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Renting a Paint Sprayer Makes Sense
Renting a Paint Sprayer Makes Sense – Anyone, from a do-it-yourself homeowner to a painting contractor, who needs to paint something, should consider renting a paint sprayer. Look at why renting a paint sprayer makes sense; professional results.

Rent Airless Paint Sprayer | Airless Paint Sprayer Rentals | RentalHQ
Indian Peaks Rental has a variety of paint sprayers and related items that you can rent for your painting project. The following describes some of the rental possibilities available. Airless paint sprayer – This type of paint sprayer rental uses a pump to create high pressure for pushing the paint through the spray tip and does not require compressed air.

Rent the Right Paint Sprayer
Rent the Right Paint Sprayer – The correct paint sprayer to rent depends largely on what surface you will coat, what coating you will use, and where you will operate the paint sprayer. Consider the possible features on a paint sprayer when making your rental decision.

Tips on Using a Rented Paint Sprayer
You will achieve quality results with your rented paint sprayer if you take note of these tips. Your ARA-affiliated rental professional also can give you complete written instructions and a demonstration on how to use your rental paint sprayer safely.

  • Read all manufacturer warnings and instructions prior to using the rented paint sprayer.
  • To prevent injuries, do not point the rented paint sprayer at yourself or anyone else when using or cleaning it.
  • Do not put your fingers near the rented paint sprayer’s tip while using the equipment.

 

CARPETING & FLOORING

Clean Carpet is a Rental Away
When the time comes to deep clean carpets, many people decide to rent equipment.

This solution suits:

  • Homeowners
  • Business owners
  • Cleaning companies
  • Apartment complex personnel
  • Hotel and resort maintenance personnel
  • Automobile detailers

Carpet Cleaner Rental | Rent Carpet Cleaners Locally | RentalHQ
People tend to use the term “carpet cleaner” when referring to any equipment used for cleaning a carpet. In reality, not all carpet cleaning equipment is alike. This information describes the differences between various options that rental stores may have available for carpet cleaning.

A Basic Carpet-Care Program
A basic carpet-care program keeps your carpet looking great, extends the life of the carpet, and results in a cleaner, healthier environment. This program should include preventative maintenance, interim cleaning, and restorative cleaning.

Factors to Consider When Renting Carpet Cleaning Equipment
Before renting equipment for cleaning carpets, you should decide which equipment features you need. Consider the possible features when determining which carpet cleaning equipment to rent.

Carpet Spot and Spill Removal Tips
An important part of maintaining a carpet involves properly treating spots and spills as they occur. These general tips will help you successfully tackle these accidental messes.

How to Clean Your Carpet Using Rented Cleaning Equipment
You can clean your carpet yourself using rented carpet cleaning equipment and achieve professional results by following these easy steps.

  • Read all warnings and instructions for using the carpet cleaning equipment before beginning to clean carpets.
  • Read all warnings and instructions on cleaning solution packaging.

Renting Floor Sanders Make Beautiful Wood Floors Possible
Renting Floor Sanders Make Beautiful Wood Floors Possible – If you plan to restore or refinish a hardwood floor, your ARA-affiliated rental store has the sanding equipment and the expertise you need to achieve the results you desire. Do-it-yourself homeowners/small business owners, building/remodeling contractors, and flooring installation/refinishing specialists often choose to rent floor sanders.

Rent A Drum Sander | Local Floor Sanders as Rentals | RentalHQ
The floor sanders you need to rent depend on whether you plan to finish, touch up, or completely refinish your hardwood floor. The following describes some rental items for sanding floors and their common uses. Your local rental professional can help you decide which sanding equipment will work best for your planned project.

Rent Floor Sander | Floor and Drum Sanders Rental Info | RentalHQ
Before renting a sander, decide what exactly you need. Which sander you rent will depend upon the project you want to accomplish and the features you desire in a sander.

Hardwood Floor Sander Rental | Rent – Sand Hardwood – RentalHQ
When refinishing an old hardwood floor or finishing a new hardwood floor, you should use sandpaper grits in a particular sequence to achieve the best results. This sequence starts with the coarsest grit and moves to the finest grit. Keep in mind that the coarser the sandpaper grit, the lower its grit number will be.

Hardwood Floor Rental Equipment | Rent Buffer to Refinish Floors
Even do-it-yourselfers, who refinish a hardwood floor for the first time, can achieve professional results by using the proper rental equipment and following these steps. Keep in mind, that these instructions are general in nature and that you should follow the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer of the sander.

  • Read all manufacturer’s warnings and instructions for using the rented floor sander or edger before beginning the project.
  • Read all warnings and instructions on packaging of solvents, stains and finishes before using them.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hearing protection, safety glasses, dust masks and gloves.
  • Connect rented floor sander or edger to a grounded outlet.
  • Keep power cable out of water and away from wet surfaces.
  • Do not use extension cords with rented floor sander or edger.
  • Unplug floor sander when changing abrasives or vacuum bags.
  • Only use sanders, cleaning solvents and finishes in a well-ventilated area.

Tips for Sanding by Hand
To get the best results when sanding by hand, use a sanding block. You can make your own by cutting a 4½- inch square out of 3/4-inch softwood. Alternatively, you can buy a commercially made block at your hardware store. The sanding block takes the place of your fingertips behind the sandpaper.

 

CLEANING

Make Spring Cleaning Easier: Rent Tools
As the temperatures rise and we begin to emerge from winter hibernation, many of us feel the urge to open up our homes and begin cleaning away the dust and dirt that has accumulated over the long winter months. According to a survey done by the Soap and Detergent Association, 60 percent of Americans feel that spring is the best time of year to clean the house from top to bottom, and from the inside, out. Aside from traditional jobs that go along with spring cleaning – such as re-organizing the house, cleaning the windows, and anything else that may have collected dust – don’t forget to pay attention to the dirt and winter gunk that has seeped into all the hard-to-reach and less obvious places inside and outside the house. It can be frustrating to clean things such as your vinyl siding, the back deck, or the embedded dirt in your carpet, but these chores do not need to be as time consuming as you might think.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Hints for the Handy
A home improvement project can be exciting, but also a bit intimidating. But there’s good news. You might make your next project easier with these tips: First, plan ahead. Make a list of what equipment or materials you will need so you only make one trip for supplies.

Rental: The Cure for the Equipment Challenged Do-It-Yourselfer
Rental: The Cure for the Equipment-Challenged Do-It-Yourselfer – Does watching the latest television show on home improvement make you feel like an armchair do-it-yourselfer because you cannot afford to buy the tools used by the show’s host? Cheer up.

Winterizing Your Home? Save Even More by Renting Tools
As the weather cools, homeowners see fall as the year’s last chance to do home maintenance to lower heating bills. Of course, you will not save money if you spend more on home improvement than you will save in reduced energy costs. Always do the math to make sure you will recapture money quickly.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Fireplace Cleaning Rental Equipment | Rent to Clean Fireplaces
As the temperatures drop, there’s nothing like coming home and warming up in front of a toasty fire. Indeed, more than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes, according to the United States Fire Administration.

How to Defend Your Home Against Winter Allergens
The Centers for Disease Control reports roughly 50 million Americans suffer from indoor or outdoor allergies. People may experience allergies throughout the year, but symptoms can worsen when the weather changes and temperatures drop. As we begin to spend more time indoors, it’s important to be proactive in preventing indoor allergens from taking over your home. Common triggers of fall and winter seasonal allergies include: Ragweed — This plant with grayish-green leaves flourishes in dry, sunny areas.

 

HOW TO…

Installing a Retaining Wall
If you want to level a steep slope or enclose an area or provide an element to your landscaping, consider installing a retaining wall. With a little effort and rented tools – saving you time and money, you can create a beautifully landscaped area that is easy to maintain.

Rototiller Rental | Rent Rototillers Locally | RentalHQ
Often times, a shrub that is not well maintained will outgrow its space and needs to be removed. This task can be made easier by renting the necessary tools – saving time and money. It’s important to first survey the area and be sure there are no underground services or wires in the spot that you will be digging.

 

LAWN & GARDEN

Getting a Great Lawn without Breaking the Bank
Every year around this time, there’s at least one yard in the neighborhood everyone wishes was their own. It has the perfectly manicured lawn, the rounded hedges and the flowers that just won’t quit blooming. As you look at your own lawn, with the weeds and brown spots, you wonder where you went wrong.

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Before long, another growing season will come to an end and all the plants you’ve been nurturing for months will either whither away or enter their winter slumber. But before the temperatures plunge, there are a few simple things you can do that will significantly help your yard endure the winter months and continue to thrive in the spring. These include fertilizing and reseeding the lawn, raking up and mulching leaves, cleaning out the vegetable garden and flower beds, pruning trees and shrubs, and maybe even pulling out an old tree stump or two. Some of those chores are easier than others, but you don’t need to call a professional landscaping company to do the job.

Rental Equipment for Decks, Patios | Outdoor Rental Tips
Feel like you’re outgrowing your home? How about extending the use and value of your house by taking full advantage of the outdoor space that surrounds it?  Outdoor living areas offer an extension of your indoor living space or additional area for entertaining and relaxation, and there are countless ways you can liven up your backyard to create a perfect outdoor living area. Decks remain one of the most popular outdoor living projects – largely due to their potential to enhance home value and homeowner enjoyment.

Rental Stores can Provide Safety Tips for Rental Equipment
This time of year, you can’t help but notice the chainsaws buzzing and the hum of wood chippers reducing twigs, branches, and what were once towering trees into mulch. Not to mention, the noise coming from edgers, rototillers and other machines working hard to get the yard ready for winter.

Rent An Aerator | Find Lawn Aerators for DIY Projects | RentalHQ
Heavy-traffic and clay-like areas of the lawn make it prone to soil compaction. The process of aerating involves removing plugs of soil to allow water, air and nutrients to penetrate previously compacted soil or thatch-covered areas and reach the roots of the grass.

Aerator Rental | Find Local Rentals on Lawn Aerators | RentalHQ
You can take the first step toward a healthier lawn with less soil compaction by renting an aerator. Rental stores carry various types of aerators to meet all budgets and needs. Check out this information for types of aerators to see if any of them meet your needs.

Aerator Rental Considerations
If you think that all rental aerators are alike, this list might convince you otherwise. Review the various features possible on rental aerators to determine which ones you require. Your local ARA-affiliated rental store professional also can help you find an appropriate aerator.

Correct Usage of a Rented Aerator
First time users may need a little help operating a rented aerator. Here are some tips to help you use your rented aerator safely and correctly. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store can provide you complete instructions for using your rented aerator.

  • Read all manufacturer warnings and instructions prior to using the rented aerator.
  • Follow safe lifting practices when loading and unloading rented aerator from vehicle.
  • Secure rented aerator when you transport it.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety glasses and gloves.
  • Preparation tips: For extremely dry soil, water the lawn a day before aerating.

Rent a Chipper | Find Shredder or Chipper Rentals | RentalHQ
Homeowners, tree specialists and other contractors use towable rental brush chippers to reduce fallen trees, branches, leaves, shrubs, and other vegetation. A brush chipper uses blades or cutting disks to cut up the material placed in its hopper before discharging it through a chute.

Comparing Rental Chipper Features
The variety of towable brush chippers available at your local, ARA-affiliated rental store might make it difficult for you to decide which one to rent. These descriptions will help clarify some of the differences between brush chippers.

Chipper Rental | Find and Rent Wood Chippers Locally | RentalHQ
Before you leave your local, ARA-affiliated rental store, make sure you know how to handle the rented brush chipper safely. Here are some additional tips.

  • Read all manufacturer warnings and instructions prior to using your rented brush chipper.
  • Properly secure rented brush chipper when you transport it.
  • Follow safe practices when hooking up and towing the rented brush chipper.
  • Ensure body parts stay clear of the rented brush chipper’s cutting parts.
  • Do not point the rented brush chipper’s chute at a person or structure.
  • Never wear loose clothing or jewelry that can catch on brush going into the rented brush chipper.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective boots and gloves.
  • Keep onlookers at an appropriate distance from the worksite.
  • Rent the appropriate brush chipper from your local ARA-affiliated rental store.

A Rented Dethatcher Cleans Up Your Lawn
Thatch is a layer of dead stems, roots and clippings between the soil’s surface and the green vegetation, which keeps the lawn from receiving vital nutrients. If a layer of 1/2 inch or more of thatch builds on your lawn, water and air cannot reach the grass’ roots.

Dethatchers: The Rental Solution for Thatch
You can rid your lawn of harmful thatch by renting and using a dethatcher. Find out more about various types of dethatchers and related equipment that you can rent by reading this information.

Usage Tips for a Rented Dethatcher
Using a rented dethatcher is similar to using other lawn tools, such as a lawnmower or aerator. The tips below can help you use your rented dethatcher safely and correctly. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store also can provide you complete instructions for using your rented dethatcher.

  • Read all manufacturer warnings and instructions prior to using the rented dethatcher.
  • Follow safe lifting practices when loading and unloading rented dethatcher from vehicle.
  • Secure rented dethatcher when you transport it.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety glasses, steel-toed boots and gloves.
  • Ensure the lawn is dry.
  • Remove all lawn furniture, hoses and other items from the lawn.

 

ORGANIZE & EXPAND YOUR SPACE

Accessorize Your Rented Air Compressor
Renting accessories to go with your air compressor rental can ensure that you have all that you need for a successful application.

 

OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE

Rent Compressors | Find Air Compressor Rentals Locally | RentalHQ
You can rent air compressors of different sizes, output capabilities and mobility configurations. When you go to rent an air compressor, you need to choose one that will match your tool requirements and your project needs. The material below provides information on some of the points you should consider when renting an air compressor.

Hints for Using a Rented Air Compressor
Before you use your rented air compressor, take a moment to review these tips for using it properly and safely.

  • Read all warnings and instructions for the rented air compressor and for the tools you will attach to it before use.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and hearing protection.
  • To prevent injuries, do not direct compressed air at yourself or anyone else.
  • To prevent burns, avoid touching heated components, such as the discharge tube and compressor head, while using the rented air compressor.
  • Connect a rented, electric-powered air compressor to a grounded outlet that it will not overtax.
  • Do not use a rented, gas-powered air compressor in an enclosed or unventilated space
  • Always place the rented air compressor on a level surface.
  • For rented, engine-powered air compressors, check and, if needed, service all lubrication and fluid levels.

Rent a Power Auger for Easy Digging
Anyone who has dug a post hole manually, pinching one clump of dirt at a time, probably has thought, “There must be a better way.” In fact, the better way is to rent a power post hole auger to drill through even hard soil and roots.

Hole Digger Rentals | Rent an Auger or Post Hole Diggers | RentalHQ
To meet every need and budget, rental stores offer a variety of options for digging holes. They rent everything from manual post hole diggers for small backyard projects to the auger attachments for skid steer loaders needed to complete big, construction jobs.

Tips for Using a Rented Auger
Using a rented, power post hole auger takes some strength and instruction. Review the following tips for your information and safety before using the auger. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store can provide you complete instructions for using your rented auger.

Air Compressor Rentals | Rent Air Compressors Locally | RentalHQ
Homeowners, professional contractors and business owners use air tools to tackle a number of different projects from removing a sidewalk to framing a house. These air tools require a reliable supply of compressed air. Renting an air compressor will provide it.

Cutting Edge Reasons to Rent a Chain Saw
Do you need some good reasons to rent a chain saw? If so, then maybe one of the following points will motivate you to rent one. Many uses. Homeowners, tree specialists and other contractors use rental chain saws to fell trees, cut logs for firewood, trim/prune trees, clean up after a storm or even create carved sculptures. Saves time and labor.

A Variety of Chain Saw Rentals
ARA-affiliated rental stores offer a variety of chain saws and related products for both do-it-yourselfers and professionals.

Rent A Chainsaw | Find Chain Saw Rentals Locally | RentalHQ
You must consider many factors when deciding which chain saw to rent for your purposes. This information provides some of the things that you should keep in mind. An ARA-affiliated rental store professional also can assist you in selecting the best chain saw for your intended application.

Rented Chain Saw | Local Chainsaw Rental Locations – RentalHQ
The possibility of severe or fatal injury while using a rented chain saw makes it extremely important to use the equipment properly and safely. The following safety and usage tips should help you. In addition, make sure to ask your ARA-affiliated rental store professional for instructions on the proper and safe use of the chain saw you rent.

  • Read all manufacturer warnings and instructions prior to using a rented chain saw.
  • When transporting a rented chain saw, place it in a case and secure it with the gas cap pointing up.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety head, eye, and ear protection; protective boots; chaps and gloves.
  • Never wear loose clothing or jewelry that can catch on the rented chain saw during use.
  • Rent the appropriate chain saw from your local ARA-affiliated rental store.

A Rented Pressure Washer Takes the Pressure Off You
Many homeowners feel under pressure to keep the exterior surfaces of their homes clean. Likewise, contractors need to clean their worksites and equipment after completing messy jobs. Renting a pressure washer makes that work more manageable.

Pressure Washer Rental Options
Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store has a variety of pressure washers and accessories that will help you successfully complete your next cleaning project. This information describes some of the available rental options related to pressure washers.

Deciding Which Pressure Washer to Rent
What will you clean? Where will you clean? How long will you clean? The answers to these questions will help you decide which pressure washer to rent. Understanding the differences between various types of rental pressure washers will allow you to find the best pressure washer and accessories to rent for your cleaning project.

Renting Pressure Washers | Safety Tips Before You Rent
Before using a pressure washer, you should become familiar with how it operates. The following tips should help you use your rented pressure washer safely and effectively. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store can give you complete operating instructions.

  • Read all manufacturer warnings and instructions prior to using the rented pressure washer.
  • To prevent injuries, do not point the rented pressure washer at yourself or anyone else when using it.
  • Do not put your fingers and hands near the rented pressure washer’s nozzle while using the equipment.
  • Engage the rented pressure washer’s safety lock when not in use.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety glasses and boots.
  • Always place rented pressure washer on a level surface.
  • Use nozzles designed for your rented pressure washer and for your application.
  • Make sure to connect hoses firmly and securely.
  • Turn on water flow before using the rented pressure washer.
  • Test the rented pressure washer on an inconspicuous area before beginning the main cleaning task.
  • First try cleaning using only water with the rented pressure washer.
  • If needed, use a cleaning solution approved for use in the rented pressure washer and appropriate for item you will clean.

Tree Grinder Rental for Stumps | Rent a Stump Cutter | RentalHQ
A tree cut down either intentionally or by an act of God leaves an unsightly stump in the ground. Stump grinders, also known as stump cutters, can remove the final evidence that the tree ever existed. The sharp teeth on the stump grinder’s cutting wheel cut into the stump and pulverize it.

Stump Grinder Rental | Rent Stump Grinders for DIY | RentalHQ
Rental stump grinders come in different styles and sizes. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store professional can help you find the one that best meets your needs. One of the available rental options includes a walk-behind stump grinder. Individuals who have no experience with stump grinding or who only have one small stump to grind often prefer renting this style of stump grinder for its ease of use and transportability.

Ever Rented a Stump Grinder? | Rental Safety Tips | RentalHQ
Equipment that cuts aggressively, such as a stump grinder, requires extra caution. Please review the safety and usage tips below. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store professional can provide you with complete instructions. You sometimes also can view how-to video instructions at a rental store for information on using the equipment safely and effectively.

  • Read all manufacturer warnings and instructions prior to using your rented stump grinder.
  • Follow safe lifting practices when loading and unloading rented walk-behind stump grinders.
  • Properly secure rented stump grinder when you transport it.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective boots, and gloves.
  • Never wear loose clothing or jewelry that can catch on the rented stump grinder during use.
  • Ensure hands and feet stay clear of the rented stump grinder’s cutting parts.
  • Keep onlookers at an appropriate distance from the worksite.
  • Rent the appropriate stump grinder from your local ARA-affiliated rental store.

 

PLUMBING PROJECTS

Rental Can Keep Your Drains Clean
Over time, drains develop clogs. Possible causes of a clogged drain include:

  • Water-saving plumbing fails to eliminate waste properly.
  • People flush something they should not flush down a toilet.
  • Hair blocks a sink or tub drain.
  • Grease and food build up in a kitchen sink drain.
  • Tree roots block a main drain.

Getting good advice and the proper drain-cleaning equipment at a rental store allows even beginner do-it-yourselfers to handle tough drain clogs themselves.

Drain Snake Rental | Rent A Toilet Sewer Auger | RentalHQ
Rental stores carry a variety of equipment for cleaning drain and sewer clogs. Take a look at this information to determine which unit best fits your needs. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental professional also can recommend the equipment you need for properly cleaning your drains and sewers quickly and easily.

Factors to Consider When Renting Drain and Sewer Cleaning Equipment
Rental drain and sewer cleaning equipment offers different features. Becoming familiar with available options will help you rent the equipment that best suits your needs.

How to Use Rental Equipment to Clean Drains
You may want to rent drain and sewer cleaning equipment, such as a snake or auger, for drain clogs too big for or unresponsive to plunging. Following these instructions will help you use this equipment to clean clogs in drains.

 

TOOLS

The Advantages of Renting Pneumatic Tools
Pneumatic tools, also known as air tools, receive power from compressed air provided by an air compressor. You can rent pneumatic tools to complete projects pertaining to construction, concrete demolition, remodeling, woodworking, automotive work, cleanup and more.

Sandblaster Rental | Rent Sandblasters for Sandblasting | RentalHQ
You can rent pneumatic tools to accomplish a variety of tasks quickly and easily. The list below gives you an idea of some of the pneumatic tools available for rent from your local ARA-affiliated rental store. It also indicates some of the common uses of these pneumatic tools. Air drill.