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 Sandpaper and Sanding Disks

For an average-sized room (10 x 15 feet), get 10 sheets of each grit for the drum sander and 10 disks for the edger.Use the Highest Grit that Will Do the Job!The first pass should remove at least 90% of the old finish and leave the floor level. If not, try the next lower grit. Follow each drum...

Going from Wallpaper to Paint

When renovating a room in their home, many people make the choice to go from paint to wallpaper. Generally, the only preparation needed is to fill holes or damage to the wall and then simply hang the wallpaper. There is however, a little more involved when the choice is to go from a wallpapered...

Rent A Carpet Cleaner

Carpets are an extremely popular type of flooring for good reason. They are comfortable, warm to walk on, and they provide a welcoming, cozy feeling for your family and pets. Sometimes however, routine vacuuming is not enough. Carpeting must be properly cleaned to preserve its appearance and...

How to Install Carpet

Installing carpet isn’t rocket science. Whether you’re adding carpet to a new home or replacing an old one, with the right tools and preparation you can install a carpet yourself without the help of professional contractors like Empire (cue the corny jingle). Take a dive into this article to learn...

Prepare for Winter with Firewood

Tis the season to burn firewood! Whether it’s your main source of heat or simply added for that cozy feeling several evenings out of the month, we rent the equipment to make it easy. Typically, if you are having firewood delivered or if you cut the trees down yourself, you will want to get it all...

Rent Our Sod & Grass Equipment

As winter begins to come to a close and the ice starts to melt it’s time to start thinking about your lawn. If you’re a veteran, then you already took the necessary steps in the fall to make sure you’re off to a great start. If not, then it is time to take action. Every homeowner has one thing in...

Cold temperatures outside provide a great opportunity to take care of those long-avoided indoor home improvement projects. From top to bottom, give your home a different feel with a new ceiling color and fresh carpets. Winter weather usually has you spending a lot more time indoors, so why not...

Renting Storm Cleanup Equipment

When it comes to the changing weather, we learn to take the good with the bad. Sometimes though, Mother Nature tends to get a bit too cranky. Whether she throws us a typical storm or even hits us a little harder, it’s best to know what to do. Below, we share some before and after tips, as well as...

Renting Summer Storm Equipment

When it comes to summer weather, we learn to take the good with the bad. Sometimes though, Mother Nature tends to get a bit too cranky. Whether she throws us a typical summer storm or even hits us a little harder, it’s best to know what to do. Below, we share some tips for before and after, as well...

A New Bathroom for a New Year

While most of us use spring and summer to focus on outdoor projects and lawn maintenance, winter can be a great time to turn your attention indoors. This winter, why not take on a bathroom remodel as your New Year’s resolution! We often see our clients turn a blind eye to indoor projects; and...