BRRRR….it’s getting cold in here!

As colder weather begins to settle please take a moment to
review our Do’s and Don’ts of Space Heater Safety.  All of us at Action Rentals want you and your family to stay
safe and warm this winter. 



a space heater that has been tested to the latest safety standards and has been
certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.  Your heater should have the most
up-to-date safety features.  Older
space heaters may not meet newer safety standards and that is when accidents

review the manual prior to use and follow the manufacturer’s directions for
proper use.

the heater on a level, hard, nonflammable surface, such as a ceramic tile

the space heater accessible – do not store anything within three feet of the
unit.  Keep away from bedding,
drapes, and furniture and out of foot traffic path.

children and pets away from space heaters.

space heater must be plugged directly into an outlet.  Do not use an extension cord or a multi-outlet strip/surge
protector.  This can start a fire
with a high voltage appliance.  The
unit must ground with a three-pronged plug.

the heater off when you leave the area or home.

sure to place smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside of sleeping
areas and inside each bedroom. Guard against carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings as
well by installing carbon monoxide alarms in your home. Make sure that your
batteries in all alarms are fresh and working.




leave a space heater on when you go to sleep.

not place a space heater close to any sleeping person.

not place your electric space heater near a bathroom or kitchen sink area due
to the risk of electric shock

use gasoline in a kerosene space heater, as even a small amount of gasoline
mixed with kerosene can start a fire.

use portable propane space heaters indoors or in a confined space unless they
are specifically designed for indoor use.

not use a combustion-fuel heater (gas, propane, etc.) that vents exhaust into
the room. They are referred to as unvented space heaters and can cause carbon
monoxide to be released. Although an oxygen depletion alarm is standard with
most of these heaters, these are not the same as carbon monoxide alarms.
“Room-vented” space heaters that are wall-mounted and connected to gas lines
are also “unvented” space heaters.

Remember these tips and stay safe.  If ever in doubt about equipment call a professionalprofessional!

Thanksgiving Day the stress free way!

How to have a stress free Thanksgiving meal?

Yes, it’s that time of year when we start thinking about
getting family and friends together for the annual Thanksgiving feast.  The goal this year is to make it more
fun and stress free.  Below are
some tips on how to do this.


Begin now to do advance planning.  Write out a basic plan and prioritize!


– Two weeks before the big event     

your menu and prepare a shopping list. 

if you want people to help bring a part of the meal or to come help in the kitchen.

you do want help, make sure everyone knows what they are bringing and if they
need to bring a serving dish.

to see if you have all of the cooking equipment that you will need, especially
a large roasting pan or meat thermometer!



One week before Thanksgiving                                       


room in your refrigerator for groceries and prepared dishes.

grocery shopping and buy all non-perishables that you may need except for fresh
salads, seafood or fresh bread.

your turkey.


Three to Four days out


to thaw your turkey in your refrigerator.

your table linens, glassware and silverware ready.  If possible, go ahead and set the table!

your house.  Be ready for guests.


One day out


purchasing items needed especially perishables.

dishes that can be made in advance to bake or reheat the next day.

your menu to see if anything needs to be revised or added.


Thanksgiving Day


preparations early so that you won’t feel hurried.

all of the help that you can get. 

to be thankful for all of the family and friends that care enough to want
to be with you on this special day.

and have a wonderful day.


Let Action Rentals help take the stress out of your
Thanksgiving if you should need extra tables, chairs, linens, serving dishes,
etc.  All of us at Action Rental
are very thankful for you our customers and our friends.    


As O. Henry said, “ Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is
purely American.”  Enjoy this
special day!