If you’re a person who loves to complete DIY projects, chances are there will be tools and heavy equipment that you need to rent. Renting is one way to save money and time while making sure that you ace your DIY project and achieve your desired results.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Renting from a Tool Rental Company

So you have a new DIY project that you wanted to tackle yourself. That’s great. Now, the question is do you have the necessary equipment and tools to complete your DIY project like a pro? Chances are you don’t. You may consider renting what you need from a tool rental company. Before you make a decision, here are some tips to keep in mind to guide you as you make your transaction successful with the tool rental company.

  1. Reservations

Does the tool rental company allow you to reserve a particular time that you’ll use the equipment then pay for it? If yes, will you have to pick up the equipment or will they deliver it to your doorstep? It’s always convenient to have the equipment delivered to you, especially if it’s heavy. So before you decide, be sure to know the answer to these questions first.

  1. Security deposits

Will you be comfortable paying a security deposit? Most tool rental companies require it and the amount you have to deposit depends on the length of time you intend to use the equipment.

  1. Safety

There are tool rental companies that offer training courses regarding how to use the equipment you are renting. For example, if you are renting scaffolding, the company may teach you how to properly erect and dismantle the scaffolding. Some have web-based trainings which you can likewise take advantage of.

  1. Insurance and maintenance

There are tool rental companies that offer rental insurance. There are also some that will require you to maintain the equipment and repair it in case of damage. These apply often to tool rentals for a longer period of time. Make sure that you understand all of the details before you sign the contract.

  1. Professional Customer Service

It is very important that you reach an expert from the tool rental company any time you have questions as regards the tool you have rented. This way, you can easily communicate with them if any problems with the equipment arise.

Renting makes more sense than buying if you need equipment for your DIY project for a limited time only. Just keep these tips outlined above to keep you protected during the course of renting the equipment you need.

Written by Lindsey Rentals. Lindsey Rentals offers the best service and equipment rental in Columbia, MO.