COVID-19 Update: High Quality Rentals. No Need To Shake On It.

Update 4/13/20: All locations are available for curbside pickup and delivery services. Our Gwinnett and Buckhead location operating hours are Mon. – Fri. from 7am – 5pm. Our Marietta and Doraville location operating hours are Mon. – Fri. from 7am – 5pm and Sat. 8am – 2pm. Stay Home. Build Something. Spring is finally here, and that means going outside to meet up with friends in large numbers aaaand...well, this year not so much. But that’s ok, it means you’ve got plenty of time ... Read more

It’s Tiller Time! What Are You Planting This Spring?

Spring is in the air! This time of year brings thoughts of new beginnings. Spring can also make you think of planting - possibly a garden, or a flower bed, or maybe even a whole new yard. Everyone knows the key to successful planting is fertile soil. When you have good soil for planting, it will be easier for the roots to spread quickly and grow healthier. As a result, nutrient and water intake will be enhanced. The easiest way to ... Read more

Get the Whole Family Involved in Updating Your Curb Appeal

When the weather warms up, it is time to get a jump start on outdoor projects. Getting the whole family involved can make the work more fun and allow you to spend quality time together. Updating your curb appeal together can foster a feeling of pride in your home for the family. Think of how wonderful it will feel driving up to your gorgeously maintained property and thinking... we did that as a family! Select some projects from this list to boost ... Read more

NTR is Atlanta – Meet the Team

Locally owned and operated Northside Tool Rental was founded in 1953 in what is now the heart of the Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta. We have been servicing the commercial equipment rental needs of contractors in the Atlanta area ever since! We are not in the business of transactions - we are in the business of relationships. At Northside Tool Rental, you will have the opportunity to know the people behind the business and enjoy a personal connection. Our employees have a ... Read more

Offering the Best Compaction Equipment for the Job!

Properly compacted soil is a key component of virtually every construction project. It provides the firm, dense base needed to support footings and foundations, slabs, and pavements. There are many different machines that can be used for compaction. And there are just as many factors that influence the choice of compaction equipment selected for a project. Choosing the machine that is most suitable will complete the work most economically and efficiently due to reduced passes. Finding the right machine for a ... Read more

NTR Offers Competitive Monthly Rates on All of our Rental Fleet

Atlanta Metro contractors know that having the right tools at the right time can be essential to running a successful business. Having an entire rental fleet at your disposal gives you the freedom to expand your project horizons.  Seasonal, temporary, tandem jobs, or specialized work can be possible with access to thousands of tools and equipment. Readily available machinery can allow you to expand your capability and profit from additional jobs. NTR has an option that can expand your job flexibility even ... Read more

Boost Your Business With Interior Access Equipment

Whether you need an elevated work platform or the ability to reach a tall workspace, NTR offers interior access equipment that is designed for the job. Think of how much smoother your projects will go when you are able to efficiently perform a broader range of tasks in hard-to-reach areas. Find out all the ways interior access equipment can improve accessibility in your business. Scissor Lifts Scissor lifts are a vertical lift with a platform that can easily lift both personnel and equipment. ... Read more

Heat Things Up This Fall With a Heater Rental

Chilly evenings can feel refreshing after a long, hot summer. But as the temperatures drop, it is essential to have a strategy to keep your guests and workers warm, both day and night. Here in the south, a portable heater rental might seem like something that you may not need very often - but when the situation calls for one, nothing else will do. Here are some examples of when renting a portable heater can come in handy: Let's Heat Things Up  ... Read more

Northside Tool Rental Gives Back

NTR takes pride in being a locally owned business. Without a doubt, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue and wages back into the community. In addition to the jobs and profits brought to our community, Northside Tool Rental happily donates a tremendous amount of rentals to local charitable and nonprofit organizations. After all, partnering with our neighbors helps to build an even stronger community. We not only do business here, we live here, shop here and ... Read more

NTR Donates Equipment to Elementary School PTA for Fall Cleanup

Northside Tool Rental was happy to donate a bobcat and a couple of pressure washers to The Keheley Elementary School PTA for a fall cleanup! Read more
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Fall is the Perfect Time for Deck Maintenance

Many decks are exposed to the elements all year round, so it might be time to give your deck a little love. The mild days of fall provide optimal conditions for deck maintenance and preparing your outdoor space for the colder months. The three broad categories of maintenance should include repairing, cleaning, and protecting. REPAIRING The first step is to fix any of the visible damage to the deck, especially cracked or rotting wood. Next check all the rails and planks to make ... Read more
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Exciting DIY Projects for Fall

Fall is the perfect time to spread your DIY wings with some home improvement projects. Of course, it is never a bad time or a bad idea to invest in your home. Today we want to focus on fall DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects that will give you a great return on the investment of your time and your money. Fall DIY Projects Give your landscaping a boost - Fall is one of the most critical seasons for preparing lawns and landscapes for year-round ... Read more

Access Redefined with a Teupen Atrium Lift Rental

Northside Tool Rental has some exciting news! We have added the Teupen TL564AJ Atrium lift to our rental fleet. This piece of equipment is the perfect solution for situations where access is limited or difficult. This is a specialty item that is not always directly available in the Atlanta area until now! Find out all the ways this atrium lift can improve accessibility in your business. Product Details Outfitted with a diesel engine paired with an electric motor, making it an excellent ... Read more

Grow Your Business With Repeat Customers

Studies have proven that consumers trust business recommendations from friends, family members, and acquaintances. When your business gets recommended to someone, they are more likely to give it a chance. This makes loyal, repeat customers all the more valuable. Here are some tips to develop great relationships with customers, gaining repeat and referral business. Customer Service Repeat business starts with superior customer service. Take the opportunity to get to know the people behind the business and enjoy a personal connection. Always keep the ... Read more

Do You Have a Painting Project on Your To-Do List?

Painting is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update a space. You would be amazed at the new perspective a different paint color can bring! Plan a painting project now and you should be ready to go by the time the weather cools off. Consider the following areas to make a big impact with a new color: Paint an accent wall to introduce a pop of color without going all out. Choose a wall that is seen the moment ... Read more

Scaffolding Safety Tips and Tricks

Scaffolding is a popular construction tool used for jobs of all types and sizes. It is the perfect solution when you need movement at a higher level than ground level, saving you time while roofing, installing windows, painting, and more. Although height and reach can be attained with ladders, they can often make for an unstable platform. Scaffolding puts a worker directly in front of the surface he needs to work on, without awkward angles. Providing a flat, even surface also ... Read more

Say YES More Often With Rental Equipment

Owning your own business presents you with opportunities each and every day to grow, learn, and expand your horizons. You can capitalize on those opportunities by utilizing the word YES more often. "Yes, we can make that happen. Yes, we can get that done in a timely manner. Can we complete the project on budget? Yes!" It is a tiny word, but it can do big things. Of course, having the right equipment and tools can be essential to fulfilling all those ... Read more

Increase Productivity with a Sherpa Mini Skid Rental

If you appreciate the strong and silent type on your jobsite, we have the worker for you! The Sherpa battery-powered mini skid steer is exactly what you may be looking for. The 100ECO is just as powerful as its “combustion engine” counterparts, but it is particularly suitable for interior work. It’s got no internal-combustion engine which means no fumes. And its whisper-quiet operation vastly cuts down on noise pollution. The Perfect Size A Sherpa plugs into any standard 110-volt outlet for charging and ... Read more

Portable Air Conditioners Make NTR the Coolest Rental Company in Town

Not in the entire history of central air conditioning has an air conditioner ever broken down at a convenient time! Air conditioners only seem to break down during the hottest weekend, or right before a holiday, or right before a big event. And of course, they all conspire to break down at the same time causing not a single repair technician to be available for days. Have no fear! A portable air conditioner rental from Northside Tool Rental can save the day. ... Read more

Keep Cool this Summer with Misting Fans

When the temperatures start to rise and you can’t rely on air conditioning to cool you down, portable misting fans can feel like a lifesaver. This little miracle on wheels can provide you with the opportunity to be cool and comfortable regardless of where you are. How exactly does it work? Contrary to popular belief, misting fans do not make people wet. The droplets are immensely small when they are sprayed into the air. Once the droplets cool down the surrounding air, they ... Read more
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Exterior Cleaning Made Easy with a Pressure Washer

Exterior dirt and stains not only look bad, but they can cause damage over time. Do you ever just want to wave a magic wand to make everything clean and shiny? It's your lucky day! Your magic wand has arrived in the form of a pressure washer rental. Of course, using a pressure washer to tackle your exterior cleaning list does require a little knowledge and a little practice. Maybe it doesn't work exactly like a magic wand, but seeing the results ... Read more
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Protective Safety Gear for Every Part of Your Body

What is the most frequently used tool or equipment in your arsenal? It should be your safety gear! Protective gear is not just for the construction jobsite. Your home workshop, personal residence, and yard can become just as dangerous as a jobsite when tools are involved. Keep reading to be sure that all body parts are covered. Protect Your Head Safety helmets protect your head against falling objects, flying objects, and many other hazards. Of course, they are only effective when they are ... Read more

Work Zone Safety Tips

Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety in work zones. It is designed to inform motorists about the dangers of driving through work zones and of the perils faced by construction and maintenance workers. This year’s theme is “Drive Like You Work Here!” Safety Tips for Drivers Pay attention by keeping your eyes on the road and avoiding all distractions like changing the radio station, eating or drinking, and ... Read more
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It is Spring Spruce Up Time for Atlanta Metro DIYers

When the temperatures warm up in Atlanta, the DIY bug starts biting! Spring is a great time for Atlanta Metro DIYers to spruce up your home and get the yard ready for outdoor entertaining and gardening. After all the cold and rain, you should have plenty of pent up energy to tackle the home improvement tasks on your list. With properly maintained tool and equipment rentals from NTR, you can finish each task quickly and safely. We literally have thousands of tools, ... Read more

Proper Ladder Use is a Hot Topic

So exactly why is proper ladder use a hot topic? Because according to the CDC, among construction workers, an estimated 81% of fall injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments involve a ladder. Even through these accidents are extremely common, they are almost entirely preventable. Because ladders are such a simple tool, there is a danger of becoming complacent about ladder safety. To keep all workers safe, be sure everyone takes the following precautions. Choose the right ladder for the job. Consider how ... Read more
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5 Measures for Improving Work Site Safety

Everyone knows practicing safety on a construction site is a must. Accidents on a construction site have the potential to be life-threatening due to large equipment, hazardous materials, power tools, and extreme conditions. Construction leaders have to safeguard their employees workplace to reduce accidents and promote work site safety. 5 Measures for Improving Work Site Safety 1) Safety Training for New Hires Safety is a skill set that needs to be learned before ever setting foot on the construction site. A few essentials that need ... Read more

It’s Time for a Workshop Update

We know you get a lot of use out of your workshop each year. But when is the last time you showed it some love? Whether you’re a weekend DIYer working in your garage or a professional working in a shop, an updated work space can help you get things done right the first time. It's time to stop neglecting your work space and give it a "fresh coat of paint" with these tips. Clean It Up When is the last time you ... Read more

Home Repairs That Can’t Be Put Off – Part 2

Rook leaks, foundation problems, and mold issues are the repairs that we discussed in Part 1 of home repairs that can't be put off. These are all areas of home repair where it can take very little time for a minor issue to become major damage. Unfortunately, there are some other areas that fall into the same category. Some problems just can't wait or you risk much bigger, costlier problems down the line. ELECTRICAL ISSUES Here are the signs of an overtaxed electrical system that ... Read more
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Equipment Rental Can Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity!

Having the right tools can be essential to completing a project, but many contractors struggle with the upfront costs and the logistics of purchasing, storing, and maintaining heavy equipment and specialized tools. We believe you will find it more cost effective and less stressful to rent these items as needed on a project by project basis. Equipment rental from Northside Tool Rental can save: Your Time Think about buying new equipment for a moment. Now think about the time you would spend researching and purchasing this new ... Read more

Home Repairs That Can’t Be Put Off – Part 1

Life gets busy and sometime the "to do" list never becomes the "have done" list. We'd be willing to bet the farm that many of you have one or more home repairs on your to do list. Sometimes home repairs can be put on the back burner for a little while when life gets in the way. But there are a few areas of home repair that need to be addressed right away. If left unchecked, some of these repairs can rack ... Read more

Happy Holidays from Northside Tool Rental

Northside Tool Rental would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holidays! To Our Customers We are not in the business of transactions; we are in the business of relationships. Our customers are our most important asset. We want to enjoy a personal connection with each of our customers. Our personal pledge to you is to offer exceptional products and services, and offer them with genuineness! When you need help or have questions about your equipment rental, ... Read more

Has Tree Removal Left You Stumped?

At some point in our lives, we have all had an axe to grind. But what about a stump? Removing a fallen or dead tree trunk and branches is usually the easy part of tree removal. When you get down to the stump is when the real work begins. Many people are surprised to find that the bid a professional gives for tree removal will not include the price of removing the stump. Tree roots can be astronomically huge making many ... Read more

Keep the Customer Happy During Home Renovation

According to the latest surveys, 58 percent of Americans were ready to pour money into home improvement projects in 2018. Kitchen and bathroom remodels still reign supreme at the top of the renovation wish list. With home renovation on the rise, as a contractor you may be called upon to provide work in occupied homes. This always come with unique challenges. Luckily, we have all the tips to keep you in your customer’s good graces during an occupied home renovation project. Home ... Read more

It’s Tailgating Season!

There is no doubt about it. Tailgating has evolved. Just bringing a sandwich or pizza and having a few drinks on the back of a pick up truck is no longer the name of the game. Today's tailgate parties are kicking it up a notch and we are here to set you up for success. Unfortunately, we can't control the success of your chosen team! Tailgate Tips Arrive early to get a good spot, especially if you need multiple spots for your ... Read more
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Fall and Winter Energy Saving Tips

We have the strategies to help you save energy, save money, and stay comfortable during the cool fall and cold winter months. We promise those lower temperatures are coming! A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Start with these fall and winter energy saving tips to bring that amount down. The savings from each individual tip might be small, but when you start putting them together they add up quickly! Energy Saving Tips Seal any exposed ... Read more

Fire Prevention Week Awareness

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” The National Fire Protection Association aims to raise awareness of these three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire. We are going to focus on the first step - LOOK for possible fire hazards in your home and eliminate them. Take a good look around your home, identify potential fire hazards, and address them. Fire Prevention As the weather cools down, ... Read more

Northside Tool Rental Donates Painting Equipment to Learning In Color

Northside Tool Rental believes in giving back to the community. Recently, we were proud to play a part in Learning In Color's classroom enhancements. We donated scaffolding and ladders to help volunteers and workers create a brighter work space. "Your support enables us to fulfill our vision of painting and designing color-rich learning environments that promote the highest possible academic outcome for all children in order to build literacy rich and economically empowered communities. We look forward to your continued partnership as ... Read more

DIY Projects Worth Your Time

It is never a bad idea or a bad time to invest in your home and capitalize on the benefits of home improvement. But sometimes DIYers have to ask themselves, "Is this really worth my time?"  When is it smart to DIY and when is it time to outsource? We want to suggest a list of DIY projects that give you a great return on the investment of your time and your money. It's DIY Time! Painting - One of the easiest ... Read more

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized in September every year. The 2018 theme is "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How." Each community across the country is susceptible to its own unique types of disasters and emergencies. Georgia has a history of hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, wildfires, and ice storms. Fortunately, there are key steps that everyone can take to be better prepared. The time to prepare for a disaster is BEFORE it strikes. Know how to shut off utilities. Natural gas leaks and explosions are responsible ... Read more

Moving Tips for the College Bound

Summer is winding down and the countdown has begun for college dorm move-in day. Does that statement make you excited, anxious, or indifferent? If you answered anxious, hopefully we can alleviate some of those worries with some great moving tips. We want the transition to dorm life to be a smooth one! College Bound Moving Tips Keep it simple. Saving space is your goal when moving to college. Check to see what will be provided in your new set-up and consider the ... Read more

Touch-A-Truck Event at the Marcus Jewish Center in Dunwoody

We are so glad the Marcus Jewish Center in Dunwoody asked us to come "wow" their campers. I believe we had as much fun as the kids at this Touch-A-Truck event! Jamal El-Kahlil, Northside Tool Rental City Branch Supervisor for our Sandy Springs location set up the equipment and got the pleasure of spending time with this great group. The campers were super excited about the big shiny 7' Mini-Excavator we brought. We were able to allow the kids to take turns sitting in ... Read more

Learn How to Make Your Own Mulch for Landscaping

As we tell our kids, there is no such thing as free... right? But we think making your own mulch by recycling trees, broken limbs, and debris in your yard is just about as close to free as you can get! Mulch can be used to prevent weed growth, adds nutrients, conserves moisture, and regulates the temperature in your soil. It will also enhance the beauty of your plant beds and natural areas by giving them a consistent, uniform look. Making your own ... Read more
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Why Yes, it is All About the Curb Appeal!

Curb appeal is all about first impressions.  First impressions can be nearly impossible to reverse or undo. And all it really takes is a glance of about 3 seconds for someone to form a first impression of your home or business based on the outward appearance. So make a great first impression with these curb tips: Boost Your Curb Appeal Lawn: The simplest way to boost curb appeal is to have a well manicured lawn. Healthy looking, weed free trimmed grass, clean lines around walkways and ... Read more

Why Do You DIY?

Are you part of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) movement? The DIY movement is growing every year, with no signs of slowing down. We find that there are just about as many reasons to DIY as there are DIYers! What is your motivation to DIY? To save money The freedom to add your own special touch or style To learn and develop new skills Feeling of satisfaction in completing a project on your own True enjoyment of the process To keep your mind and body ... Read more

Odor Problem? Ozone to the Rescue!

We love to solve problems for our customers! Recently, a customer came in complaining of a moldy odor in a five-bedroom house. We recommended a large ozone machine that is about the size of a desktop printer. The unit is electric, plugs in to any 110-volt outlet and over the weekend eliminated the bad odor. They were very impressed with the results. Ozone machines have been around for quite a while, but they’re still rather hard to find for rental. Fortunately, Northside Tool ... Read more

The Shrimp Tank Interviews President of Northside Tool Rental [VIDEO]

The Shrimp Tank brings listeners interviews with some of the most successful business owners in the United States to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting and running a successful business. Click here to learn more about The Shrimp Tank. Read more

Are You Making These Equipment Rental Mistakes?

Renting equipment gives you access to the latest and greatest technological advances while sparing the costs associated with storage and long-term maintenance. It also gives you the flexibility to say yes to more jobs. This will expand your project horizons! At Northside Tool Rental, we want to make sure you are renting with confidence. Here are some common equipment rental mistakes to avoid. Equipment Rental Mistakes: Are you paying too little attention to safety? Especially with rental equipment, it is everyone's responsibility to be ... Read more

7 Tips to Save Your Sanity on Moving Day

We have already talked about Ways to Prepare for a Move and Best Packing Practices. Now it is time to get down to the nitty gritty - it's moving day! Moving day can be extremely overwhelming. There are so many tiny details to keep track of. We have the tips and tricks you need to save your sanity on moving day! Pack an overnight bag for each member of the family with a change of clothes and personal toiletries. Make sure everything ... Read more
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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Is it here? Has warm, spring weather finally arrived? Only time will tell. However, the time to think about spring home maintenance and improvements has definitely arrived! As you are tackling your spring cleaning and decluttering lists, don't forget now is a great time to perform a little home maintenance. We have put together a few spring home maintenance tips to help you get started. Check all concrete and asphalt driveways, pathways, and patios for cracks. The repeated freezing and thawing of ... Read more

Best Packing Practices for Moving

Spring is a time for change and new beginnings. Some times this translates into packing up and moving to a new residence. Last time we talked about 5 Ways to Prepare Before a Big Move. Now it is time to talk about the best practices for packing. It's time to talk about all those boxes! Procuring Boxes If you are looking for free, the most popular place to look is probably grocery stores. You may also have very good luck at office supply stores, ... Read more

5 Ways to Prepare Before a Big Move

When you think of making a big move, the first thing that comes to mind is ALL the boxes! Where do you get the boxes? How many boxes do you need? Are you going to be swallowed alive by all these massive stacks of boxes? Which box did you put that important item in? BUT before you even start thinking about the boxes, we have a few other items you need to prepare before the big move. Be Prepared Set up a ... Read more

4 Energy Efficient Strategies for New Homes or Remodels

Simple design features can make a big difference in the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Some energy efficient strategies require an increased upfront cost, but you should have a quick return on investment by decreasing utility bills. Energy Efficient Strategies Home Placement - Did you know the position and placement of your house in relation to the sun, wind and other surroundings can make a huge difference in your heating and cooling costs? A simple directional or design tweak can make the ... Read more
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Great Employees Can Greatly Improve Your Business

I'm sure we have all read the articles and viewed the news about the industry wide skilled labor shortage. This shortage makes it even harder to find and keep quality construction staff. But that doesn't mean the time has come to stick our heads in sand or look the other way. The only way you can continue to improve your business is to have great employees. Let's take a look at the reasons why hiring subpar workers is not the answer ... Read more

4 Design Tips For Your DIY Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodels are more popular than ever. Why? Because the kitchen always has and always will be the "heart" of the home. And while kitchen updates boast high ROIs, you many not need to remodel your kitchen in its entirety. Be smart about the features you upgrade by making replacements that play up the best features of your kitchen. If you are planning on a full DIY kitchen remodel in the near future, take a look at these design tips: Layout - ... Read more

Safety Tips for Track and Skid Steer Loaders

Track loaders and skid steer loaders are very popular rental choices. The reasons are quite clear to us. These loaders are efficient, hardworking tools perfect for one-time job usage. The wide range of quick change attachments, including different types and sizes of buckets, backhoes, forks, hammers, rakes, and augers make these work horses very versatile. We have found loaders to be popular for use in building, construction, landscaping, farm work, and beyond. Loaders are loved because they make quick work of manual ... Read more

Who do You Call for Heavy Equipment Rental in the Atlanta Metro Area?

All you have to do is take a look around to see that Atlanta is still in a growth mindset. There seems to be no end in sight to the development boom around Metro Atlanta. So the question for all you general contractors is, who do you call on when you need heavy equipment to complete your job? Who do you call on when you need that equipment fast and in good working order? Locally owned and operated Northside Tool Rental is the answer ... Read more

Roof Repair Should Always Be a Top Priority

We know, life gets busy and sometimes your home repair to-do list becomes a to-do-later list! While it is okay to put off certain repairs, there are a few areas of your home repair list that need to be addressed right away. Roof repair is one of the items that should always be a top priority. There is an argument to be made for stating that your roof is the most important element of your home. You need a secure and sturdy roof ... Read more
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Tips for Perfectly Finished Floors

There are so many advantages to hardwood floors - easy cleanup, better air quality, durability and versatility. One of the biggest advantages is the ability to refinish instead of replace.  Unfortunately, even the finest of hardwood flooring surfaces is not immune to wear and tear. Thankfully, you can refinish your hardwood floors yourself and get them looking like new again without a major demolition. Let's talk about the best practices for perfectly finished floors. Prepare the Room Take everything out - yes everything! ... Read more

Get Your Home Holiday Ready!

The holidays are fast approaching with Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away. It is all SO exciting, unless you are the host - then it becomes a little daunting. Don't sweat it! We are here to get you in the spirit and get your home holiday ready for guests. First Impressions Whether you are entertaining overnight guests, serving a meal, or greeting pop-in guests - the experience begins at the front door. Spend some extra time with the decorations and lighting in ... Read more
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3 Step Plan to Prepare Your Deck or Patio for Winter

I think we are still going to find a few warm days in the upcoming weeks to check off all the outstanding outdoor home maintenance items on the list. If you have a deck or patio, you can use one of those mild days to get all the remnants of summer grilling cleaned up and prepare your outdoor space for the colder months. 3 Step Plan: Declutter - Clear away all planters, decorative items, summer leisure equipment, and barbecue accessories that won't be ... Read more

Keep Tools and Equipment Safe on the Jobsite

Keeping tools and equipment out of harm's way will not only contribute to a safer jobsite, it will also help your bottom line. Tools and equipment are some of your most important assets. It's hard to complete a job without the right equipment! Protect your assets from theft and damage: Provide secure storage for smaller tools and equipment. Use storage with locks to securely store every possible piece of equipment and tool on site overnight. Find a way to identify your tools and ... Read more
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Fall Home Checklist

Fall - do you feel it in the air yet? Pumpkins, caramel apples, bonfires, s'mores, colorful autumn leaves, chili, football, hot chocolate, hay rides and warm sweaters - the time has arrived! But first, use this time of transition to mark a few of these items off of your home checklist: Put Away Summer Gear:  Inspect your summer gear for damage and clean it before storing it away until next year. Make note of any items that need to be replaced ... Read more

Equipment Rentals for BIG Landscaping Jobs

Just like you wouldn't attempt to clean your driveway with a toothbrush, you shouldn't attempt to complete a BIG landscaping job with only a shovel and wheelbarrow! Big landscaping jobs often mean moving around a lot of materials. Without the right equipment, this can be time-consuming, exhausting, and back breaking. Let's talk about machines that can save your time and your back! Mini-Excavator This is a small and compact excavator that is suitable for residential landscaping projects.  They are easy to maneuver around smaller areas, which ... Read more

Freshen Up Your Home for Fall with the Best Paint Equipment

One of the easiest ways to freshen up your home for fall is with a can of paint! A fresh coat of paint can keep your home looking attractive and new. It is incredibly simple, yet produces a huge impact. Plus if you decide the color no longer fits your taste, it's easy to swap out for a new one. Of course you don’t have to take on the entire house at once, but make a plan and schedule some time ... Read more

Smart Home Upgrades – Are They Right For You?

There is no doubt about it, smart home technology is rapidly growing in both popularity and accessibility. Has the thought of adding smart home upgrades crossed your mind? If so, you may be wondering what will give you the most bang for your buck. Let's explore. What exactly is a smart home? A smart home is usually considered any home with televisions, lights, computers, appliances, irrigation, or home security items that can be controlled over a central network. What are the pros and cons? The ... Read more
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Tips for Keeping the Work Site Clean

The synonyms for cleanliness include spotlessness, tidiness, neatness, and orderliness. I would venture to guess that these are not words you normally use to describe your work site! However, work site cleanliness is an important issue. Keeping a work site clean improves safety, reduces waste, increases efficiency, and leaves a better impression on those visiting your site. Use these tips to keep your work site clean and safe: First and foremost, cleaning the work site is way easier when it is ongoing. ... Read more

The Importance of Generators on the Jobsite | Commercial Equipment Rental

Whether your jobsite is large or small, chances are you will need electricity to power tools, technology, lights, fans, and other items. When electric outlets are not available and you need a temporary supply of power - generators come to the rescue! Choosing the right generator: How portable do you need it to be? Even a "portable" generator can be hard to maneuver if it is very heavy. Consider whether you need the generator to be on wheels for extra portability. How ... Read more
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Plumbing Upgrades Can Save Big Bucks

Saying the phrase "home improvement project" tends to get people excited. Thinking out with the old, in with the new can give you a whole new, fresh outlook on your home. But what if I said the phrase "plumbing upgrade"? That doesn't sound as exciting, does it? While plumbing upgrades may not be the most exciting home improvement upgrade, we have a feeling you will be excited about the big bucks you can save with the following upgrades. Faucets Aesthetically speaking, this one ... Read more

Make Demolition Easier with the Right Tools

Demolition is by far the messiest, most dangerous piece of any renovation project, but it can also be the most fun! Tearing out the old, ugly, and out of date can give such a feeling of satisfaction, especially when you can envision the "after" picture. Just as there is more than one way "to sling a sledgehammer", there is more than one way to go about demolition. Find out how having the right tools can make the job easier. SAFETY EQUIPMENT: This is ... Read more
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Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Landscaping

Keeping your landscaping looking its best throughout the entire summer can be a challenge with the high temperatures we experience here in the South. Summer landscaping can be a big job, but if you do your research and follow these tips, you can have great success. DO: Water Deeply to the Roots Ideally, your lawn should receive the equivalent of about one inch of rain per week during summer months. Only a few times a week, water with a deep soak so that the water ... Read more

Employee Spotlight, Chris Hearn

Chris Hearn, Assistant Manager, Norcross  Chris came to Northside Tool Rental almost two years ago as a driver for the Norcross location. After a few months it was very apparent to us that Chris showed valuable customer service skills. His eagerness to learn the business and do anything necessary to generate more business was impressive. When the Assistant Manager position opened up it was a no-brainer to offer it to Chris. Since he has taken on that roll in Norcross, he has excelled ... Read more
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Keeping Your Cool on the Jobsite This Summer

The nickname HOTlanta for the metro Atlanta area refers to more than just our amazing nightlife. It also refers to our sizzling summer heat and humidity. As Atlanta general contractors, we know you have first hand experience with the negative effects summer heat can have on the jobsite. As the temperatures start to rise, let’s review some tips for... Keeping your cool on the jobsite this summer: Employee Safety - The biggest heat-related concern this summer will be employee safety. Employ the ... Read more
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10 Commandments of Chain Saw Operation

Chain saws are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can rent from Northside Tool Rental. You can use chain saws for clearing, pruning, limbing, felling, and harvesting logs for the fire. Chain saws are able to quickly and easily complete these type of jobs due to powerful, sharp, teeth spinning at very high revolutions. This is also the reason you should always follow the... 10 Commandments of Chain Saw Operation: Match the size and type of chainsaw to ... Read more
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Looking to Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal This Spring?

Realtors know that increasing your curb appeal can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home and cut the time it takes to sell. But even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, sprucing up your property has definite advantages. The biggest advantage is the awesome feeling you get each and every time you drive up and realize this gorgeously maintained property is all yours! So keep reading for some ideas to boost that curb appeal: Landscaping Badly designed or badly ... Read more

Helping Atlanta Contractors Rise Above the Competition with Lift Equipment

Whether you need an elevated work platform, the ability to reach a tall work space, or you have heavy materials and supplies to move around, our lift equipment rental can make your job significantly easier. Having the resourcefulness a lift provides can also put you in a better place to meet the needs of your customers. To choose a lift equipment rental that will work best for your project, there are a few questions you need to ask: What are the conditions of the job site? ... Read more

Employee Spotlight, Eddie Ward

All of us at Northside Tool Rental would like to congratulate Marietta location Assistant Manager Eddie Ward on being our April, 2017 employee of the month! Eddie has a long history of providing the best customer service to every contractor and homeowner who comes through his doors. Eddie's manager said this about him: Eddie has 15 plus years in the rental business and is always smiling. He is the friendliest guy around! Eddie goes out of his way to hook a customer up with the ... Read more
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Spring Cleaning Made Easy with a Pressure Washer

Do you enjoy the blissful feeling of accomplishment and the sweet, satisfying feeling that comes after a successful spring cleaning frenzy? The objective of spring cleaning is not just decluttering, dusting and cleaning, it is also to accomplish projects that will have a lasting impact on the value and appearance of your home or business. Learn how a pressure washer rental from Northside Tool Rental can help you achieve spring cleaning success. Siding: Whether the exterior of your home or business is ... Read more

Achieve Worksite Efficiency in Atlanta with Scaffold Rentals

To put it plain and simple, using scaffold is the best way to get your workers where they need to be, when they need to be there, to complete the project. Scaffolding is a popular construction tool used for jobs of all types, sizes, and durations. Find out how scaffold rentals can help get your projects completed quickly and efficiently: Increased Access: Scaffolding improves access to otherwise hard to reach areas, providing workers with the necessary height needed to get the ... Read more

Helping Metro Atlanta Property Managers be Proactive with Maintenance

You wear many, many hats as a Metro Atlanta property manager. And you know all too well that no matter how well you maintain your properties, maintenance problems are still bound to pop up. And more often than not, it is the responsibility of the property manager to resolve the situation. Being proactive with maintenance issues should be high on your priority list, as it can help you avoid possible lawsuits. You can be named as liable for negligence if you fail to ... Read more
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Four Common Equipment Rental Mistakes to Avoid

The rental of equipment, tools and machinery offers many advantages to Atlanta Metro contractors. Equipment rental is an integral component of your budgeting and planning process that can save your business time and money. However, there are 4 common mistakes contractors need to avoid to ensure you will actually get to keep that time and money. Avoid crucial mistakes in these areas when considering your equipment rental needs: The Contract - Always read the contract thoroughly. Ask questions about additional costs ... Read more

Construction Equipment: Is it Better to Purchase or Rent?

As an Atlanta Metro business owner, you make an enormous amount of decisions for your company each and every day. One of the questions that may be keeping you up at night is whether it is better to purchase or rent the piece of important construction equipment that you have your eye on. We want to make the decision easier by offering some points for you to consider. Questions to Consider Before Purchasing Construction Equipment: Is this an item that will be ... Read more

Offering Atlanta Metro Contractors an Easier Way to Complete Projects

Possibility & Profitability for Atlanta Contractors Atlanta Metro contractors know that having the right tools can be essential to completing a project. And while it is possible to own every single piece of equipment you will ever need - is it profitable? Let’s talk about a better, easier way to complete the wide range of projects in your repertoire. Here are three great advantages of equipment rental from Northside Tool Rental: Money - Let’s face it, owning every piece of equipment that you ... Read more
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Calling all Atlanta Metro DIYers to Northside Tool Rental

Do you enjoy saving money? Do you want your home to feel unique and special? Do you value learning new skills? Do you crave the feeling of satisfaction from completing a project on your own? If you answered yes to some or all those questions, it is very likely that you are part of the growing number of home improvement DIYers. Now the question is, as a DIYer why should you choose Northside Tool Rental? Weekend Special - With our weekend ... Read more

Heavy Equipment Rental in Atlanta Metro Area Done Faster and Better

General contractors, who do you call when you need heavy equipment rental done faster? Who do you turn to when you need it done better? In Metro Atlanta, the answer has been Northside Tool Rental since 1953. Many contractors struggle with the upfront costs and the logistics of purchasing, storing, and maintaining heavy equipment and specialized tools; therefore, heavy equipment rental is their best option. We believe you will find it more cost effective and less stressful to rent these items as ... Read more
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Atlanta Area Landscaping Contractors Start Here

Atlanta Landscaping Contractors Prefer Northside Tool Rental By now you have noticed that the growth in the housing and commercial construction markets has led to a significant surge in the local landscaping industry. Thankfully, Northside Tool Rental is here to help landscaping contractors, landscape designers and other landscape professionals find the best tools to finish any project. Wide Selection - If you are looking for the best selection of equipment rental solutions for the landscape industry, you have come to the right ... Read more
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Rethink Atlanta Metro Tool and Equipment Rental

Local, Personable, Competitive Equipment Rental Solutions Locally owned and operated, Northside Tool Rental has been servicing the commercial equipment rental needs of contractors in the Atlanta area since 1953. We know tool and equipment rental and we know Atlanta contractors! There are a few reasons we believe it’s time you reconsider your equipment rental program: Relationships - We are not in the business of transactions; we are in the business of relationships. At Northside Tool Rental, you will have the opportunity to know the people behind ... Read more

How to Set Up Scaffolding

Construction projects often encompass work on the ground level as well as out-of-reach areas. Sometimes, a ladder just isn’t going to cut it, and even ladder jack assemblies can only do so much for vertical projects. Before you set up scaffolding for your project, learn how to set up scaffolding properly for a safe and efficient job site. How to Set Up Scaffolding Setting up scaffolding is very straightforward, but may take some patience if it’s your first time. Recruit a friend or a ... Read more

Building a Dog House for Man’s Best Friend

People love their pets, and often go to great lengths to keep their furry companions happy and healthy. With summer’s heat quickly approaching, it’s important to provide a shaded area for your dog to rest and keep cool. Building a dog house for man’s best friend is a surefire way to keep your dog happy and healthy this summer. Building a Dog House for Man’s Best Friend Dog houses come in many shapes and sizes, from a basic but sophisticated A-frame to miniature mansions ... Read more

Painting a Room

People paint rooms for many reasons, whether to match the walls with the new furniture, as a replacement for wallpaper, or just to change things up. Painting a room is doable either solo or with a friend or family member. Painting a Room Painting a room can be as quick as a weekend afternoon project, depending on the size of your project. Clean the surface which will be painted at least day in advance so that it has time to dry thoroughly. Materials Paint Paint pan Paint brushes ... Read more

How to Build a Stone Fire Pit

In the South, few things say summer better than a backyard barbecue. Once the sun has gone down, your party may still be going strong. Many patios have lights so that you can keep socializing well into the night. A fire pit is another way to provide light and a gathering place for your friends and family. Outdoor fires are always an attractive feature in any backyard retreat. Building a DIY stone fire pit can be as easy as stacking paving or ... Read more
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How to Use a Tiller

Tillers are the perfect tool for preparing the soil in your yard or garden, designed specifically to create a loose and drainable soil ideal for new plants. They come in small and large sizes so that you can select the perfect amount of power for your project. Some people till their gardens immediately after the summer growing season because this provides optimal results. Any soil amendments have time to set and incorporate into the ground over the winter. Other people wait to till ... Read more
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Restaurant and Retail Buildout Equipment

Every build out is different. Some stores are single story while others have multiple floors. Some spaces have low ceilings while others have tall ceilings. The wiring in one location may be perfect, but the surrounding construction may need revisiting. The list could go on. Don't have a man lift for fitting new windows or wiring? Did a smaller project turn into something much larger, and you need supplemental equipment? Are you on a tight deadline when your trusty drill gives up ... Read more

Renting and Using a Generator

Electricity is such a normal part of our everyday lives that it’s easy to take it for granted! Sometimes, we don’t realize we need it until we are in a place where electricity isn’t readily available – or when there has been a power outage. Renting and using a generator is perfect for situations where you need a temporary supply of power. Renting and Using a Generator Parties, tailgates, film and entertainment, construction sites, camping, and home projects are just a few of the ... Read more

Top Tips for Towing a Trailer

On the open road, a straightaway ahead of you and no sharp curves ahead for miles, towing a trailer is easy. Throw in traffic, narrow streets, winding curves, and the dreaded reverse, and towing a trailer becomes something different altogether. With our top tips for towing a trailer, you’ll soon be cruising around like a pro. Top Tips for Towing a Trailer The first time you tow a trailer, you may be all nerves and worry. With practice and experience, you will be towing ... Read more

How to Remove Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been around for hundreds of years, keeping walls looking attractive. However, even the most loved wallpaper has its time. There are plenty of reasons people remove their wallpaper. Styles change, and what’s popular one day is passé the next. Wallpaper which is across from a large window can become extremely faded. Nails and other hanging equipment can leave unsightly holes in the walls. The list could go on! Learn how to remove wallpaper before you start for a smooth and easy ... Read more

Renting a Heater for Your Worksite or Patio

Winter is in full swing, and the cold has kept many a grill in storage for the winter. Parties and get-togethers take place exclusively indoors. Patios and back decks which are centerpieces during the summer sit unused for months. Home isn’t the only place affected by the cold. At work sites, there’s no such thing as a winter break! However, cold fingers can make it a challenge to get things done. Staying on schedule can quickly become a challenge in frigid conditions. Renting ... Read more

DIY Home Projects for 2016

The new year is here, and that means a full year of DIY projects ahead. Whether you are a beginner or an expert DIY-er, home projects are available for every skill level. DIY Home Projects for 2016 Looking for some inspiration? Or just curious to see what’s out there? Here are some ideas for DIY Home Projects for 2016! Ideas for the Home Bookshelf (Skill level: Beginner – Expert) Even if you aren’t an avid reader, bookshelves are handy pieces of furniture to have around the ... Read more

DIY Carpets

After years of regular use, even the most durable of carpets has its limit. Fraying ends, worn areas, damage, and stains are all great reasons to consider replacing a carpet. Or, perhaps it’s just time for a change, and you never liked the carpet that came with the house to begin with! Professional carpet installation can be expensive depending on the size of space and amount of carpet which needs to be installed. While it may take patience and some work, you ... Read more

Choosing the Best Flooring For Your Home

New floors are one of the projects that can make homeowners sweat. There’s the measuring, the shopping, the color samples, and the seemingly infinite details that goes into choosing a new floor. Choosing the best flooring for your home doesn’t have to be hard! Let this guide point you in the right direction towards finding that perfect new floor for your home. Choosing the Best Flooring For Your Home As if re-flooring a room wasn’t a daunting enough task on its own, there are ... Read more

How to Install Drywall

Unless your house is made entirely of brick, wood, or stone, chances are that you’ve got drywall somewhere in your home. Drywall is used in both ceilings and walls in most new construction. It’s inexpensive, not difficult to install, easy to paint, lasts for years, and is attractive when finished. Even the best-installed drywall can need replacing for any number of reasons – water damage, picture hanging accidents, or tearing out old walls for renovation are just a few possibilities! Learn how to install ... Read more
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