Hello Spring! Hello Party Season!

marks the start of a new social season.  With everything from graduation
parties, Cinco de Mayo parties, Derby events, and many more, spring is chock
full of exciting opportunities to celebrate!  Let the professionals at
Action Rentals help you create memories that will last a lifetime!


you are planning a graduation celebration, don’t forget to make it kid-friendly
with our wide selection of inflatables and games available for a day or for a
week!  With everything from bounce houses and obstacle courses to
basketball hoops and dunk tanks, Action Rentals has everything you need to help
all the kids and kids at heart have a memorable event.


sure to book your festive-colored linens, tables and chairs for your Cinco de
Mayo event. We have a wide selection of colors, sizes and styles.  If you
have questions, our experienced professionals can help you select décor that is
sure to impress!


a Derby party, with the warm weather and sunshine, check out our extensive
selection of tents to provide shade to your group.  Also, we have tables
and linens that will complement your decorating theme!


spring here and your party planning under way, stop by Action Rentals in
Kingsport and let us help you host an amazing party that your guests will talk
about for years to come!  Call us at Action Rentals – 423.246.5181!

Renting – the smart way to get things done!

When you think of spring two things come to mind, weddings
and home improvement projects, “We’ve been in the tool and equipment rental
business for 30 years and recently we’ve supplemented that with a repair and
maintenance department that can troubleshoot and overhaul your machinery and
equipment,” says Paul Nottingham, President of Action Rental and Sales on
Eastman Road.  “One third of our
customers are do-it-yourselfers, one third are contractors and what most people
don’t know, one third of our customers are planning weddings, parties or other
special events.”  

In 1995, Nottingham added a tent and party rental division to his company and has augmented that with costumes and inflatables.  And that’s where Paul’s wife Debbie
comes in.  

Married for 36 years, the couple now works side by side and
love every minute of it.  “My
daughters don’t know how we do it, but it’s awesome,” says Debbie, “we’re
helping people with some of the most important days of their lives and we enjoy
being a part of it.” 

She advises to do your homework, have a basic idea of what
you want and plan early.  “Sooner
you can reserve the better,” she said. 
“We do company parties, school functions, and large events like the
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the week long Fun Fest celebration.  We do events at the Meadowview Marriott, The Virginian Golf Club, the Millennium Centre and at
venues across the Tri-Cities, Southwest Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and North
Carolina, so the more advanced notice you give us, the more likely we are to
have everything you need.  If not,
we try very hard to locate it for you,” she added.

Debbie and her staff can ease the pressure and stress of planning
your perfect event by providing step by step preparation and by working as a
team with wedding planners, caterers and florists.  “What are most important to me are the thank-yous we get,”
Debbie said with a smile.  

Both Debbie and Paul agree it’s their people that set them
apart from other rental companies. “Whether we’re delivering party items or
renting backhoes, my employees are knowledgably, helpful and care about our
customers,” Paul noted.  “By common
law there are three things we have to do: warn, instruct and inspect.  We warn customers of the potential
hazards of the item they are renting, we teach them how to use it properly and
we inspect it to ensure it is in proper working order and safe.  “The attributes I want to see in my
staff as well as myself are integrity, honesty and knowing we’ve done our best to help people do their best. 
We pride ourselves on making sure our equipment is reliable, if it isn’t
we remedy the situation immediately,” adding,  renting is the smart way to get things done, why buy
something you are only going use to few times, you don’t have to worry about
the capital outlay, storing it, repairing or maintaining it.”

Located at 1861 N. Eastman Road Action Rental and Sales is a
one stop shop for all your equipment or party rental needs, providing quality,
value and service to the Tri-Cities since 1982.  Their hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. 
Check out their extensive inventory at: actionrentalkpt.com,
actionpartyrentalkpt.com, tentking.com or call them at 423-246-5181. 

Story courtesy of Cindy Harmon featured in Sunday Stories with Kingsport Times News. 

Spring cleaning the exterior of your home.

Pressure washing a house is
one of the most efficient ways to clean the house or prepare the surface for a
fresh coat of paint.  Pressure washing is recommended for aluminum, asphalt, brick, concrete, granite and wood


Some simple preparation will
make your pressure washing experience more efficient:

Cover all external
electric outlets.

If your home has
shutters, remove them so you can wash beneath them where many insects build
their nests.

Be sure to close the
windows and inspect the sealed areas around the windows for any cracks or gaps;
caulk or seal them as necessary. 


If you are pressure washing
the surface in order to paint, be sure the building’s paint is not
lead-based.  Pressure washing is
not recommended for lead paint surfaces.


The next step in preparation
is for your safety and comfort. Be sure to dress appropriately for highly
pressurized water use – rain gear such as a poncho or similar clothing that
will keep you as dry as possible is recommended. And don’t forget to wear
safety goggles. Also,do not use a ladder while pressure washing as the severity
of the water pressure could knock you off balance.


Now you are ready to
pressure wash! Load detergent into the machine (never use bleach because it can
harm the machine parts). Next, connect the washer’s hose to an outside faucet
then start the engine. Practice a few spraying strokes on a sidewalk or
driveway to get used to the feel of the spray wand’s pressure recoil. When
washing, start at the bottom and work your way up (do the opposite when rinsing
– rinse from the top and work your way down). Work in small areas spraying at a
slightly downward angle approximately 4 feet from the surface area. Spray
horizontally at a steady pace.  Be
sure to use caution when working around light fixtures and glass as the
pressure is sufficient to break them.


So whether you’re preparing
for another project or simply sprucing up your home’s exterior, you’re sure to
save lots of time and energy by using a pressure washer. Through a little
preparation and some basic safety precautions, you’re sure to have an excellent

 Come check out the pressure washers and other equipment we have available at Action Rentals and Sales.  

1861 North Eastman Road • Kingsport, TN 37664 • 423-246-5181