• 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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  • Three Projects That May Require Renting Special Equipment

    Do you have a list of projects you’ve set as New Year’s resolutions?

    If you don’t have the equipment for your projects it can be tough to complete your resolutions. 

    You may have been waiting to borrow your friend’s equipment or to buy it yourself, but why do that for one project?  Instead, consider renting the equipment you need.  It is an affordable alternative.

    Here are three projects that you can take care of with the help of an equipment rental company .

    Lawn and Garden Work

    Sometimes you can get that dead little tree yanked out with a rope and your children pulling away, but a chainsaw may be needed for the larger ones. In fact, you can rent many different types of lawn and garden equipment to complete the tasks at hand. 

    Renovation

    Renovations typically involve tools you don’t have in the garage.  Whether you’re looking to paint, pour concrete, or build a deck—rent what you need and get started this weekend.

    Cleaning your attic/garage

    If you’ve been meaning to clean out your garage or attic, you may have been waiting to buy a trailer or borrow your friend’s truck.  Consider renting a truck or trailer to get the job done.

    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.

     

  • Four Tips for Planning Your Next Landscaping Project

    While your landscaping projects may seem overwhelming, it is the little steps that can make a world of difference.  A great way to accomplish your landscaping project is to set reachable goals each week.  It may entail clearing out brush and putting down mulch this weekend, or it could be a two-week plan to get the wood cut and measured for your new deck. 

    Here are some simple projects you can plan on to achieve your landscaping goals.

    1. Add Design- As mentioned before, a deck can add a lot to the look of your back yard.  A fence also is a way to define the landscape you’re working with and give your property a look of totality.
    2. Add Waterworks- You can add a little pond and waterfall with a lot less work than you might think.  Find an equipment rental company with the right excavation tool, and then follow these instructions to do the rest!
    3. Plant a New Lawn- Here’s another one that’s less work than you think.  Planting a new and beautiful lawn is especially easy if you use a seed/fertilizer spreader, tiller, and sod cutter from your local tool rental supply.
    4. Add a Walkway- A walkway is a great place to start when landscaping.  Once you put it in, you can start to classify the areas of your land to the various interests you have.  It is also a way to immediately change the look and feel of your property.

    At A-1 Equipment Rental , we have any and all the equipment you need for your landscaping projects.  We have everything you need to get the job done.  For more information please visit our  website  or give us a call at 650-369-2992.      

  • HandyMan Sidekick App for Your Phone

    Technology can benefit the handy man.  Now you can get down to business even faster with in your by reaching into your pocket and grabbing your iphone.  Apple has an App that can assist you with your do it yourself projects. 

    This app is available on some of the newer phones and is among many new apps meant to make your life easier.

    Check it out for yourself .  It offers a dry wall calculator, flash light, and a conversion tool. 

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center we have everything you need to get the job done.  For more information please visit our  website  or give us a call at 650-369-2992.      

     

  • Deep Cleaning your Carpets

    Here is an article that shares information about how to deep clean your own carpets.  Follow the seven steps in this article to achieve the fresh, clean carpets you have always wanted. 

    “Wet-cleaner machines spray and remove hot detergent solution while cleaning the carpet. Here are a few steps to get your carpet looking clean as new.”

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center we have everything you need to get the job done.  For more information please visit our  website  or give us a call at 650-369-2992.