Three Equipment Rental Myths Homeowners Sometimes Believe

27 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

As a homeowner, there are a number of projects in which you need to bring in an experienced contractor, but there are many others that you can easily do on your own. One drawback is often the availability of equipment. While some people understand that there are equipment rental facilities they can rely on, myths concerning cost, ability to use the equipment, and transporting the equipment often hold people back from renting the equipment and completing these simple projects on their own. Make sure you know how to dispel fact from fiction.                


Some people are under the impression that renting equipment for a small construction job is just too expensive. They believe it would be more cost-efficient to simply hire a contractor to perform the role for them. One factor that causes people to believe this myth is the idea that you have to rent equipment for an entire 24 hour period.

However, some rental facilities allow you to rent the equipment as needed. Even if this is just for a couple of hours. This way, you only pay for the time you actually need to use the equipment.             


There is also the idea that operating equipment requires special skills or training. However, the reality is the opposite. Some rental facilities will actually take the time to instruct you on how to use the equipment. The goal of any facility is to ensure every renter has a solid and well-operating piece of machinery to use.

If they send renters out the door who don't know what they are doing, the renters are more likely to cause damage to the machinery, which isn't the goal. Even if you don't have experience using the particular piece of equipment you're renting, a rental specialist will be more than happy to assist you. 


Transportation is another area of concern for some people looking to rent small construction equipment. For some people, the problem is how they will get the equipment to their work site. Unlike contractors, the average renter doesn't always have large trucks or trailers readily available. 

This type of problem can easily be eliminated as some rental facilities can deliver your equipment rental directly to your work site and pick it up upon completion. This isn't just an extension of courtesy to the customer, but it is also a way to ensure the equipment is protected so that each customer has a malfunction-free experience with their rental equipment.

Don't let rental equipment myths keep you from completing a project around your home. Ignore these ideas, roll up your sleeves, and get the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

For professional rental services, contact a company such as Mountview Business Park.