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4 Tools to Rent this Season

by Admin on 04/30/19

Spring is finally here and the home and garden is in need of some TLC. As you conduct your spring cleaning and plan out your summer projects there are a number of pieces of equipment that will make your life easier. Now, we can’t all manage to own every tool or piece of equipment. Between storage, maintenance, and the sheer economics of usefulness it is not realistic that we will all have our own maintenance shed packed to the brim with equipment. As such, here are some useful tools to consider renting (rather than purchasing) this summer:


  1. Pressure Washer


One of the most important tools in home and deck maintenance is the pressure washer. By allowing you the full power of water and cleaning products at your disposal, you can rid your property of those pesky leaf and mold stains that will begin to develop (particularly on older surfaces). Whether it’s a concrete driveway, siding, or your wooden deck every inch of your property could use a good spray down – especially after all the pollen of spring!


  1. Rototiller


A powerful piece of equipment to use in those deeper, in-ground garden beds, a rototiller will help you churn up compacted, dense soil and make it much more malleable for your seedlings or transplants. Most importantly, mixing the organic-rich humus from the top layer of soil into the subsequent lower layers will help ensure nutrient efficiency that will keep your plants fed and full all summer long with less need for fertilizers.


  1. Aerator


Aerating your lawn is useful to avoid compacted soil and give your grass a healthier disposition. However, seeing as most lawns only require aeration once a year this is not something you need to worry about purchasing.


  1. Saws


While owning a circular is useful if you do more than one project a year, table saws can be expensive to purchase and even more expensive not to have on your project. Instead, opt for the best of both worlds: renting. If you find yourself doing a project that might lend itself to a specific saw make sure you’re not left in the dark without one.



All in all, it never hurts to have tools around the house. However, unless your hobby is woodworking or you spend a great deal of time on your own home repairs or farming certain pieces of equipment just aren’t necessary. In fact, you’ll lose money repairing them year after year.


5 Top Power Equipment You’ll Need in the Spring

by Admin on 03/21/19

Come spring, it’s time to get back out there and work on your lawn and yard now that the winter season is over. To restore them to their former beauty, you’ll need the right power equipment to clear out stones or debris, trim grass, tidy up your landscape and spruce up your garden. Below are some of the outdoor spring cleaning and gardening power equipment that you’ll need this spring.


Aerator

The winter season takes a toll on your lawn, robbing plants of key nutrients and damaging their roots. An aerator can be used to help return some life to your lawn. It works by removing plugs of soil or poking holes into the lawn to allow the damaged plant roots to receive nutrients from fertilizer, air and water, restoring lushness and health to the lawn. Think about your needs, maneuverability, operating width, benefits, and ease of transport when selecting an aerator to use this spring.


Lawn Mower

A good mowing job can go a long way to add some vibrancy to your lawn that need some tending come springtime. A powered lawn mower provides cosmetic benefits, leaving your lawn properly groomed and pleasing to the eyes. The type of power lawn mower you’ll need may be dependent on the size of your lawn, level of terrain, as well as the type of obstacles on the terrain.


Dethatcher

Leaves and dead grass, among other natural debris build up over the winter season. This can choke out your lawn if left to run amok. A dethatcher can be used to remedy this problem, by helping the lawn to regrow and thrive, allowing roots to receive nutrients and moisture lost to the winter frost. When choosing the perfect dethatcher think about factors such as, capability, dethatcher properties, area to be dethatched and storage.


Pressure Washer

The winter could have taken a toll on your outdoor space, from decking to furniture. A pressure washer can be used to power wash wooden surfaces(decks, house siding, outdoor furniture), as well as brick walkways and concrete driveways, removing stubborn stain, accumulated dirt and oil and grease. This is one of the best tools for your outdoor spring cleaning.


Stump Grinder

Unsightly tree stumps can be a hazard in your yard. The can be a trip hazard, insect and fungus haven and also diminishes curb appeal. A stump grinder has the capacity to grind away stumps and break them down to chips and dust. You can choose a stump grinder based on the size and number of stumps and hardness.


With the right power equipment, you can perform your outdoor spring cleaning, transforming your lawn and garden into the beautiful landscape you desire. Contact Tri-Rent-All Hampton or Tri-Rent-All Portsmouth for details and availability!


How to Choose a Power Generator

by Admin on 01/23/19

Power generators are a great tool to keep on hand - whether it’s powering your home during a power outage, providing power to an outdoor appliance, or a tool to bring camping, there are many useful purposes for generators. Here are some tips on how to choose a power generator that will best suit your needs.


Purpose:

First, what do you need the generator for?

A home standby generator is what you need if you are looking to power your home during a power outage. These are ideal for providing continuous power to high-wattage appliances, but are permanently installed at your home.


A portable generator is what you need if you are looking to move the generator frequently, to provide power for outdoor appliances or power tools at a job site. These have more limited power than home standby generators, but are convenient for their portability.


An inverter generator is ideal for you if you need a quieter power option, for relatively low-power activities. Camping, tailgating, or outdoor parties are all great applications for an inverter generator. These lightweight power options get the job done without disturbing the peace.



Wattage:

Another step to finding a power generator is figuring out much wattage what you’re powering will require. If the generator is for your home, you will need to figure out the combined wattage requirements of your lights and appliances. Remembering: starting wattage for many appliances may be much higher than the continuous wattage needed to keep the appliance running. Many generators can supply higher surge wattage, to help accommodate these requirements. Also keep in mind that appliances with motors require a starting wattage that is double that of devices without motors. Find the maximum wattage of what your generator will need to power, and find a generator that can output that - you do not want to overload your generator.


Fuel type:

Just like carrs nowadays, there are many different ways to power a generator. Do you have a preference in fuel type? Decide this before purchasing a generator.


Gasoline generators are the most common, and are very convenient to provide fuel for. Gasoline can be expensive, however, and of course is dangerous for its flammability.


Diesel generators are another fairly common option. Diesel is less flammable than gasoline and can be inexpensive to purchase. Although, it is not a particularly environmentally-friendly option and certain diesel options can be loud.


Propane generators burn fairly cleanly, and propane can be easy to find. Propane is also a highly-flammable fuel source, which may deter some.


Natural gas generators burn cleanly and run quietly. While natural gas is abundant in supply, it has a pretty limited shelf-life, so does not store for long periods of time well. Natural gas generators also may be a bigger investment initially, but their benefits can help offset those costs.


There are some alternative fuel options that are worth looking into, like solar-powered generators. As technologies progress, these alternative options will become more readily available.


If you’re considering investing in a power generator, make sure it’s the right one for your needs. These were just a few tips to help get you on your way to choosing one. There are, of course, other factors to explore, but deciding on the generator’s purpose, necessary wattage, and your desired fuel type are great starts! If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to visit our Hampton or Portsmouth stores!

Top 5 Power Tools You’ll Need to Rent in the Winter

by Admin on 12/12/18

As the seasons change, homeowners require different types of power tools and heavy-duty equipment. In the spring and summer, for example, machines that can be used to complete outdoor projects, such as deck building and swimming pool installation, are popular. As cooler weather arrives, though, people’s needs shift. As you read this article, you will see descriptions of the top five power tools you’re likely to need to rent during the winter months.


  1. Portable generators - If you reside in an area in which it is not uncommon to lose power during winter storms, having a portable generator at-the-ready is a wise decision. Renting one of these alternative power sources will allow your household to still utilize essentials, such as your refrigerator, and, if you are a business owner, will give you the ability to continue operations, until your electricity is restored.

  2. Leaf blowers - With cooler weather comes falling leaves. Leaf blowers make leaf removal significantly faster and easier than other methods, like manual raking. In the winter, leaf blower rentals spike noticeably, especially among those who live on large pieces of property that would be next-to-impossible to rake by hand. Additionally, in commercial settings, proprietors often choose to rent leaf blowers because they simply don’t have time to rake leaves.

  3. Bobcats - Construction projects can occur during the winter months but, to complete them, Bobcats typically have to be rented. These pieces of machinery allow workers to move snow piles, frozen dirt, and other materials so they continue doing their jobs. By renting, rather than buying, a Bobcat, lessees are able to pick and choose what kinds of accessories, such as backhoe buckets, they require.

  4. Commercial heaters - There are a number of situations in which commercial heaters are essential during the wintertime. Whether you own a large, open warehouse and need to provide heat for your employees or are a farmer who must warm multiple barns, commercial heaters are the solution. These devices can also be used during events like municipal Christmas walks and outdoor holiday craft fairs.

  5. Snow plow attachments - Many trucks and full-size vans can be equipped with snow plow attachments during the winter months. Whether renters intend to use their plows to earn extra money by plowing others’ properties or just to dig themselves out on a regular basis, they are a worthwhile investment.


If you are currently in the market for winter power tools, we hope you’ll visit any of our stores in the near future. Our staff at Hampton or Portsmouth, NH will be happy to assist you in finding everything you need to have a pleasant winter season, no matter what tasks you need to accomplish this year.


What Do I Need to Know Before Using an Air Scrubber?

by Admin on 10/30/18

As the winter months approach and many people begin spending more time in their homes the air quality inside your home should be a priority, but it’s something many people overlook. You might assume that the air in your home is good quality because it’s indoors, but that isn’t the case. Renting an Air Scrubber this winter could be the perfect solution to improve your air quality without breaking the bank, but what do you need to know before renting an air scrubber?

What is An Air Scrubber?

You’ve probably never heard of an air scrubber, most people haven’t, but they’re very commonly used! Contractors, renovators, and mold specialists are some of the most common users of air scrubbers. Commercial buildings often use them after getting upgrades made to the space as well. Air scrubbers are portable air purifiers that don’t require any duct work, making them convenient and easy to use. The air scrubber works by pulling air in from the environment it’s placed in and filtering the air to remove gasses, particles, and chemicals from the air that could be harmful if inhaled.

How Do I Use It?

If you think an air scrubber could be beneficial to your home, there’s a lot you have to take into consideration. When you’re talking with the rental company be sure to discuss the space you’re putting it in and go over size, contents, and the amount of filtering you think it needs. There are different models that are more easily portable if you’re looking to move it from room to room within your home. After you go over this information, one of our rental specialists will be able to help you choose the model that best fits your needs.

Each air scrubber operates a little different so be sure to go over the instructions with the rental specialists until you feel confident in your understanding. This will help you determine how long you want to rent the air scrubber for as well. Once you get the air scrubber to your home, set it up as directed by the rental specialist and begin enjoying clean, filtered air! Don’t forget to relocate the air filter to different rooms of your home to get the best results out of your rental. If you have questions during the air scrubbing process, contact the rental company right away to avoid damage or misuse of the air scrubber.