Three Household Projects That Are Easy When You Have An Air Compressor

Renting an air compressor and the necessary attachments at your local tool rental business can be the first step in helping you complete a wide range of projects inside and outside your house. Don't be intimidated by the size of the air compressor and the loud "hiss" sound that it makes. This tool is safe and simple to use, even in the hands of the novice. An air compressor is a valuable tool to rent because of its versatility; whereas some other tools have more specific functions, an air compressor is handy for several projects. If you plan to tackle the following projects over the course of a weekend, your rented air compressor can help you get the job done faster and with less physical exertion.

Changing Car Tires

If you live in an area that has harsh winters and you own multiple vehicles, the process of swapping summer tires for winter tires — and doing the work by hand — can seem daunting. It can be expensive to take your vehicles to an automotive shop to have this work done, but renting an air compressor will make the job easier. Although you'll have to loosen or "break" the nuts by hand, you can then use the compressor and the right attachment to zip the nuts off and on in a matter of seconds.

Reupholstering Furniture

Some people love the idea of scouring antique stores and garage sales to find budget-friendly furniture and then refinishing these items to use in their homes. If you've done this work in the past, you'll know that reupholstering furniture such as sofas, chairs, and ottomans can be a challenge due to the number of tacks that you need to hammer into place. This job is much quicker with an air compressor, as you'll be able to affix the new upholstery to the furniture's frame in a fraction of the time it would take you by hand.

Cleaning Outside Your Home

While a pressure washer can accomplish the same thing, you can use a washer attachment and your air compressor to direct a high-powered stream of water wherever you need it. This tool is valuable to cleaning a wide range of things outside your home, including your vehicle and even the siding of your home. You may also use this tool to clean a front walkway, a patio, or even your driveway. The pressure of the water will blow dirt and grime away and leave the area looking clean and new.