• Tool Rentals Could Save You Money

    If you have an equipment rental store in your area, then you can do a lot of different projects over the weekend without spending last week’s paycheck to do it.

    Watch this video on renting the tools you’ll need to complete those weekend projects. You will probably need powerful, specialized equipment to get the job done right. Before you consider buying the tools you need, consider the money you’ll save by renting tools.   

    Take advantage of the tool rental options available in your area.

    At A-1 Rental Center , we have all the equipment you’ll need, from landscape tools to construction equipment. If you need tractors, tools, or party equipment, then visit our website   or call (650) 369-2992  for more information.

  • Have You Enjoyed Our Topics? Here Are The Sources

    Tool rentals can save you money, storage space, and keep you safer.  Our recent articles have pointed out how to stay safer when tackling a construction project and also how to best take advantage of the price-saving benefits of equipment rentals.  For more information on these topics, keep reading below.

    • You will be shocked by how many things you can rent.  This article from a top personal finance website lists tools along with textbooks as some of the best valued rental items
    • Besides the price savings, there is also the eco-friendly aspect of choosing to rent tools instead of buying them.
    • The Safety Blog has some great tips for construction workers on staying safe and avoiding injuries. 
    • Avoiding common power tool accidents is easy if you know a few tips and precautions. 
    • The US Dept. of Labor has a nice review of how to safely and properly use most hand and power tools. 
    • If you’re looking to review proper lifting technique , check out this guide from About.com.

    A-1 Equipment Rental Center is the place to head for all your tool rentals.  At  A-1 Equipment Rental , we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650-369-2992 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

  • Why Buy a Tool and Only use it once? Let A-1 Equipment Rental Center Help

    If you own a home, then there is no doubt faced with at least a few do it yourself (DIY) projects per year.  Buying the power tools can be expensive, and if you are only planning on using them once or twice, then that tool will feel like a waste of cash.  Don’t give up your DIY dreams just yet! If there’s a rental center nearby, then you finally have a serious money-saving option.  Check out the benefits of equipment rental below!

     

    • Per Use Cost – Tool rental is a great way to fix the “per-use” cost problem of buying tools.  You figure the per-use cost by taking the total cost of the tool, and dividing it by the number of times you will be using it.  With equipment rental, you share the total cost of the tool with other customers, which is especially nice if you are only planning on using it once. 
    • Rent Anything – Did you know that you can rent almost any tool or piece of construction equipment?  Rental centers often offer tool rental along with truck rental and even tractor rental.  You can dig up your yard, haul away the dirt, and use a power tool to cut and lay new granite slabs all without breaking the bank. 
    • No Storage Problems – Power tools take up space, a lot of space.  The expensive tools need to be stored properly and can often be a hazard to your children or pets if stored near the home.  Tool rental can help prevent a storage problem and keep your home safe from power tool accidents. 

    A-1 Equipment Rental Center is the place to head for all your tool rentals.  At  A-1 Equipment Rental , we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650-369-2992 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

  • Air Compressor Safety Tips

    Air compressors are a great, helpful tool that can speed up a number of construction projects.  Properly using an air compressor is vital if you want to avoid any injures.  Luckily, there is a great video on how to safely use an air compressor with tips from Expert Village. 

    Air pressure is a very powerful force and over inflating items could cause them to explode, injuring anyone nearby with flying debris.  Knowing how to properly use an air compressor is vital before you rent one. 

    Are you in need on an air compressor?  At  A-1 Equipment Rental , we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650-369-2992 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

  • Five Safety Tips for Avoiding Construction Site Accidents

    Construction sites are filled with dangerous accidents just waiting to happen.  After all, heavy equipment and sharp blades aren’t exactly the safest things in the world.  It doesn’t matter if the construction site is full of trained professionals or is just a DIY project in your backyard, the same techniques and advice should be followed to avoid serious problems.  So the next time you’re a in a construction site, use these tips to keep everyone safe.

    1. Make sure you know how to properly use all tools and equipment – Rental companies can often give you a bit of training on a tool if you are unfamiliar with how to use it.  If you still don’t feel totally confident operating it, read the manual.
    2. Wear proper safety gear – Power tools can be a safety hazard if used improperly and without the necessary safety gear.  If you are going to rent some tools, then make sure to pick up some safety goggles at the same time. 
    3. Mark dangerous areas – If you are tearing up the roof or digging holes in the yard make sure to clearly mark the hazardous areas where people might fall or get hit by debris. 
    4. Lift heavy objects properly – Many people don’t know how to safely lift heavy items and are likely to suffer back problems.  Use the proper equipment rentals to help with the heavy lifting and hauling of material.
    5. Make sure all equipment is in good working order – A damaged power tool can cause serious injuries if you continue to use it.  With tool rentals, you can be sure that all equipment is in working order and safe to use.  

    At  A-1 Equipment Rental , we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650-369-2992 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

     

  • Time For a New Roof?

    Are you looking to put a new roof on your home?  Here is a video that shares some tips with you on how to get started. 

    At  A-1 Equipment Rental , we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650-369-2992 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

  • Renting Moving Equiptment: Equipment You May Not Own

    Moving to a new home can be stressful, especially if you don’t have the right equipment. Many truck rental companies provide the works when it comes to moving.

    Equipment rentals are a great way to save money when moving, rather than buying all the stuff on your own and only using it once.  Here is some equipment you rent instead of buying when preparing to move.

    • Moving trucks are the most important thing to have when starting to move.  You’re not in college anymore, so you don’t have to stuff your entire life in your car.  Moving trucks come in many different sizes depending on the size of your house. If you have 6 rooms full of your family’s possessions to move, then you are going to want a bigger truck than you would if you lived alone.
    • Dollies are extremely helpful when moving and come in many different sizes. You can load multiple boxes on a dolly, along with the heavier items like refrigerators, so you don’t strain your back. Plus the wheels help you maneuver through doors, hallways, and up the ramp to the truck.
    • Auto trailers are very useful when moving your car to your new home. They attach to the rear of the moving truck that you’re driving, so you don’t have to leave your car behind or find somebody else to drive it.
    • Packing peanuts help keep everything in place when packing boxes.  Moving can be rough and you don’t want your fragile china or that beautiful crystal vase you got for your anniversary to break. Also, if you’re going green, consider packing peanuts that are made from recycled materials.

    At  A-1 Equipment Rental , we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650-369-2992or visit our website to see all that we offer.

  • 3 Reasons to Rent a Truck

    Truck rentals come in many different styles but all serve the same purpose: to transport large objects or a large quantity of materials. 

    Renting a truck is very similar to renting a car and other equipment rentals, except truck rental is very convenient when you need to move large loads.  Your car might be great for getting around town in, but you aren’t going to want to haul branches or rocks in your Mercedes.  Renting a truck will help avoid damaging that beautiful leather interior.  Here are 3 reasons why you might want to rent a truck.

    1. Landscaping is a great reason to rent a truck.  Trucks are great for getting yard work done and hauling debris to the dump. You can also use a truck to bring in new plants, soil, and rocks. A dump truck is another excellent truck to use for landscaping.
    2. Service repair jobs, such as plumbers and electricians, rent trucks to save money, since they won’t have to worry about for basic wear and tear on the truck. Some companies, such as mechanic shops, will rent trucks to haul engines and other car parts.
    3. Home renovation might require multiple rentals if you are doing a full renovation.  A moving van for all your belongings will help protect your valuables from getting dinged and dirty.  A dump truck will also help haul all the old stuff out to make room for the new.

    At  A-1 Equipment Rental , we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650-369-2992 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

  • Dump Trucks: What you Need to Know

    This video talks about the versatility of a dump truck, as well as offers some great safety tips.  No matter the task, a dump truck can do it all, from plowing snow to laying down asphalt. Dump trucks are not the easiest to use, which is why it is best left to the professionals when operating one. Here are some safety tips to follow when using a dump truck.

    • First, always read and follow the owner’s manual. This will help get you familiar with the truck.
    • Be on the top of your game at all times, because dump trucks can be very dangerous.
    • Conduct routine checks on fluids, tires, and make sure the windows and mirrors are thoroughly cleaned.

    At  A-1 Equipment Rental , we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650-369-2992 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

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