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Essential Ladder Safety Tips

25 August 2018

Each year, there are a number of serious incidents in which workers fall from ladders. 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 any worker using a ladder is at risk. If you work with ladders, you need to keep your employees safe. Workers should only use ladders for simple ...

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Is Winter the Best Season to Remodel Your Home?

16 August 2018

Home remodelling is a big decision and one that needs to be planned well in advance. Some people believe that winter is the best time to take on remodelling and revamping projects at home and here’s why: Paint Jobs Are Easier You’re going to get the best pricing. There are often paint sales during winter which means you can save between 20 to 30% on your paint supplies if you buy it during the colder winter months. Paint drying times are quicker during the winter as opposed...

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Don’t Use A High-Pressure Washer For These Jobs!

8 August 2018

High-pressure washers have become very popular and for good reason. Not only does it require a lot less labour to get a job done, but they are relatively inexpensive to buy and can be rented from many tool and plant hire companies. There are, however, some instances where a high-pressure washer shouldn’t be used. While some people use this equipment to clean their cars, many automotive enthusiasts are against it. A high-pressure washer can remove dust, dirt, mud and grime from your exterio...

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What You Need In Your Toolbox to Make Common Plumbing Repairs

2 August 2018

Plumbing is one of those things that most home owners try to stay clear of and that they dread having to deal with. In this blog, we are listing some of the most common tools that every home owner should have in his or her toolbox to save them from incurring costly plumbing expenses: A Water Pressure Testing Gage   This is an inexpensive tool that you probably won’t use all the time, but it is definitely worth having in your arsenal. If you use public water, the pressure that th...

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Our Most Popular Plant and Tool Hired Items

20 July 2018

Here at Talisman Plant and Tool https://www.talisman.co.za/Hire, we offer competitive pricing on all rental construction equipment and essentials. Below, we highlight a few of our most popular hired items: Construction Site Lighting Our construction site lighting options will keep your work site well-lit at all times regardless of the time of day or the weather, thus helping to: Keep your labourers safe, and The quality of the work completed at a high standard. Ac...

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Beat the Winter Chill with Affordable Patio Heater Hire!

15 July 2018

The winter chill is here with a vengeance! If you're someone who enjoys spending time outdoors, whether simply enjoying a drink while watching the sunset or actually cooking and eating a family meal under the stars, patio heater hire could be a solution to the cold. Here are a few reasons why you should consider this option: Spend More Time Outdoors During winter, even the hardiest of outdoor lovers will retreat inside in search of blankets and hot chocolate. The good news is that, ...

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5 Reasons Why Construction Plant and Tool Rental is the Best Way to Go

10 July 2018

If you own a construction company, there is no doubt that you have considered construction equipment rental. The ever-rising purchase price of construction equipment means that you need to be making endless amounts of money in order to be able to afford it, while still maintaining the financial integrity of your business. The good news is that construction rental often works out to be far cheaper and more convenient. Here are 5 reasons why it is the best way to go: No Need for Maintena...

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Why Your Home’s Paint is Peeling – and What to do

5 July 2018

There is nothing that can ruin the look and feel of a home's interior and exterior than unsightly, peeling paint - especially if the paint job was completed not too long ago! Before you get in touch with a tool rental company to get hold of the essentials that you'll need, here is what you should know about the DIY project that awaits you. Reasons Why Paint Peels Aside from age, there are many different reasons why paint may start to peel. The most likely culprit is exposure to moistu...

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DIY Jobs That Will Add Value to Your Home

25 June 2018

Want to increase the value of your home? Talisman Hire has rounded up a few DIY jobs that will boost the price you will be able to get for your property: Paint Your Kitchen Cabinetry Upgrading your kitchen cabinetry can be quite expensive. However, a couple of coats of paint can make an outdated kitchen look much more modern and clean. Change Your Kitchen Cabinet Handles Swapping out old or generic kitchen cabinet handles can make a kitchen look completely different. Many whol...

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