When considering the use of temporary restrooms for your event, ask yourself the following questions:
Will food or alcohol be served?
Events where food and alcohol are served necessitate the need for added restroom facilities. Also important is the need for portable toilet facilities which include hand washing capabilities.
Are permanent toilet facilities available and easily accessible?
Consider the adequacy and accessibility of any available permanent toilet facilities. If the event is large and being held in an outdoor venue, restrooms should be clearly marked, easy to get to and use, as well as in adequate numbers for the amount of guests. If the event is held at a residence, consider the amount of traffic through the home to use the permanent facilities.
Are the permanent toilet facilities served by a septic system?
Increased usage puts a strain on any septic system. To prevent a septic emergency, added temporary portable toilet facilities are recommended.
Will there be guests with special needs or young children in attendance?
Guests with special needs may require a more accessible restroom facility. Also, parents with young children may need a larger area within the restroom for easier navigation.
If you are still unsure, please feel free to contact us for assistance.
When planning the placement of your temporary restroom, it's important to consider the following:
Location: The location should be easily accessible for a truck to unload the restroom. The site should also be dry and level so the truck will not get stuck and the restroom will not sink or become unbalanced. If the ground is saturated, it may be best to locate the portable toilet on the street or driveway instead.
Placement: Carefully consider the size of the unit you have chosen. Add to the measurement to ensure proper placement. If the unit chosen is a trailer, consider what will be adjacent to it when it is being delivered and maneuvered by a truck to fit in to the space. Discuss any constraints carefully with your account executive. Don’t leave out any detail, as it could have an effect on the success of placement.
Service: If any servicing is required during your event, the service vehicle must be able to enter the site and maneuver as close as possible to the restroom to perform the service.
Note: You must be aware that the noise and smell created when the vacuum truck is pumping a restroom is at a high level. This may cause a disturbance and should be considered when scheduling service.
When browsing for a temporary restroom for your event, keep style and decor in mind. Most of our restrooms are fairly neutral but small touches can be added to personalize and enhance the ambiance of your event.
While selecting the right number of temporary restroom units is not an exact science, the following chart can be used as a guide for the number of portable toilets needed for the number of people in attendance. This chart is based on a 50/50 mix of men and women with no service scheduled for the restrooms during the event.