Owning a small manufacturing business usually means that you are on a strict budget for equipment. This may include costs for hiring out certain items on a project by project basis. An item that you may find yourself considering is an air compressor. Before you hire an air compressor, there are several things you need to consider. These considerations deal directly with small manufacturing businesses like yours and the specific issues you may face.

Changes in the Project

You may already know what size of compressor you need for the project. What you may not consider is what would happen if there are changes in the project. For example, the original project may be small, but over time, the person requesting the work may want more work done in larger amounts. If this is the case, the compressor you choose may be fine for now but will need to be switched out as the project progresses.

Make sure that the hire contract for the compressor hire can be altered and a different compressor can be swapped in or out. If this isn't possible, prepare yourself for the processes of downgrading or upgrading the current compressor hire and moving into a different hire contract. This will prevent downtime on the job and unexpected fees.

Hidden Fees

Most of what people refer to as hidden fees are actually not hidden and available to discuss if you know what to ask. Before you sign the compressor hire contract, ask about the fees associated with extending the hire time frame. In addition to the extension, there may be fees associated to upgrade the contract or for other associated costs. You may also want to ask about fees for cleaning, maintenance, pick up, delivery, and damages.

Upon Receipt Fees

You may find that a deposit covers various issues you may have with compressors and compressor hire. You may also find there are certain fees due upon receipt of the compressor and end of the hire contract. Keep in mind that these fees can be associated with any hire, but with compressor rentals you are dealing with more precise equipment that needs calibration which results in further fees for maintenance making asking these questions vital to your budgeting.

By keeping these considerations in mind, you can ensure that you are getting the right compressor for your hire needs. You can also ensure you are getting an ideal hire contract for your specific project needs. If you are ready to move forward, contact your local equipment hire representative. The representative can give you pricing and help you with the options on the hire contract.