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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.

The Benefits of Renting a Wood Chipper this Fall

by Admin on 09/24/18

With fall right around the corner, you will notice that the leaves are starting to hit the ground and people are needing to get their lawns in order before winter settles in. As you may well know, leaves aren’t the only thing that are hitting the ground. That’s why we recommend that you get a woodchipper this fall to help with your lawn care needs. As you can imagine, woodchippers are not the cheapest tool out there. Therefore, renting one may be a better option for you. If you’re needing a little bit of incentive, take a look below at the top 3 reasons why you should rent a woodchipper this fall.

  1. Because it’s not yours, there’s no commitment.

Again, it’s no secret that woodchippers can get to be quite expensive. They are a great tool to have, but unless you are in the landscaping business, chances are that you will only be using it about once a month. Renting a woodchipper is more economical than just outright buying one, any day. On top of that, if your storage space is at all limited, purchasing a woodchipper may not be in your best interest because it will just take up more space.

  1. Helps reduce your carbon footprint.

Whenever you decide to rent a woodchipper, you are giving yourself more opportunities to use the wood apart from just a bonfire. Using a woodchipper allows you to make sawdust or even small wood chips that can be used in a garden bed. Although it’s just a small step in being eco-friendlier, every little bit helps.

  1. They are very convenient.

Because they are so small, hauling a woodchipper around is nothing short of convenient. No matter what your job is, using a woodchipper will help to reduce the time that it takes to complete it. The woodchipper does all the work of breaking down the wood so that you do not have to.  If you’re in the landscape business, this will give you the ability to do more jobs in a shorter amount of time. If you are using a woodchipper for your own yard, then you’ll be that much closer to being able to go inside and do something else that is more enjoyable.

These are just a few reasons why you should rent a wood chipper this Fall. Make your life a lot easier and get one today at Tri-Rent-All.

6 Gardening Tools Every Homeowner in New Hampshire Needs

by Admin on 08/16/18

Maybe you are a gardener at heart or a homeowner who simply cannot escape the occasional gardening that is necessary throughout the year. You cannot tackle gardening without having the right tools, since the right tools can make a world of difference. Your New Hampshire home garden shed should have certain gardening tools if you want your yard to be beautiful and appealing. Let’s look at six gardening tools that every homeowner in New Hampshire needs for either large or small gardening projects.

1. Lawn Mower

A beautiful, vibrant lawn requires a good mowing job, so having a lawn mower is just what you need to make your lawn pop. A lawn mower will help you maintain a healthy lawn, keeping  weeds away and your grass groomed. You don’t have to buy the most expensive mower out there, just a cordless electric mower that is efficient. So do your homework when making this gardening investment.

2. Edger

Edging your lawn is a great way to add an extra dimension of crispness and cleanness to your lawn so you don’t have any extra grass or weed hanging on the side. Your driveway and sidewalk won’t look sloppy because you allow growth  and weeds to run wild. Think of edging as a practical cosmetic job that is an essential part of lawn care. An electric edger that is lightweight can help with any edging job you might have.

3. Pole Saw

When doing your gardening, you can run into the problem of getting to hard-to-reach areas when pruning trees and large shrubs. Where using a step ladder can be hazardous and even tedious, an electric pole saw is quite convenient, enabling the job to be easier when cutting branches that are too difficult using a hand pruner.

4. Leaf Blower

When it comes to the fall months in particular, an electric leaf blower is what you need to clean your lawn or backyard, when the ground around your house is covered with dry leaves. For complete removal and efficiency, a leaf blower is lightweight, easy to carry and use, and requires little maintenance.

5. Chainsaw

An electric chainsaw is a useful gardening tool that can be used to cut trees of various sizes that you may no longer want in your yard, or huge branches that may hang too close to your house. You can also trim and prune bushes more easily than using a pair of shears.

6. Hedge Trimmer

To keep your unruly garden hedges in check, an electric hedge trimmer is ideal for shearing garden plants or sculpting shrubs. It is easy to handle, quiet when using, and lightweight in design, which is what you need when gardening.

It is much easier to garden with the right tools in your shed. You can make your yard and lawn maintenance much easier, get rid of unwanted shrubs and cut branches or a whole tree with gardening tools that are easy to use and efficient. Go shopping or hit up your local equipment rental store to get the tools that you need for your gardening project. Contact Tri-rent-All of Hampton or Portsmouth for any of your equipment rental needs!

How to Use a Portable Power Generator Safely

by Admin on 06/26/18

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, portable power generators are internal combustion engines employed in generating electricity. They are essentially backup power systems that provide power where and when you need it. There are different types of portable power generators, and there are certain hazards associated with them, but you can safely operate one by following specific precautionary measures.

Uses of a Portable Power Generators

These power systems are versatile and can offer a number of benefits:

  • Backup for blackouts caused by small-scale power failures

  • Power source for essential equipment during disaster and emergencies

  • Run electrical equipment on a farm that feeds livestock and light farms

  • Off the grid construction site usage

  • Power outdoor events that lack a power source

  • Camping in a location where there is no power source

Types of Portable Power Generators

Portable gas generators are ideal for providing power at a campsite or a tailgate party, or use as a backup power supply during a power outage. Power is limited based on the volume of fuel you have readily available.

Electric start generators feature a push button, and maintenance is necessary to keeping the battery charged. They can be used as back-up power for agricultural machinery, electricity for recreational activities and power and heat in your home during an emergency.

Inverter generators are used to convert DC to AC power, and they emit a higher quality output when compared to other portable generators. These are great for tailgating and camping, being less noisy and lightweight.

Safety Measures

There are a number of precautions that you should take to avoid hazards associated with portable power generators.

  • To reduce shock and electrocution hazards, never attach a generator directly to a building’s electrical system without an appropriately installed transfer switch. Also keep the generator dry and ensure that it is properly grounded, using the manufacturer’s supplied cords, ensuring they are not damaged in any way.  

  • To protect against carbon monoxide poisoning, never use a generator indoors, and provide proper ventilation of 3 to 4 feet of clear space on all sides and above the generator.

  • To prevent fire hazards, store and transport generator fuels in approved, properly designed, marked and vented containers, while keeping containers away from flame producing agents.

  • Place generator some distance from work areas and gathering spaces, and wear hearing protection to prevent noise and vibration hazards, like hearing loss and fatigue.

Portable power generators are useful devices that can provide power in desperate times or be a convenient power source. While there are certain hazards associated with its use, safety measures should be exercised to prevent shock and electrocution hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards and noise and vibration hazards.

If you’re looking to rent a portable power generator in Southern New Hampshire, don’t hesitate to reach out to our construction pros at Tri-Rent-All. We can assist you with your choice of a power generator, based on your needs and project specifics. Call today at 603-926-2211 to reach our Hampton location or 603-431-1109 to connect to Portsmouth store!