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April 2014
Matt DeLacluyse, RAECO Rents business development manager

These days, there are very few times I am wowed when I exchange my money for goods and services. At RAECO Rents, we strive for this to be your experience with us. And based on a recent customer’s feedback, we’re headed in the right direction.

"Working with my salesman David was a great experience. He was very patient and cooperative. I have had few experiences where I was treated with the professionalism and respect as I had with David.The equipment was in great condition and easy to operate. I will be a repeat customer and will be glad to recommend Raeco Rents to others with similar needs."

May we always provide you the Ultimate Customer Experience.


AIHce 2014

Are you planning to attend AIHce this June in San Antonio? We’ll be there. Stop by Expo Booth #3038. We’d love to meet you!

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Buy gently-used instruments.

Looking for low-cost IH and safety instruments? Check out our gently-used instruments list.
Then, call 866-736-8347 and
make us an offer!

Free rental guide!

Looking for a quick resource for what's available in rentals? Our latest product guide gives you just that! The free catalog provides you a current list of what's available from RAECO Rents, and it fits neatly in your pocket, glove box, or tool kit.

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Can’t find something you need on our website? Call 866-736-8347 and we’ll find it for you.

Low Particle Errors with TSI Fit Test System

TSI PortaCount is giving me a “Low Particles” error message. What do I do? This question comes up fairly often with PortaCount users. And TSI covers it in detail in the Troubleshooting section of the PortaCount user manual.

TSI recommends, as the first troubleshooting step, to replenish the alcohol supply in the wick.

  1. Alcohol parts for TSI PortaCountFirst, take the white cylindrical wick out of the alcohol cartridge and set it aside to dry. You’ll be able to reuse it later.
  2. Next, pour out any alcohol that’s in the fill capsule, and replace it with a new bottle. Note: If you’re not using alcohol bottle from TSI, make sure what you use is reagent grade (99.5% or better) isopropyl alcohol.
  3. Put a fresh white alcohol wick (your rental kit comes with two) into the alcohol fill capsule and let it sit for five minutes.
  4. Then, take the wick from the fill capsule and put it into the alcohol cartridge.
  5. Reinstall the cartridge into the PortaCount, and re-run your daily test.

If your test still doesn’t pass, it may be your environment. TSI recommends testing in an enclosed space of 400 square feet or smaller. Some customers have told us they improved the environment by sealing off any vents and closing the doors to keep particles from escaping. If your office uses high efficiency air-handling filters, you may need to add a particle generator.

If you are still unable to pass a daily check please call RAECO Rents for further assistance.

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A quick reminder: Check your fit testing calendar.

As summer approaches, school ends, and family vacations start, it can be harder to get your employees to be available for fit testing. Try fit testing before summer, to make sure you don’t miss any compliance dates.

Let the outdoor monitoring projects begin!

As the weather warms up, and you start planning for outdoor monitoring projects, remember RAECO Rents. We have perimeter monitoring kits for dust, sound, and VOCs, available with single-shift or long-term battery runtimes, plus remote monitoring telemetry. Set alarm points and be alerted via email or text messages, or log into a dedicated website to view your data.

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Delivery and returns FAQ

Here are a few of the most-often asked questions about our rental service.

What are my shipping costs?
Normally, we ship to you via UPS ground to keep shipping costs low. If you need expedited shipping or Saturday delivery, you will pay a premium cost for that service. Rentals of $500 value or more qualify for free round-trip UPS Ground shipping. If you need the instrument faster, you only pay the difference in the expedited shipping to get the unit to you. This offer is good on qualified rentals shipped from our Bensenville service center.
Do I pay when the unit is on a UPS truck?
No. Your rental starts on the first FULL day the instrument is in your hands and ends on the day you ship the instrument back. Unless an instrument is schedule for early AM arrival, you are not charged rental costs for the day the unit gets to you. If you need a unit for Monday use, and we have it there on Friday, you don't pay for the weekend.
How difficult is it to return a rental?
Given our goal of the Ultimate Service Experience, we’ve tried to make rental returns as easy as possible. First, with your rental, you’ll receive a return shipping label, pre-paid and pre-addressed to us, plus packing tape to close up the carton when you’re ready to ship the unit back to RAECO Rents.
All you need to do is get the box to a UPS location. One of their fleet of 97,000 trucks will return your rental to us.
Staying at a hotel for your project? No time to get to a UPS location? No problem! Just let us know, and we’ll arrange a UPS call tag at your location (for a nominal fee). One call brings UPS to where you are, and knocks one more task off your To Do list.
I’m finishing my project late in the day. Can I return my rental tomorrow?
Sure. We fully understand when things like this happen. And we don’t add on extra fees. All we ask is that you call and let us know when to expect the rental back, so we can properly schedule it for the next use.

Read more of our frequently asked questions and see how easy it is to do business with RAECO Rents.

Matt's Chocolate Chip Cookies in every rental kit! It's like Cracker Jack: A treat inside every box!

RAECO Rents goal is to treat you right, from providing top-brand instruments to affordable shipping to goodies in every rental kit. Look for the Matt's chocolate chip cookie in the case with your next rental. Isn't it cool? A local bakery named their company after me!

RAECO Rents www.RaecoRents.com
135 Bernice Dr

Bensenville IL 60106-3366
Phone: 866-736-8347 (866-RENT-EHS)
Fax: 815-464-8720