Weekend Warrior Fall Projects: Cleaning Out the Garage

Fall is the perfect time to Clean out your garage.  Being able to park your car in the garage and stay warm in the winter months, is a key reason to tackle this Weekend Warrior Fall Project now.

Declutter

First things first….  Take all items out of the garage and start to sort them of what you do and do not need.  (Don’t be afraid to part with things that you’ve had for a long time!  Getting rid of old things will only make room for the new items that you will actually use and not just collect dust in the garage.)  To help with the removal of items, we have an assorted dollies to help get the job done fast and not break your back.

It is best to create 3 piles: Trash, Charity, and Keep.  If you have a lot of items to remove, then you want to rent a dump trailer or utility trailer in order to dispose of all the items and take them to the landfill or take to your favorite charity.

Cleaning and Floor Maintenance

Start by sweeping the entire garage and brush out all the corners of the garage.  Rent a blower to remove all the small particles that the broom just couldn’t pick up.

Now, it is time to give your garage a good cleaning with a pressure washer.  Pressure washing the floor can help you see if there is any damage or crack that you may need to repair.  If your garage floor has become battered and bruised over the years, now is the perfect time to fix them.   Rental Stop has all the tools you will need to repair your concrete as well.  Check them out here.

Inspect and Paint Your Walls

Time to inspect all the walls of the garage and make sure there are no holes and cracks that need to be repaired. Once you repair the walls, it is time to put a fresh coat of paint.  Our airless paint sprayer can get the job done fast.

Time to Organize and Label

Finally, it is time to get everything in its place. Organizing your garage can save you plenty of time and money.  Yes, money…  you will be able to find all your items and not have to go buy what you already have in your garage.  It is always helpful to place all the cleaning supplies in one spot, tools in another. Time to invest in things like shelves, cabinets, hooks and bins to contain all your items.

Many garages can have odd shapes to them so if you need to make your own shelves or cabinets, Rental Stop has all the tools and saws to help get the job done.

Finally, it is always helpful to label all your bins and sections to help you find everything.  Some suggestions are Tools, Cleaning Supplies, Car, Holiday Decorations, etc.

Need Help?

Rental Stop’s All-New Special Services Department can provide you all the help you need moving large items around, garbage removal, etc.  You have a job for us?  Call us today for a quote at 972-336-0059. Or visit our website: www.rentalstops.com

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Lo Knows : Backyard Dinner Celebrations

The weather is changing and now is a great time to use your backyard for small dinners and celebrations.

Stop by your local Rental Stop for tables, chairs, and additional items you may need. Let one of our team members be Your Partner In The Planning! Or give us a call at 972-336-0059 and visit our website. www.rentalstops.com

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Weekend Warrior: The Importance of Fall Lawn Aeration

Most people feel Spring is the most important time for lawns, but really Fall is just as important. Fall lawn maintenance gets your yard ready for the long winter and can help keep your lawn healthy all year long…. And aerating is one of the most important tasks of all.

Why is aerating so important? It is the process of puncturing the soil and pulling “plugs” below to create open pockets. It is through these pockets that air, water, and nutrients find their way to feed the roots of grass. Aerating lawns also encourages root development before the coming winter as well as loosen compacted soil to help your grass grow.

Fall is the perfect time to aerate your lawn, since we have the cooler air temperatures but warm ground temperatures. This allows your soil time to recover before going dormant for the winter.

Since you only need to Aerate your lawn only two times a year (early spring and fall), purchasing an aerator can be expensive, as well as, take up space in your garage or shed. Renting an aerator is the best solution to help save you money. And why not team up with a neighbor or two and rent for the day!

Tip: After the aerating process, it is best to keep heavy foot traffic off your lawn in order to allow the plugs to breakdown naturally. You don’t want all your hard work to get compressed back into the lawn with heavy foot traffic.

After aerating your lawn, now is the perfect time to rent a spreader to fertilize and overseed your yard. This helps the seeds to come in close contact with the soil. Don’t forget to add water!

If you don’t have time to do these projects around your home to prepare for winter, let Rental Stop do them for you.  Our new Service Department will come out and provide you a quote and get the job done with all the necessary tools included.  Call us today at 972-336-0059 for your quote. Or visit our website: www.rentalstops.com

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Equipment Corner : TRAILERS

Need a Trailer? Rental Stop has a wide variety of trailers to get any job or task done from hauling items or cars to transporting livestock. Our trailers can do it all! Below is a list of what trailers we rent:

• 5’ x 10’ Single Axle Trailer
• 5’ x 12’ Open Box Trailer
• 6’ x 10’ Dump Trailer
• 6’ x 12’ Enclosed Trailer
• 6’ x 16’ Stock Trailer
• 6’ x 16’ Utility Trailer
• 6’ x 18’ Car Hauler Trailer
• Tow Car Dolly
• E-Z Carrier

Rental Stop also rents all the accessories that you need– from Ball Hitches, Hitch reducers/receivers and light adapters.

*NOW OFFERING SPECIAL SERVICES*

For those who don’t want to Do the Work… We send out a Qualified RS Service Tech to do the Work with our Rental Stop Professional Equipment.

Stop by one of our locations and speak with our customer service team members.Give us a call at 972-336-0059 or visit our website: www.rentalstops.com

We’ve also got a wide variety of EVENT selections to choose from Party & Event Rentals in Dallas Fort Worth!

 

 

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Lo Knows : Oktoberfest!

Lo knows Oktoberfest!

We are halfway through September already and the Oktoberfest Season is almost here! It’s a celebration that began in Munich, but is now recognized all over. Starting September 19th and running through the first Sunday of October!
Stop by your local Rental Stop for tables, chairs, and additional items you may need. Let one of our team members be Your Partner In The Planning! Or give us a call at 972-336-0059 and visit our website. www.rentalstops.com

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Weekend Warrior: Pressure Washing to Get Ready for Winter

As we begin to say goodbye to the hot Summer sun, Fall is a time to prepare for the cold months ahead. No, winter in Texas doesn’t typically come with lots of snow, but we still must prepare for what is to come.  September and October are the ideal months to winterize and protect your home and belongings.

Rental Stop has many options of Pressure Washers to choose from such as Pressure Washer 4000, a Hot Water Pressure Washer, and our NEW Pressure Washer Trailer that comes with a Water Tank included.  No water where you need to clean…  No problem.  This new Trailer has everything you need included.

Below are some tips on what you can do to winterize your home and items with a pressure washer.  Remember when using a pressure washer, always take the proper safety precautions before beginning any project.

Clean out your Gutters

Gutters are an important part of your home’s structural integrity. Gutters redirect water away from your roof and walls. However, they can easily get clogged with leaves, insects, sticks, and other debris.  Make sure you clean them regularly so they can do their job properly.

Decks and More

Remember when your fence or your deck was new? The wood looked so fresh and beautiful. Using a pressure washer, you can restore your fence, gate, outdoor furniture, or deck to their former glory.

Clean Your Home Exterior

While the weather is still nice, check the exterior to see if there are any areas that have dirt, moss, or mold. Now is the perfect time to tame those spots. Pressure washing your home will easily remove stains and plant growth, from brick or vinyl siding.

Cleaning and Sealing Driveways

Before Winter hits, clean your driveway with a pressure washer. If needed and the surface is dry, roll or spray on the appropriate sealant.

Before Painting your Homes Exterior

Check for peeling paint on exterior surfaces. Pressure washers are a great way to blast away old paint.  Fall is a wonderful time to paint the exterior of your home, but you need to make sure that it is clean first.

Automobiles, Boats and RVs

After traveling and playing all summer long, it time to clean all those toys and cars.  Most people know you can pressure wash your car or motorcycle, but you can also clean your RV, boat, jet ski, and other vehicles.  Just be careful because of potential paint damage, be sure to use the gentlest cleansers and the proper nozzle.

Clean in and around your swimming pools

The inside and around your pool may also need a good scrub after a long summer.  Sometimes the brushes can’t do all the work and you need to pressure wash to get all the algae and grime off.  Drain your pool and pressure wash from the top down to make sure you get all the grime off.  Don’t need to clean your pool, then clean off the pool deck to make it shine like new.

Garbage Cans

The inside of your trash cans is not something you think to clean, but over time they begin to stink and have lots of dirt and grime inside.  Pressure wash away all the dirt and debris quickly and easily with a pressure washer. Simply lay your cans on their side and place them up against a wall or fence, so they don’t blow away with the force of the spray.

Clean your summer tools

If you do your own yard work, it is time to preserve your tools. We recommend pressure washing them before storing them for the winter. Line them up and spray them down!  Make sure you dry each piece, so they do not rust before storing for the winter.

And remember, if you don’t have time to do these projects around your home to prepare for winter, let Rental Stop do them for you.  Our new Service Department will come out and provide you a quote and get the job done with all the necessary tools included.  Call us today at 972-336-0059 for your quote. Or visit our website: www.rentalstops.com

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Equipment Corner : 2HP and 8HP Tillers

Choosing the right kind of tiller to use in your garden is an important decision. You need to consider the size of your garden and the type of gardening you do. Rental Stop has a variety of different tillers to choose from to help prepare your soil.

Front Tine Tillers and how they work:
2HP Tiller, 35CC Kickstand Tiller, 5HP Tiller
Front tine tillers are smaller and lighter than rear tine tillers. The tines are in front of the engine and it is the tines cutting into the soil that drives the machine along. The wheels are not driven by the engine.
The tines on the front tine tiller rotate forwards and the user is ultimately in control of the tiller to turn over the soil. If the soil hasn’t been worked or broken up previously, it can require strength and effort. Once the soil has been broken up, the front tine tiller can till the soil easier and with less effort.

Rear Tine Tillers and how they work:
8 HP Tiller
Rear tine tillers are the machines used by professionals and/or serious gardeners. They are heavier and often have one or more forward gears, plus reverse. The rear tine tillers have wheels that are driven by the engine.
The tines on a rear tine tiller are lowered into the soil to the depth chosen by the user. New ground that has not been tilled before should be tilled once with the depth control set fairly shallow. For tilling new, unbroken ground, a large rear tine tiller is the better choice. Rear tine tillers are generally fairly heavy, and once the depth control is correctly set, the machine quickly settles down and can be run with one hand as the user walks alongside.

*NOW OFFERING SPECIAL SERVICES*

For those who don’t want to Do the Work… We send out a Qualified RS Service Tech to do the Work with our Rental Stop Professional Equipment.

Stop by one of our locations and speak with our customer service team members.Give us a call at 972-336-0059 or visit our website: www.rentalstops.com

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Lo Knows : Labor Day!

Lo knows Labor Day!

As things are beginning to open up and lot’s of folks are getting back to work, Labor Day is that time that has been set aside to take a break and unwind. Back yard grilling is always easy and fun, and now a great way for social distancing. Come by or give us a call for your Labor Day Weekend rental needs. We have grills, tables, chairs, fans, ice chests and sooo much more. Happy Labor Day!

Stop by your local Rental Stop and let one of our team members be your partner in the planning.

Give us a call at 972-336-0059 or visit our website: www.rentalstops.com

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Fall Home Projects : Light Tree and Bush Trimming

Weekend Warriors : Although, most major tree pruning needs to be done in Winter or early Spring, Fall is the time to look over your trees, shrubs and vines to see what needs pruning before the winter.  Unless a plant is already dormant, the act of pruning signals the plant to grow, and you don’t want new growth in fall when the cold weather hits.  So, walk around your property and make a plan about each tree and shrub to see what needs to be done during the Fall or what can wait until the Winter and early Spring.

In Fall, you can remove:

  • Dead branches
  • Branches that have been damaged by storms or mishaps
  • Diseased growth
  • Or, any branch that could be a hazard during the Winter

Tips for Best results:

  • Work in small, manageable bites.  Remove longer branches in several sections.
  • Be sure any falling branches will not harm you or your home.
  • Do NOT prune more than 30% of a plant or tree during the Fall. This ensures the plant will have the resources to recover.
  • Do NOT forget to clean your blades.  It is easy to spread disease between plants with infected blades. It’s best to clean your tools, and specifically, the cutting blades, before use, before moving from one plant to another, and after use.
  • Do NOT remove suckers, water sprouts, overlapping and rogue branches.  This needs to be completed during the winter or early Spring while the tree is dormant.

Visit Rentalstops.com to rent any saw, trimmer or ladder for your Fall tree pruning job.  Some items available are:

  • 20” Chainsaw
  • 8′ Chain 2 cycle pruning saw
  • Tree 14′ Trimmer (Manual)
  • Articulating Hedge Trimmer
  • 24’ Gas Hedge Trimmer
  • 16’ Electric Hedge Trimmer
  • 30” Single Side Hedge Trimmer
  • Ladders or Lifts

If you don’t have time to do this project around your home yourself, Rental Stop’s new services department can come over to help with your light tree and shrub trimming.  Call us today at 972-336-0059 for a quote. Or visit our website: www.rentalstops.com

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Equipment Corner : Bobcat Skid Steer Attachments

We carry several Skid Steer Attachments in additional to the bucket to get even more out of our Skid Steer.

• Concrete Breaker : Used for demolition and construction needs breaking up rock, concrete and other materials.
• Auger attachments 12”, 24” and 36” plus a 5’ extension : Used for drilling jobs including drilling dirt, rock, trees, wood, cement and more. Drills with ease, speed and accuracy.
• Fork attachment : Turns your skid steer into a forklift for easy moving and lifting of heavy items.
• Mower Deck : Mows larger acreages/unusual steep terrains
*NOW OFFERING SPECIAL SERVICES*
For those who don’t want to Do the Work… We send out a Qualified RS Service Tech to do the Work with our Rental Stop Professional Equipment.

Stop by one of our locations and speak with our customer service team members.Give us a call at 972-336-0059 or visit our website: www.rentalstops.com

We’ve also got a wide variety of EVENT selections to choose from Party & Event Rentals in Dallas Fort Worth!

 

 

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