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Introduction to Portable Bathroom Rental

You’ve used a porta potty before, right? Most people have. But we’re going to guess that renting a portable bathroom is something you don’t have much experience with. If it’s your first time being tasked with booking a rental, or if it’s been a while, you probably have some questions and could use some assistance before deciding.

We want your portable bathroom rental experience to go smoothly and put your mind at ease. One way we can do that is by providing you with helpful information. In our time in business, we’ve gotten lots of different questions from customers like you. In this article, we discuss some of the topics that are brought up most often. Our goal with this article is to provide you with information that will help you make informed decisions about the porta potties you need for your project or event.

The more you know about the portable bathroom rental process, the more prepared you’ll be!

What Kind of Porta Potty Should I Rent?

The kind of porta potty you should rent depends on who will be using it. For construction workers, a standard unit will do. For events, a standard unit could be fine, or you could opt for a luxury restroom trailer. Don’t forget about handicap-accessible portable toilets; they are required in certain situations. Explore our website or contact us to learn about the options we offer.

How Many Porta Potties Do I Need?

You know you need portable restrooms, but maybe you could use some guidance about how many you should rent for your job site or event. This is one of the most common questions we get. To help our customers order the correct quantity, we wrote a blog and developed a handy chart. To read it, click here.

What is That Blue Stuff in the Toilet?

The blue chemical in the waste tank of a portable toilet serves two purposes. It is a deodorizer/fragrance enhancer that also breaks down waste and paper. “Blue” as it’s commonly called in the industry, gets its color from a dye additive and helps to hide the contents of the tank as well as prevent the growth of odor-producing bacteria.

Our service techs add blue to toilets after they’re delivered, and it will fight odors for up to 7 days. If you have a long-term portable bathroom rental, we’ll pump the waste tank and replace the blue on your designated service day. If it’s a short-term rental, the tank will be pumped before the toilet is removed from the site.

Blue is an essential supply in our industry to keep units smelling clean!

Where Should My Portable Restroom Be Placed?

Most customers prefer their portable restrooms to be placed conveniently near where workers or event guests will be, without being the focal point of the area. You can show our driver where you’d like the unit to be placed when they arrive. However, you aren’t required to be present for the delivery. If you have a specific location in mind but aren’t available during the delivery, either mark the location on the site or provide us with instructions ahead of time.

We will do everything possible to accommodate your request. However, we may suggest alternative locations if a spot is inaccessible for our delivery truck or could put the porta potty at risk of tipping over or being damaged.

If an area is currently muddy or the forecast calls for rain and could cause the area to become muddy, it’s not a good spot for a porta potty. We don’t want our truck to get stuck trying to deliver or pick up the portable restroom, and your workers or guests won’t want to slog through the mud to use the toilet.

For the safety of users and the protection of the unit, we offer a variety of suggestions to keep toilets upright. First, portable bathrooms should always be placed on firm, level ground. In high-wind areas, it’s a good idea to locate toilets inside a shelter/windbreak or against a wall. Other ways to prevent tip-overs are to stake the toilet down or secure it with a ratchet strap.

Keep in mind that the place you want your porta potty to be located needs to be accessible by truck. This means that at the time of your scheduled delivery, gates should be opened or unlocked, roads/driveways should be clear of obstructions and easily drivable, etc.

Will the Porta Potty Be Ready for Use Upon Delivery?

Yes! Your toilet will be in usable condition before our delivery driver leaves the site. This means the unit will be clean, there will be blue in the tank and any applicable accessories/supplies will be installed/stocked. If you are on-site and would like to inspect the unit and/or ask questions while our employee is on-site, feel free!

Will the Portable Toilet Kill My Grass?

Portable toilets are relatively lightweight. If it’s a short-term rental, you shouldn’t need to worry about the porta potty itself affecting your grass. However, keep foot traffic in mind. If the porta potty will see heavy use, the area around the entrance to the unit could be affected. If this is a concern, we recommend locating the toilet on pavement or just off the pavement with a mat or wood to serve as a landing.

If My Portable Restroom Gets Extra Dirty or Smelly, Can I Request a Cleaning?

Of course! But keep in mind that unscheduled cleanings will come at an additional cost.

You Can Depend on Our Portable Bathroom Rental Services Throughout North Central Florida

We hope this article has you feeling more confident about renting porta potties now. It really is an easier process than you may think. When you contact Florida Portable Services, our experts will provide helpful support from start to finish. And the best part is, once your order is placed, we’ll take it from there.

If you want to learn more by reading additional questions and answers, head over to our FAQ Page. Want to get in touch directly? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

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