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    Signs that You Need a Dehumidifier

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Outdoor humidity levels are almost always too high or too low for the average person’s liking. Fortunately, you have the unique opportunity to control the prevailing humidity levels in your home. However, even with a state-of-the-art climate control system in your home, circumstances can arise under which a dehumidifier can help in ridding your home of excess moisture in an effective and efficient manner. Scenarios for which a dehumidifier may be necessary include:

    Condensation on Windows and Doors

    On a cold winter’s day far from San Jose, a foggy window may suit the mood and give off a charming aura. Window condensation on the interior glass of your Bay Area home’s windows or doors, however, is a sign that your home is too humid. Rent a dehumidifier from an equipment rental specialist shortly after discovering this problem, and you may be able to prevent the growth of mold and mildew and the exacerbated allergy symptoms that result from the presence of these moisture-fed fungi.

    Wet Basement

    Basement flooding is a common problem that can often be prevented or at least averted with the help of a functional sump pump. Even with a sump pump, however, your basement may be much damper than most rooms in your home. A dehumidifier from an equipment rental specialist can help you keep your basement comfortably dry like the rest of your home.

    Musty Smells

    A pungent, musty odor is one of the most common signs that mold or mildew is present in your home. If you detect a musty odor in your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room, rent a dehumidifier to suck up excess moisture in your home. This will prevent mold and mildew from finding the moisture needed to thrive. If it does not, or if you detect potentially threatening mold in your home, contact a toxic mold remediation specialist to assess and rectify the situation.

    The next time you find yourself battling moisture in your San Jose area home, rent a dehumidifier from an equipment rental store to mitigate the problem. To enquire about daily, weekly, and monthly dehumidifier rental rates, call A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals at (831) 359-4769 or visit one of our six convenient Bay Area equipment rental locations.

    Tips for Picking the Perfect Floor

    Last updated 20 days ago

    The fact that flooring gets more use than just about all the furniture, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and other equipment in your home should put into perspective just how important flooring is. As you search for the perfect flooring materials for your home, consider the following factors so that you can make informed and confident flooring decisions for every room.

    Household Circumstances

    What is the current makeup of your family? How do you anticipate that makeup changing in ten years’ time? Generally speaking, children and pets are harder on flooring materials than are well-mannered adults. If you have young children and pets at home or anticipate that children or pets will make an appearance in your life soon, focus on cheap, stain-resistant materials like linoleum or vinyl flooring.

    Relative Moisture Exposure

    When selecting flooring materials for rooms with high relative humidity or in which the floors will be splashed with water, resistance to water damage should be a priority. Ceramic tiles and non-porous natural stone flooring are ideal options for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and elsewhere that moisture exposure is a concern.

    Ease of Maintenance

    Another factor to consider before selecting flooring materials for your home is the maintenance that will be required to keep it clean and looking good. Rental tools and equipment that can help you clean carpet and tile floors efficiently are available, but it is still wise to opt for flooring materials with recommended cleaning and maintenance requirements that you think you can handle.

    Once you decide on flooring materials for the various rooms in your home, adopt a floor cleaning and maintenance schedule to maximize the life of your home’s floors. To rent tile removers, linoleum rollers, and other equipment that can help you with your DIY flooring project or the upkeep of your brand new flooring, call A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals in San Jose at (831) 359-4769 or visit one of our six South Bay locations at your convenience.

    Tips for Using a Cordless Drill

    Last updated 26 days ago

    A drill is a power tool that everyone uses at some point during one of his or her DIY projects. To learn about the advantages of cordless power drills and how to properly and safely use them, watch this brief video clip.

    In it, Bill Link of Workbench Magazine demonstrates how to use an 18-volt cordless power drill. In his step-by-step demonstration, he walks viewers through the proper setup and positioning of the drill, offering tips and discussing how cordless power drills can save considerable time and labor on many home improvement projects.

    If you would like to rent a cordless drill like the one featured in this video clip, A Tool Shed Equipment Rental in San Jose is the first place you should look. To speak with a representative about the cordless drills and other rental tools in our inventory, call (831) 359-4769 or visit one of our six Bay Area locations at your convenience. You can also see all of our rental tools online. 

    Exploring Our Air Nailer Options

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Also known as a nail gun, an air nailer is a tool that often comes in handy for the DIY homeowner or light construction specialist. Some applications for which air nailers are especially helpful include framing, fence work, and home woodworking. Since different tasks can be better carried out with specific types of air nailers, it is helpful to familiarize yourself with various air nailer models and the functions they serve and to rent the right tool for your job from an equipment rental supply store.

    At A Tool Shed Equipment Rental in San Jose, we carry high-quality air finish nailers compatible with most common nail sizes. We also have air nailers designed specifically for roofing applications, air staplers, and air palm handlers that can help you get your job done with accuracy and precision. To find out which of our six convenient Bay Area tool rental locations is closest to your home or office, call us at (831) 359-4769.

    Tips for Hosting a Neighborhood Cookout

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Summer is the season of sunshine and barbecues, which makes it the perfect time for a neighborhood cookout. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you invite your friends and neighbors over for a barbecue, like being sure to rent the right equipment. Here are a few tips for hosting a neighborhood cookout.

    Drinks are Important

    A neighborhood cookout is a social event that takes place outdoors in the sun, which means refreshing drinks are in order. Drinks will keep your guests cool on a hot summer day. Make sure you provide a wide array of drinks including beer, water, and refreshing nonalcoholic drinks for children and non-drinkers. It is also important not to underestimate the amount of ice you will need in order to keep the drinks cold throughout the duration of the cookout.

    Consider the Timetable

    Keep in mind how long it will take to prepare your food. If you do not want your guests to be waiting around for an hour before they start eating, start the grill before your guests are scheduled to arrive. Just because it is a cookout does not mean you have to grill every part of the meal; feel free to prepare salads and provide snacks to hold guests over until the main course is ready.

    Borrow and Rent Materials

    If you do not frequently entertain guests, you may not own sufficient seating for the entire party. If this is the case, talk to your local tool and equipment rental store, like A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals. They will be able to provide you with tables and chairs so that all of your guests are comfortable and relaxed.

    A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals is proud to be Northern California’s home for tool and equipment rentals. Since 1945 we have been helping homeowners complete jobs by providing our high quality tools and equipment out of six convenient locations. If you would like to know more about our rentals and sales, please do not hesitate to visit our website or call us at (831) 359-4769 today.

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