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 →

If you own a construction company, there is no doubt that you have considered equipment rental as an option to improve the financial performance of your business. Strategically, that is a smart business move as equipment rental often works out to be far cheaper and more convenient than owning the resources outright. Here are five more reasons to rent: 1. Be Maintenance Free Not only does buying construction equipment cost a fortune, maintaining and repairing it does too! When renting construction equipment, maintenance is one less worry to burden your already busy day and project schedule. 2. Stay Safe from Market Fluctuations Economic downturns andRead More →

Recently, Talisman Rentals attended ARA’s Rental show with an eye toward what’s new and different in the tool rental industry. This year we noticed a definite increase in the number of cordless power equipment exhibitors due to new and improved lithium-ion battery technology. This has created a diverse offering of long-lasting and long running tools that often can compete with the power corded tools. There is a safety element to cordless power equipment that is not always obvious. While on the job site, cordless equipment means no trip hazards result from multiple cords strewn across the site and no additional generator needed. And clean upRead More →

We pride ourselves on our customer service which means making sure equipment is where you need it when you need it, fully operational. How do we achieve this? Talisman utilizes telematics technology (or Internet of Things) – the integrated use of telecommunications with information and communications technology – in our equipment. Using this allows us also to be proactive with maintenance and repair.  And ultimately helps our customers increase productivity and safety on the job site. Think of the telematics technology as an opportunity to put away your clipboard or notebook on the job site! For example, if equipment is approaching a maintenance event, weRead More →

Let’s face it – we’ve seen a lot of rain in North Georgia this Fall and Winter. It’s essential to pay attention to flash flood warnings in your local community or while driving, but heavy rainstorms can lead to flooding on your construction site, too. This type of flooding – if not adequately planned for – can severely impact your construction schedule. Improper drainage and faulty connections to temporary drainage systems can lead to a build-up of debris, mud and silt overflowing on the site, ruining your building project, damaging equipment and it can even lead to pollution issues in severe cases. Construction site managersRead More →