Whether you are remodeling for a change of lifestyle, due to deterioration or finally have the time to turn the unfinished basement into the party room of your dreams, there are a few smart tactics to master your home renovation budget to finish on time with money in the bank. Stick to Your Budget Before you begin to work on your home, identify the dollar amount you are willing to allocate before you start to make design choices. This will help you shop for fixtures and materials before the start of the job, as well as give you a sense of what will work forRead More →

Do you have a job that requires the use of an air compressor and are not sure which is the right one for you? The choices can be overwhelming. Here is a checklist to consider in making the right choice for the job at hand: Air Compressor Application Determine the job application which will dictate the type of compressor needed. Will the compressor be used to power pneumatic machinery or inflate a bicycle tire? Consider this: Portable air compressors are best suited for one-person operating air tools such as inflating an inner tube or applying paint via an air gun. Stationary, single-stage air compressors areRead More →

With Talisman employees delivering equipment to a wide variety of construction sites, it is imperative that they participate in a specific safety regimen. Talisman Rentals reiterates safety all of the time, in all of our conversations and interactions with our employees. It starts as soon as a new employee comes on board. New employees undergo a two-day training course about proper procedures, including how to operate equipment, what to inspect and an all-over familiarization of the equipment. The education continues with regularly scheduled training. All of the staff members were trained recently in the new American National Standards Institute’s guidelines for mobile elevating work platforms.Read More →

More than 15 high schools in North East Georgia competed in the AGC & Carroll Daniel Skills Challenge in partnership with the NE Georgia Workforce Development Alliance. Participants in the event have the opportunity to participate in categories such as electrical, blueprint reading, carpentry, and HVAC. This helps to prepare students who compete in their regional Skills USA event during January each year. Winners of the regional events move to the state SkillsUSA competitions held each March at the Georgia World Congress Center. Talisman is one of the proud sponsors of this NE Georgia event and wishes all the competitors the best of luck in future competitions.Read More →

Each year in the United States, more than 500,000 people are treated in emergency rooms and hospitals for ladder-related injuries*. Most of these incidents involve a ladder being used incorrectly or inappropriately. Workers have suffered dislocations, head injuries, and broken bones as a result. People working in construction, retail, and building maintenance are most commonly injured, but anyone using a ladder is at risk. Ignoring ladder safety not only leads to injuries, but it can also cost businesses millions of dollars every year. If a ladder must be used, be sure to avoid electrical hazards and look for overhead power lines before handling the ladder.Read More →

Over the past three decades, Weaver Grading and Hauling has been part of the fast-growing commercial and residential land development industries. Since 1980, the family-owned company has thrived on building strong customer relations and has a reputation for producing high-quality results at a competitive price. Weaver depends on Talisman Rentals for two reasons, says Johnny Cummings, “We like to work with local suppliers and vendors and Talisman is close by plus their people are really nice and easy to work with. The equipment is always in great shape and often we can get what we need the same day, which helps us get the job done on timeRead More →

This month Buddy is hard at work at a new development at Town Center Mall in Marietta, helping Design Avenue with their new project. The Takeuchi TB240 Compact Excavator with breaker attachment was used to make short work by our customer to demolish thick concrete. Check back next month to see where Buddy – the Man Behind Talisman Rentals may be. He proudly represents the “can-do” attitude of each person who works for us.Read More →

North Georgia’s long hot summer has finally come to an end, and it’s time to turn attention to prepping the lawn and garden for Fall. Cooler temperatures and dryer air will surely make these six essential tasks rather enjoyable: Remove leaves Did you know that leaving too much debris on your lawn and garden can lead to bacteria and disease and even suffocate your grass? Now is the time to remove all organic debris from your landscaping, such as leaves, pine needles, fallen branches, etc. This will allow the grass and garden to soak up vital nutrients from the little sun they receive. Aerate GiveRead More →

Valu-Rite Plumbing is owned and operated by master plumber David Greene and provides professional plumbing repair services to home and business owners. Valu-Rite Plumbing prides itself on solving plumbing issue for the most affordable price possible. The company’s owner, David Greene, only dispatches Master Plumbers for each job and relies on Talisman Rentals to obtain equipment to get the job done right the first time. “I’ve been a plumber for 34 years helping to build new homes, hospitals, high-rises, water and septic systems and as a result, have come to rely on Talisman for the availability of specialty equipment that is in excellent working conditionRead More →

Talisman Rentals is proud to announce that we are now a member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association a not-for-profit professional trade association with a membership of more than 1,000 residential builders, developers, contractors, remodelers, trade specialists and housing industry professionals. This membership allows us to network with other like-minded professionals to grow our business and to bring more products and services to customers like you. We look forward to getting involved in some of the GAHB activities this year. If you are a member and attend one of these events, please be sure to connect with us.Read More →