You’re running a special event, and you don’t have the electric appliances that you need to run it successfully. Rather than invest thousands of dollars in appliances and equipment that you may never use again, why not rent them for a day or two? You will save a lot of money in doing so, and the equipment will be returned to its original place.
Renting electrical appliances for special events can be a life saver, or it can be a headache. You will have to do some of your own research and thinking before you fork over the money. Otherwise, you may find that your special event can no longer run properly!
Here is what you need to know about successfully renting appliances:
You need to know exactly what you need.
It goes without saying that you need to know what appliances you will need to run your event. You need to know how much of a certain item you need, and if you can’t find the exact item that you want, you need to know what specifications must be met in order to find a suitable alternative.
This means that you need to know the venue that the special event is going to be hosted at. How many plugs will you have available? How much electrical power will be available to you? Do you have backup power ready in the case that something goes wrong? These are your responsibilities if you are involved in organizing the event.
You need to choose the RIGHT place.
Once you have your list of electric appliances and specifications ready, you need to choose a good host that will provide you with the rentals that you need. Some places will have short term or long term rentals available only, so you need to make sure that you know what their policies are.
Additionally, if there are any contracts to sign, you should take the time to read the fine print before you sign anything. The last thing you want is to incur additional fees because you broke a rule in the contract by accident. If you follow only one piece of advice from this article, it should be this one. There are a LOT of questions you can ask to vet electric appliance rental establishments.
You need to set up the payment plan.
How are you going to pay for the appliances? Are you going to deposit a lump sum for everything, or are you going to pay the costs off in small increments? Will the rental company allow you to use the payment plan of your choice? You need to be asking yourself these questions.
You need to order the appliances in a timely fashion.
It is important to order the appliances in advance so that they arrive to you on time. You should have the appliances delivered a few days early so that you have enough time to set things up and get the event ready.
Depending on the source that you rent the equipment from, you will need to factor this in. Will the source deliver it directly to your event? Will you have to get the appliances shipped, and, if so, how long can you expect it to take? How much will shipping and handling cost?
If you are able to answer all of the inquiries above, there is no reason why you should not be able to successfully rent electric appliances and run a very successful event. You will thank yourself for doing the legwork in advance, and attendees will thank you for running things so smoothly.