What To Know Before Renting Sewer Rehab Equipment

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What To Know Before Renting Sewer Rehab Equipment

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Renting sewer rehabilitation equipment gives contractors and municipalities extra flexibility. The more equipment at a crew's disposal and the wider the variety, the more jobs they can perform and bid on. It’s also helpful when purchasing isn’t an immediate option, or even necessary if the equipment is just needed to mitigate downtime.

Teams big and small may rely on MyTana and Pipeline Renewal Technologies’ rental or rent-to-own options for a variety of reasons. 

Try before you buy

For those who want to test drive equipment extensively before investing in it, rent-to-own can be a great option. 

“Rather than an above-ground demo, the customer gets an opportunity to try the equipment out on their own jobs and really get a feel for it before purchasing,” says national sales manager Nick Sebastian. “If they decide after one month that it’s a good fit for them, they get a percentage of the rental cost applied toward the purchase of the rented equipment in their possession.”

A need for more

Another common scenario for renting is contractors who already own a certain piece of equipment, but are in need of a second or third unit for a large project. A single unit might typically suffice for the jobs they perform regularly, but they’re hoping to bid on a job that would require multiple.

Rentals are also beneficial to crews who run into an unexpected challenge on site and need a particular product quickly, or when they have oversold a job.

“Sometimes contractors send out 10 bids with the expectation that they’re only going to get one or two of them, but every once in a while they close four and realize they don’t have enough equipment to do them all,” Sebastian says. “Customers might also need a different setup of a product they already have. For example, they may have a Quick-Lock packer for 8-12 inch pipes, but if they come across a 28 inch pipe and need a larger installation packer for that particular job, they can easily rent it from PRT / MyTana.” 

Renting can also be a good option for contractors and municipalities looking to avoid downtime while their equipment is being serviced. It provides an immediate placeholder while they await their equipment’s return to keep schedules on-track. 

What do I need to know?

  • The minimum rental duration from PRT is one week, there is no maximum. 
  • Training is required for all first-time users with any kind of equipment; training is typically billed extra. 
  • Rentals are subject to availability, so booking in advance provides extra security.

“Renting is a really great option for many, but the equipment you’re seeking may not always be available when you need it,” Sebastian says. “It’s not very common in the sewer rehab industry for this type of equipment to be available to rent so we do our best to have an extensive fleet to fulfill our customers’ needs as they arise. It’s a great way to broaden capabilities until you can purchase — selling jobs you don’t necessarily have the equipment for yet.”

PRT offers rentals for its full product lineup: reinstatement cutters, point repair installation tools, and CIPP curing equipment. MyTana rentals will be coming soon. The rental and rent-to-own process is simple. To get started, visit PRT's website and fill out a rental inquiry form, or call the regional managers directly — phone numbers are listed near the bottom of the page. The representative in your region will work with you to find the right equipment for your project and get it in your hands as soon as possible. 

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