It’s not surprising that more investors are now eyeing the Philippines for its potential. This also means that there will be more construction projects, propelling the Philippines to becoming a more industrialized nation.
And for contractors and construction companies, this also means that business is booming.
However, being in a developing country, local contractors and construction companies often prefer renting construction equipment rather than owning one to save on maintenance and storage expenses.
Renting construction equipment can offer a wide variety of benefits, especially when the budget is tight.
If you are set to hire a construction equipment rental service in the Philippines, here are some quick tips you can follow to make sure that you are in the right hands.
Choosing the Rental Service
As mentioned earlier, business is booming for construction companies and contractors, thus there will be rental services that will join the bandwagon even though they are not experienced enough.
Here are the important factors when choosing who to hire:
Customer service – You can either search online or ask their previous client regarding how they handle their service. For example, can they attend to you in case there’s an emergency beyond working hours? Can they provide you with proper training in using their equipment or provide their own experienced operators? By doing this, can determine if they will go an extra mile just to provide you an excellent service.
Price – Pricing is important but there is more to it than that. If you really want to get the most out of the service, make sure that your dealer will disclose any additional fees. This may include reservation fee, deposit fee, maintenance, delivery and any possible add-ons. It would be better if you can have an all-in quotation. Also, a lower price does not always guarantee great value.
Proximity – Construction equipment cannot just be brought anywhere with ease. These are heavy duty types of machinery that will demand money, time, and fuel to transport. Choose a dealer who can be in your site in case problems rises in the site. Remember, downtimes are equivalent to losing money.
Understand the Rental Policies
Knowing and understanding the rental policies are very important. Also, you should be aware that such policies are not universal.
Rental services have their different policies, and this can also be a key factor for you to determine which rental service makes sense of your company.
Make sure that you have a sit-down discussion with the dealer. Go through each policy if necessary.
Here are some questions you should ask your dealer:
- What are your billing policies?
- What are your return policies?
- Are there any additional fees?
- What will happen if the equipment is not working?
- What other assistance can you provide?
- What brands can you offer?
- Are there any guarantees and warranties for the rented equipment?
The right rental service will give you answers that will fit your needs. Also, sometimes we may be tied to one brand, but truth is that can be a disadvantage in your end.
Take time to be open to different options. A great dealer can offer their expertise and help you choose what brand can be good for you and your project.