So, you're finally ready to take the plunge and embark on a major do-it-yourself project around your home. Whether it's adding on to your deck or building a custom wall storage unit in your living room, you're going to need the right equipment. However, if you're like the average homeowner, you probably don't have an extensive equipment collection. Equipment rental companies have you covered. If you're ready to embark on a new home improvement project, knowing how to navigate the world of equipment rentals can help.
Find Out About Attachments
First and foremost, make certain you understand exactly what you're renting, particularly when it comes to different adapters and attachments. In some instances, the rental price reflected only includes the base model. Any additional configurations come with an additional cost. Take a drywall screw gun for example. These screw guns typically come with a standard adapter size; however, if you need a different configuration, this might come with an additional cost.
Don't make the mistake of assuming the exact configuration you need is included in the original cost. Make certain you are asking questions beforehand, so you aren't met with invoice shock once you receive the final bill. Not only will asking questions help you get a better idea of the cost, but sharing this information can help ensure you're renting the right equipment in the first place. A sales representative can give you more information on the type of equipment adapters and attachments you need to make completing your project more efficient.
Be Cautious About Sharing
In an effort to cut costs, some homeowners decide to rent equipment for a set period and share with different people. In theory, this is a great way to save money. However, in the long-term this is somewhat of a risky practice. This is true for two reasons. First, your contract might forbid it. Oftentimes, equipment rental contracts state that only the individual who is renting the equipment has permission to use it.
Sharing the equipment with people not on the agreement puts you in violation of the contract. Secondly, this practice comes with the risk of damage. Since your name is on the contract, you are liable. If someone else were to damage the equipment, you would still be the liable party. Whether you get caught violating the terms of your contract or someone else damaged the equipment, either scenario translates into money out of your pocket.
Utilizing an equipment rental company can make completing your projects easier. Make certain you understand your agreement and ask as many questions as you need for the best experience.