborhood, you might see people outlining the perimeter of their property in different ways. Some choose fences, some choose hardscaping, and others choose plants. Even if you already have a fence surrounding your house and yard, you can add trees for extra privacy. Aesthetically, neat and attractive foliage can enhance your curb appeal and increase your home’s value. A trencher makes the process of planting new trees simpler, so you can spend less time working and more time enjoying your yard.

    Building a Drain

    A French drain is a type of irrigation system that moves water from the home to a safer place, which helps prevent pooling around the foundation. If your home is incapable of getting rid of water after a rainfall, you might have standing water on or around your house. This can attract bugs, and it can seep into your home. In turn, you might deal with water damage and mold growth. A trencher is the perfect kind of equipment rental to help you bury your French drain and improve your drainage system as well as your comfort.

    When you need landscaping and garden equipment, you can always look to A-1 Equipment Rental Center . Please call us at (650) 369-2992 or come in and see us if you need equipment rentals in San Jose, CA.

  • A Guide to Creating a Brick Walkway

    A new brick walkway spruces up your curb appeal and sets a path for you to get to your door. Armed with a few equipment rentals, you can build one on your property. Watch this video for a guide.

    First, lay out your template and excavate the path. Then you can fill in a layer of stone dust of about three inches, packing it down across the whole walkway with a compactor. The next step is to add a layer of sand and compact that as well. From here you can level off the extra sand and start setting the pavers. Finally, add edging to hold the pavers and pack down one more half-inch layer of sand.

    You’ll need the right equipment rentals in San Francisco, CA to take on a brick walkway, so call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992. We specialize in air tools, blowers, and moving equipment.

  • What Depth Should Fence Post Holes Be?

    A new fence will bring security and style to your property. If you have decided to install new fencing on your own, you will need to check out a post hole digger and other essential tools from a facility that offers equipment rentals. Once you are ready to start digging your fence post holes, it is critical to find the right depth for your installation. To create structural stability for your fence, your post holes should be at least half of the total height of your fence posts. By burying half of your post under the earth, you can rest assured that the portion that remains above the ground is not at risk of collapsing.

    For an in-depth guide to equipment rentals in San Jose, contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center by calling (650) 369-2992. We carry trenching equipment, air tools, and nearly any other type of equipment that you may need for your backyard renovation project. With our equipment rentals , you will have no problem building a sturdy fence.

  • What Safety Equipment Do I Need When Using a Saw?

    Saws are powerful tools that can be extremely useful during construction or renovation projects. When you check out a power saw from a facility that offers equipment rentals, you may also want to ask about any safety equipment that you may need for your tool. By obtaining the correct safety gear, you can prevent serious accidents and injuries. Some essential safety equipment for using a saw includes:

    Safety Glasses

    Safety glasses are among the most important pieces of personal protection equipment that you can wear while you are operating a saw. When you are using a saw to cut wood or other materials, tiny particles may fly into the air. To prevent damage to your eyes, always wear safety glasses or goggles when you turn on your saw. Your glasses will protect your eyesight and can help to prevent serious injury.

    Ear Protection

    Saws can be extremely loud when they are in operation. As you are using a saw, you may be causing damage to your eardrums. If you want to make sure that you are not hurting your ears while you operate your saw, be sure to wear ear protection. Ear muffs or ear plugs are both great options to include in your toolkit.

    Blade Guard

    When you check out your rental saw from the equipment center, it will usually be equipped with a device called a blade guard. The blade guard sits directly behind the blade of the saw, and this small plastic device is designed to prevent kickback as you are pushing your materials through the saw. If you are uncertain about how to use your blade guard, do not hesitate to ask a rental tool expert for advice.

    For answers to your questions about power saw safety, contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center by calling (650) 369-2992. Our facility spans more than two and a half acres, and we are ready to provide you with quality air tools and equipment rentals in San Mateo. With our help, you can make sure that you are able to use your rental gear safely.

  • Tips for Successful Floor Stripping

    If your home’s hardwood floors are starting to look scratched and worn out, you may be a good candidate for a floor stripping project. With tools from a company that offers equipment rentals , you will be able to remove your floor’s old finish in no time. Before you embark on your project, make sure that you are armed with the knowledge and tools that are needed to effectively remove the finish from your floors. Let’s take a look at some essential tips for successful floor stripping.

    Spread the Stripper Evenly

    To remove the old finish from your hardwood floors, you will need to treat the surface of your hardwoods with a floor stripping product. During the first phase of your procedure, spread an even layer of the stripping agent across the entire surface of your floor. After the product has been applied, let it sit for at least ten minutes.

    Use a Power Agitator

    Rather than scrubbing the finish of your floor by hand, consider renting power tools for your project. A power agitator will contain strong scrubbers that are designed to remove your hardwood finish down to be bare wood. Your tool rental can save you time and energy while you are stripping your floors.

    Make Sure that the Finish Is Totally Removed

    After you have gone over the entire surface of your hardwood floor with the power agitator, your floors should be completely stripped. If you notice shiny patches across your floors, this is an indication that you need to reapply the solution and remove the lingering bits of finish.

    For help with your floor stripping project, contact the team at A-1 Equipment Rental Center . Our company offers top quality equipment rentals in Redwood City, and we can help you choose the air tools or garden equipment that you need to redo your home. Give us a call at (650) 369-2992 to hear all about the different types of flooring maintenance equipment that we have in stock.

  • Spotlight on Our Bobcat Tractor Rentals

    The fall season is a great time to prepare your yard for the upcoming winter months. Rather than performing your major yard work with handheld tools, you may want to rent tractors and other supplies from A-1 Equipment Rental Center. Our Bobcat tractors offer the durability needed to accomplish your toughest tasks. Let’s take a quick look at some of the Bobcat tractor rentals that we offer to homeowners.

    Bobcat Skidsteer S220

    The Bobcat Skidsteer S220 is the largest and most capable member of our lineup of Bobcat tractors. This commanding tractor is able to demolish, grade, push, and haul the heaviest materials around your lot. When you operate the Skidsteer S220, you will also have clear visibility of your worksite. If you are seeking a tractor that is ready to get the job done, you may want to consider renting the Skidsteer S220 from our facility.

    Bobcat Skidsteer S70

    In many cases, you may not need the biggest tractor in our inventory. If you are looking for a compact tractor that is still tough enough to accomplish many tasks around your property, the Skidsteer S70 might be the best choice for your needs. Since this tractor is only three feet wide, it can fit through narrow enclosures and navigate tight spaces.

    Bobcat Skidsteer S130

    The Bobcat Skidsteer S130 is a midrange tractor that is both versatile and powerful. With a turning radius of only six feet, the Skidsteer S130 is able to get around in crowded yards and tricky excavation sites. Many of our customers find that the Skidsteer S130 is ideally suited for both commercial and residential use.

    To take a tour of our tractors serving Oakland , be sure to visit the A-1 Equipment Rental Center facility. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with top of the line moving equipment and air tools in the Bay Area, and we can answer your questions about all of our Bobcat tractor rentals. For additional information about our inventory and pricing options, call (650) 369-2992.