• 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.

     

  • When Summer Storms become a Problem

    In the heat of summer, rainfall can be a welcome change. It breaks up the sweltering heat, cooling us down and refreshing us. Summer rain can also help keep your lawn green and lush, and there’s nothing like a lazy, rainy summer day for the sheer nap potential. On the other hand, sometimes summer storms can be problematic. From high winds to pounding water to rising floodwaters, the problems that a storm can bring can put a damper on your summer. Fortunately, there are rental tools to resolve any issue you might face.

    • When you see that a storm is coming, you can prevent damage to your property by being proactive. Trim trees to keep branches from falling on your home and damaging it, and inspect your roof before and after storms. If you find any damage, make the necessary repairs in a timely manner to keep them from becoming larger and more expensive issues. Keep your gutters clean, and repair any cracks or leaks in your foundation and walls that might let water into your home. You might also consider a sump pump for your basement, to keep excess water from creating problems.
    • If a storm gets the better of you, and there’s damage to your house and landscaping you can rent tools that will help you repair the damage. You may need tools for roof and home repair, or garden equipment to keep hedges and trees under control. If you’ve lost power, a generator can keep you running while you wait for the utility company to repair damage to power lines done by the storm.
    • If the problem you’ve experienced is a flood in your home or basement, there are rental tools for that, too. You’ll need a shop vac for cleanup, a carpet dryer if your carpet has been soaked, and submersible pumps and discharge hoses to remove water from the basement.

    Whether you’re prepping your home to weather the storms, or cleaning up after the damage has been done, A-1 Equipment Rentals has 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. 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.

     

     

  • Touring the Essential Tools for Water Damage Cleanup

    The spring season is in full swing, and this time of year may bring heavy rainfall to your local area. When your home experiences flooding due to a natural event or a plumbing emergency, it is important to begin the water damage cleanup process right away. A tool rental center offering generators in San Francisco can provide you with all of the equipment that you will need, throughout your water damage cleanup process. With the right equipment, you can restore your property to safe and habitable condition. Here is a look at some of the essential tools for water damage cleanup.

    Carpet Dryer water damage fan rental redwood city

    Carpet dryers are essential for any water damage cleanup procedure . If your home’s carpets have been waterlogged, you will need to remove this excess moisture before beginning any other phase of the water damage cleanup process. A carpet drier will remove water from your carpets in a safe and efficient manner.

    Propane Heaters

    Along with drying out your carpets, you will also need to take steps to remove excess moisture and humidity from all of the spaces and surfaces in your home. With a propane heater, you will be able to encourage water to evaporate very quickly. Propane heaters can be placed indoors as long as they are carefully monitored.

    Fans

    Fans can also be very important during the water damage cleanup process. A series of fans can be placed throughout the water damaged spaces throughout your home. Along with eliminating excess moisture, your fans will also be able to help prevent a black mold infestation. By leaving your fans running for a few days, you will get a head start on your water damage cleanup.

    When you are in need of water damage cleanup equipment in the San Francisco area, be sure to contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center. We are thrilled to provide our many satisfied customers with generators, air tools, and a variety of high-powered blowers. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more about how we can assist you.

  • How to Put Your Pressure Washer to Use

    A pressure washer can be a handy equipment rental to have when it comes to cleaning fences, garden equipment, or the exterior of your home. Watch this video clip for tips on how to put your pressure washer to use.

    Connecting your garden hose to a pressure washer will help you get a more thorough cleaning. Different adaptors will allow the wand to spray your water at different angles, making the pressure washer itself more versatile. Always read the manual and be sure to use your equipment safely; never point your pressure washer at another person.

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, our goal is to help you find the tools you need to complete your project. We offer dollies, generators, moving equipment, and many other equipment rentals in Redwood City. Feel free to visit our website, stop by and see us, or call us at (650) 369-2992 for more information.

  • Cleaning Up After Water Damage

    There are various different occurrences that may lead to water damage, including plumbing mishaps, extreme weather, and everyday accidents. If you do not have the tools it takes to repair these damages, do not fear; you can always rent blowers, air tools, and drills in San Francisco. Read on to take a look at how different surfaces can be cleaned up after water damage.

    Hard Surfaces
    Many homes make use of hard surfaces, whether they are porous like linoleum and vinyl or non-porous like metal and plastic. Hard surfaces like these can be treated with a mixture of water and mild detergent; this can help to reduce instances of mold growth following water damage. The mixture can be absorbed using a vacuum or cloth after it has been applied to the surface. In the case of porous flooring, be sure to check that the underflooring is dry.

    Carpet Water Damage Cleanup Equipment in Redwood City
    Unlike hard surface flooring, carpets tend to retain water and thus facilitate mold growth. If your home experiences water damage, it is a good idea to dry out your carpets as quickly and efficiently as possible. This may require a number of tools; if you do not own them, consider looking into event rentals. Use a dehumidifier to control the humidity levels of the space while you absorb the water from the carpet using a vacuum. It is also wise to point fans at the carpet to expedite the process.

    Wood
    The process of cleaning up wood after water damage is similar to that of cleaning up carpets: Use dehumidifiers and fans to constantly dry the surface while you actively remove the water. However, cleaning wood is also like cleaning other hard surfaces in that finished or treated surfaces should be exposed to a mixture of water and mild detergent.

    If you need extra tools to clean up after water damage, call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992. We provide the San Francisco area with moving equipment, air tools, and other party and wedding rentals. You can find out more information about our drills, dollies, and generators by visiting our website .

  • Using a Pressure Washer

    If you’re planning on repainting your home, you should really think about stripping the old paint before applying a new layer of color. To save time and avoid a huge mess, rent a pressure washer. A high-powered pressure washer is the fastest and cleanest way of removing old paint buildup from siding and decks. Watch this video to see how easy it is to use a pressure washer and to learn a few tips from a professional.

    A-1 Equipment Rental Center has all the painting equipment rentals you need to get the job done quickly and professionally, including pressure washers, airless paint sprayers, and electric wallpaper steamers. Visit our website to see all of the equipment rentals we offer, or call us at (650) 369-2992 for help locating a specific tool or equipment rental.