If you have an event that you need equipment for, this article will tell you about some of the things you need to look out for when choosing an equipment hire company. Chances are, if you’re not a professional event co-ordinator you only do events occasionally and don’t have a trusted supplier for your equipment. Let me help you find the right company to supply the hire equipment.
Get All Your Equipment From One Company
Many times you will be able go to a dance floor hire specialist for the dance floor, a lighting & sound specialist for your lighting and sound. And because they specialise in this equipment they can probably offer you a much wider range of equipment and often at a better price.
However, don’t forget that each of these companies would be charging their own delivery fees. So if possible, it is always better to hire all your equipment from one large company and only have the one delivery charge.
Beware of Replacement Costs
The benefit of hiring equipment is, of course, that you don’t have to pay full price for the equipment, but make sure you are aware of the replacement costs should any of the equipment get broken. The replacement costs are often where a hire company can make up their profits. I’ve heard of companies that can replace broken wine glasses for $3 but will charge the customer $10 per glass.
Hire For Longer Than You Need
You may only need equipment for a 24-hour period but make sure you leave yourself plenty of time for set-up and even more time for pack down and return of the equipment. Some companies may offer excellent rates for 24-hour hire but then if you return the equipment more than 30 minutes late you can be charged for another days hireage. Be sure to check what the charges will be if you return the equipment late, or hire the equipment for longer than you think you need.
Once you find a good equipment hire company they will be able to make your event as stress-free as possible, leaving you time to enjoy it!