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Are Porta Potties Sanitary?

Posted by ADB Septic on June 4, 2019

portable toiletsPortable toilets are the ideal solution for outdoor events and events without easy access to restrooms. They ensure the safety and comfort of guests and increase the length of time guests will remain at an event. Some people worry, however, about how sanitary portable toilets are. They worry that these temporary fixtures cannot be as clean as permanent restrooms. We’ve broken down the steps that renters and rental companies take to keep porta potties sanitary to help alleviate your concerns. 

Before and After Rentals

When portable toilets are returned to the rental company, they are professional cleaned and sanitized to ensure they are in pristine condition for the next event. First, waste gathers in the holding tank and is vacuumed to pump the tank dry. The waste is sucked with the vacuum into a sanitation truck to be hauled away for treatment and disposal.

Once the portable toilet is completely dry, the sanitation professional will fill up the tank with roughly 5 gallons of additives. These additives will help disinfect the toilet and get rid of any lingering smells. The professional will then take big brushes and spray bottles full of chemicals to wash and scrub the floors, walls, toilet seats, and urinals. Every piece of the porta potty will be fully scrubbed and sanitized so that it is in perfect condition for the next use.

Maintenance During Events

It’s important that portable toilets are not only cleaned before and after events, but that they are cleaned during the events as well. Typically, there will be attendants whose job it is to clean the portable toilets throughout the event. These attendants will make sure that the porta potties are in usable condition throughout the event. They will spray surfaces clean, replace toilet paper rolls, and add air fresheners when necessary to make sure the portable restrooms are as clean and fresh as possible for each use.

Sanitation for Patrons

In addition to the cleanliness of the actual toilets, many people worry about keeping themselves clean during use. All portable toilets include a hand sanitizer dispenser to ensure sanitation. Some models also include hand-washing stations for an added peace of mind. When someone rents multiple portable toilets for an event, they’ll often rent a separate hand washing station so that all users can wash their hands after use if they don’t like the hand sanitizer option. Finally, some portable toilets even include a flushing option for added sanitation. As long as portable toilets are being maintained and continuously stocked, patrons will never have to worry about sanitation. 

Luxury Models

For nicer events and for added levels of comfort, some people might rent the luxury models of portable toilets, which include added features. Typically, luxury models include flushing options, which will alleviate odors associated with portable toilets, make the experience more sanitary, and ensure your comfort. These luxury models also typically include sinks to thoroughly wash your hands after use. Luxury models often have additional features such as extra room to move around, wood or tile floors, and even air conditioning. Although luxury models are not necessary for a sanitary experience, they will certainly add to the comfort level of guests and give them peace of mind.


ADB Septic | CT Portable Toilet Rentals

ADB Construction & Septic is pleased to offer Portable toilet rentals. We service the entire state of Connecticut, offing a full menu of portable toilet options.   Whether you’re a contractor with a long term job site, or hosting an event that requires temporary bathroom facilities we’ve got you covered. We pride ourselves on clean units you will be happy to use. Customer service isn’t just a priority but a commitment. We offer convenient cleaning schedules to work around your schedule. Call us today and discover what sets us apart.

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Topics: Portable Toilet Rentals, portable toilet sanitation, Porta Potties

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