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What Do I Need to Know Before Renting Portable Toilets?

Posted by ADB Septic on January 31, 2019

If you’re hosting an event outdoors or somewhere without access to restrooms, portable toilets are essential in ensuring a good experience for your guests. Without portable toilets, your guests will be forced to leave your event to use the bathroom. (or worse) Although you might think of portable toilets are a summer issue, they can be very helpful for ice skating rinks, sledding areas, winter festivals, and more. Before renting portable toilets, there are a few things that you’ll want to consider to order the right ones to suit your needs. Here are the top five things you should know.


1. Make Sure Toilets are Accessible

It’s important that your portable toilets are accessible to all guests at your event. Create an easy pathway to your toilets and be sure that they are highly visible. Include proper signage throughout your event that will direct guests to the facilities easily. If your event space covers a lot of ground, make sure that there are portable toilets placed strategically throughout the event to ensure that there is always a toilet nearby.

2. Order the Right Number of Units

Typically your rental facility will help advise you on how many units to rent. However, there are many factors to consider when choosing that number. It is recommended that you have one portable toilet for every 25 guests attending the event. If your event space is quite large, you might need more to ensure that all of your ground is covered. If your event will serve food and drink, the number of necessary portable toilets will increase. Additionally, serving alcohol will greatly increase the number of necessary portable toilets.

3. Choose the Right Type of Unit

Depending on the type of event you are holding and who will attend, your portable toilet needs can vary greatly. If you expect a large number of elderly patrons, it’s important to have sufficient handicapped-accessible units. In events targeting other demographics, some handicapped-accessible units will still be necessary. If your event is more casual, non-flush portable toilets might suffice. For more upscale events, you might consider luxury units that include flushing as well as more space, comfort, and aesthetic appeal.

4. Make Your Units Blend in

In order to maintain the aesthetic appeal of your event, you should blend your portable toilets into your decorations. For a fall event, consider camouflaging them with cornstalks and adding pumpkins and mums nearby. During a winter event, consider blow up decorations, evergreen trees, and other winter decorations. Consider ribbons, twinkling lights, and festive screens to help them blend in. Make your signs for the restrooms fun and related to the theme of your event.

5. Don’t Forget Sanitation

If your event is high volume or for multiple days, you will need to perform cleaning and maintenance. During the event, you should have individuals periodically clean the portable toilets to keep them as clean as possible. In events where food is served, you should consider units with hand washing stations or consider renting stand-alone hand washing stations to ensure proper sanitation throughout the event. Keeping your restrooms and your guests clean will ensure a safe and more enjoyable experience for all of your guests.

ADB Septic |  Portable Toilet Rentals in CT

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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