Tips for Renting
Locate your local Rental Association of Canada member
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Describe the project you would like to complete with
rented equipment. When rental store personnel know the details of your
project, they can recommend exactly the type and size of equipment you'll
need for most lawn and garden and home improvement or repair projects.
They also will help you organize the additional supplies you'll need to
complete the job correctly. Many rental stores carry all the extras, such
as sandpaper or detergent for example, to do a professional job.
Before you actually go to the rental store, organize
the work area so you can use the equipment right away when you bring it
home. For example, if you're shampooing a carpet, remove furniture from
the room before you pick up the shampooer. This preparation can save you
money because the rental center charges for the time the equipment is in
your possession - not for the time you actually spend using it.
When you pick up the equipment, the rental store
employee will explain how to use it safely and correctly. If you don't
understand the instructions or feel uncomfortable about operating the
equipment, ask for more information.
Make sure you understand the rental store's rates,
store hours and policy for returns. Depending on the rental store, you may
be able to rent equipment by the hour, half day, day, week or month.
Generally, hourly rates have a set minimum time that is less expensive
than renting for the entire day.
Make sure you understand your responsibility for the
equipment. Generally, the rental store is responsible for equipment
maintenance and will replace equipment that breaks down during normal use.
But when damage occurs because of a customer's negligence or misuse, he or
she is responsible for repair or replacement. For expensive equipment in
your possession, construction equipment and tents are examples, you may
need to provide on-site security or purchase temporary insurance.
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