Disinfecting the workplace and our home has never been more critical than today. There is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is when visible dirt, dust, and debris are removed from a surface or object. More important today is eliminating germs and bacteria through the process of sanitation and disinfection. In general, a solution that contains 70% alcohol or bleach is adequate to provide enough sanitation, and right now, it is imperative to establish a sanitation routine. In conjunction with social distancing protocols, regular disinfection of shared objects such as door handles, counters, shared equipment, and spaces or elevator buttons are necessary disinfecting protocols.Read More →

Social distancing giving you the blues? Almost overnight, we have become a world of temporary social introverts. How can we make the best use of time during this temporary and important moment in history? Read on for a few ideas: Get Creative – Build, fix or improve something at home. Use this time to lose yourself in that DIY project that you just have not been able to get to. Whether it’s food, art, music, or construction, everyone has their expression of creativity. This helps pass the time and keeps our minds off the chaos. Have some boxes lying around the house? Let the kidsRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Construction dust is a serious hazard to health. Using equipment, like saws, grinders, drills and jackhammers as well as larger construction equipment to cut, drill and crush materials like sand, stone, concrete and brick releases silica dust into the air. To address the associated health risks the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) began enforcing new respirable crystalline silica standards over the past two years. Even seemingly small amounts of exposure compounded over the course of one’s lifetime can lead to high levels of respiratory disease including lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, eye irritation, and allergic reaction. In fact, dust particlesRead More →

According to the recent American Rental Association Customer Needs Study (2019), 93% of professional contractors rented in the last year. While 52% of the same customers expect to increase their reliance on rental as opposed to buying equipment. According to the study, contractors rent for the following reasons: ·  Made more financial sense  – 45% ·  Needed for immediate use and did not want to buy  – 43% ·  Infrequent and short time frame usage – 43% ·  Convenient rental store location – 29% ·  Strong relationship with the rental store – 29% ·  Did not have space for the equipment – 28% ·  Avoid large capital expense and maintenance headaches –Read More →

Not all drills are the same. And, depending upon the job at hand, there are various options to choose from. For the sake of saving money always consider renting, especially if you plan to use the equipment less frequently. So, what is the difference between a hammer and an impact drill? Take a quick look at this handy overview: Rotary Drill Let’s get down to the basics. A rotary drill is a standard corded drill with a rotating chuck. It can be used for drilling of light wood, steel, and alloy. This type of drill has a higher rotational speed than percussion drills and hammer drills andRead More →

Are you ready to sell your house and want to increase its value? Talisman Rentals has rounded up 6 DIY jobs that will boost the price you may be able to get for your property: 1.)  Paint the Kitchen Cabinetry Upgrading kitchen cabinetry can be quite expensive. However, a couple of coats of paint can make outdated kitchen cabinets look much more modern and cleaner. 2.)  Change the Kitchen Cabinet Handles Swapping out old or generic kitchen cabinet handles can make a kitchen look completely different. Many wholesalers sell kitchen cabinet handles that can fit on both mass-produced as well as custom-made cabinetry. 3.)  ImproveRead More →