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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.

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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

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Lo Knows : Tailgate Parties

Football and Tailgating, it’s what we do in TEXAS!

It’s that time again! And this year, there will be MORE of it. Since social distancing is recommended, Tailgate Parties will allow several to safely gather for some FOOTBALL FUN! Here are a few items that will make your event run smoothly.

Tents, chairs, grills, tables, coolers, generators, sound systems, TVs, fans, portable restrooms, hand wash or sanitizing stations.

We’ll help make this your best Tailgate Party ever!

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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DIY : Concrete Sidewalk Repair

Weekend Warriors : As the summer winds down and life continues on, it’s important to make sure your home is in top shape. With the slowdown of life, you’re probably noticing all the spots in need of repair, including that cracked concrete out front or in the backyard. Good news, you can make those repairs yourself. The task may seem daunting, but with the right tools you’ll do great. Whether you’re trying to ensure the safety of yourself and the ones you love, or simply trying to bring a modernized uniformity to the appearance of your home, here’s how you can make your own concrete sidewalk repairs in three easy steps.

1. Prepare your area (and yourself). Make sure you have the protective gear you need to protect yourself, such as safety glasses and a dust mask. For a smooth process, it’s important to make sure the areas that you are repairing are clean and ready to be filled. You want to chip away any loose or crumbling concrete and clear debris. Depending on the size of the task at hand, you want to use the right tool(s) to clear the area. Small areas: wire brush & broom or hose Larger areas: wire brush, chisel, broom, (Jack) hammer, hose or hand vac You can also use a Pressure Washer to clear cracks and edges.

2. Mix your concrete/Prepare pre-mixed concrete for application. Follow the instructions on your chosen concrete and make sure to grab a project partner or allow enough time to coat without the concrete drying too early. Avoid adding too much water, as it could lead to spalling in your concrete. For quicker, less labor-heavy concrete movement, be sure to check out the Power Buggy.

3. Fill cracks/lay concrete. How you fill your concrete will also depend on the size of the job. Smaller areas will require less tools and equipment than a larger area, but the process is the same for both. Small areas: Use a trowel to push concrete into cracks and smooth the surface to the desired consistency and level. Let dry according to mix instructions.

Larger areas: You will need to reform the section in need of repairs. You can do this with a 2×4, making sure that the board is flush with the existing concrete area. Once form is set, use a Shovel or Trowel to fill in new concrete and smooth and level the surface. Let dry according to mix instructions.

For more concrete tools such as Concrete Crack Chaser, Wheel Barrow, 6 cubic ft Mixers, Concrete Caw, Rebar Cutter and other tools for your concrete reparation project, be sure to visit Rentalstops.com.

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

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Rental Ryan : Fans & Cooling Options

Several Fans and Cooling Options to choose from.

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 : King and Queen for the Day! The Throne Chair

Even in times like we are facing, we should all still feel like the Kings and Queens we are. On those special days, this beautiful Throne Chair can do just that! It will be a great addition to any upcoming event. Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Birthday Celebration and so much more. Visit our Store location or our website and book this beauty for your next special event.

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

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