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  • Construction Team Safety Tips

    Construction sites have a lot of moving parts, people and machines. There are multiple safety concerns that, with the right tools and equipment, everyone can overcome. Keeping your team safe will help you get work done more quickly and prevent accidents and injuries. 

    We gathered our top construction site safety tips for keeping yourself and others safe. Find out how you can use Diamond Rental equipment on your site for enhanced safety. 

    Our Top Tips for Construction Site Safety

    For safety on your construction site, we recommend the following tips: 

    Provide Regular Health and Safety Training

    Construction

  • Six Fall Home Improvement Projects to Do Before Winter

    Fall is here and winter weather is fast approaching. What better time to complete those home improvement projects and repairs you’ve been putting off?

    Here's our top six indoor and outdoor fall home improvement projects and the tools you'll need to get the job done.

    1. Replace Carpet or Flooring

    Before the holiday season arrives, you may want to replace indoor flooring or carpet or trim existing flooring. You will need a 16-inch circular saw to remove damaged floorboards in your home. Circular saws enable precise cuts and rarely cut into adjoining floorboards. They’re also ideal for correct vision and depth.

  • Tips for Forklift Safety

    Forklifts are essential construction site machinery, but they can also be incredibly dangerous if not operated correctly. According to OSHA estimates, just under 100 construction deaths per year are caused by forklifts — but most if not all of these deaths are preventable. Forklift safety requires that operators take certain measures before, during and after the forklift is in use, and failure to follow these procedures can result in injury or even death.

    Why Is Safety a Big Concern for Forklifts?

    Forklifts are fairly difficult machines to operate, and workers must go through comprehensive training to use them properly. Because forklifts are designed to carry heavy loads on one end, while keeping this load el

  • End-of-Season Yard Equipment Maintenance

    With winter approaching, it's almost time to store your yard equipment for the colder months. Before your machines go into storage, remember to properly maintain each of them to ensure their performance in the spring. These end-of-season equipment maintenance tips will help you get started.

  • What Is the Best Snow Removal Equipment?

    What Is the Best Snow Removal Equipment?

    Snow in Utah can be a major problem during the winter months. In order to remove snow from roads, parking lots, and job sites, it's important that you have the right equipment to handle the job quickly and efficiently. These are some of the best machines for snow removal, along with a few attachments that will help make things even easier! 

    Best Machines for Snow Removal

    high-performing skid steer loader is one of the most popular machines for snow removal — and for good reason. This type of machine is flexible, allowing you to maneuver through tight spaces. With the right attachments, a skid steer rental will allow you to clear heavy snow in no time.

    There are a few different kinds of skid steer loaders available. A traditional skid steer has rubber wheels, while other models are produced with tracks. If you decide to go with a tracked

  • Protecting Your Jobsite From Winter Weather

    Protecting Your Jobsite From Winter Weather

    With winter weather in full swing in Utah, it's important for contractors to know what's available to protect their jobsite from snow and ice along with keeping their workers warm and safe if working outside this season. 

    Making sure you and your crew are outfitted with proper gear and safety equipment is essential. Plan to invest in the right tools and protection to comply with safety regulations and weather changes. At Diamond Rental, you can quickly outfit your jobsite by renting lights, heaters and generators while also keeping overhead low. By renting equipment you can ensure it works when you need it and save cost when you don't. 

    After ensuring that your crew has everything they need, turn to the jobsite itself. After all, seasonal fluctuations in temperature — as well as varying precipitation — will affect your jobsite from October through April.

    Pouring Concrete? Buy Curing Blankets

    One of the biggest issues construction crews face during w

  • Tips for Cleaning Gutters on Your Home

    Gutter cleaning is one of those home or commercial building maintenance chores most people hate to do — but it can't be ignored. Clogs of leaves, dirt, bird nests and other debris will eventually block the water running through the gutter and cause it to overflow, leading to roof leaks and structural damage. Cleaning gutters twice a year — typically in late spring and early fall — will keep them clear and prevent water from backing up.

    Professional gutter cleaning services are available, although you can save money by handling the task yourself. If you choose the latter option, the following useful gutter cleaning tips can make the job easier and safer.

    Roof Cleaning

    Remove leaves and other debris from the roof before cleaning the gutters. Otherwise, the next rain will wash it into the gutters and begin to clog them again. Debris left on the roof can also create water dams that damage HVAC units or lead to roof leaks. Use a rake or power wa

  • Fall Tree Maintenance

    Summer can take a toll on the trees around your property. Extreme heat can weaken trees and increase their vulnerability to storm and insect damage. Fall is a good time to perform some tree maintenance to protect them from the harsh winter that's just around the corner.

    When it comes to fall tree care equipment, Diamond Rental has what you need, when you need it. We've assembled a few useful tree maintenance tips to help prepare your trees for the cold months ahead.

    Trimming Dead Branches

    Most people think of trimming as a way to improve the appearance of a tree, but it also provides essential tree health benefits. By removing dead branches, trimming pr