It's All About Accommodations: How to Get the Most Out of Your Portable Toilets

27 April 2018
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If you're planning an event at your home, but you don't have enough bathroom space for your guests, you need to rent portable toilets. This is particularly important if your home is serviced by a septic tank. Even a few extra guests can spell disaster for a septic system. You can protect your septic system, and keep your guests comfortable, by renting portable toilet units instead. If you're not sure how to avoid problems when renting portable toilets, here are some tips to help you out.

Consider Your Guests' Needs

If you're going to be using portable toilets for your guests, be sure to take their needs into consideration. When it comes to portable toilets, they're not always one-size-fits-all. If you have guests with mobility issues, you'll want to include ramps for easy access.

If you have families with small children, you'll want to include at least one family-size unit. If you're going to have a large number of young children, you'll want to include a couple of kid-friendly smaller units. These smaller units are the perfect size for kids who are old enough to go on their own, but not quite big enough for the adult-sized portable toilet.

Schedule Early Delivery

When you reserve your portable toilets, don't forget to schedule an early delivery. Arranging delivery for a couple of days in advance will give you the extra time you to to allow for possible problems. For instance, the area you choose for your portable toilets may not be level enough, which means you'll need to choose a new location, or do some quick site prep. An early delivery will ensure that your portable toilets are up and running when your guests arrive.

Plan for Odor Control

It's not unusual for odors to develop in, and around, portable toilets. This is particularly true if those toilets are seeing continuous use. You don't want toilet odors putting a damper on the festivities. The best way to avoid that is to plan for odor control ahead of time.

The first thing you should do is ask your portable toilet provider to include tank deodorizer with the delivery. This deodorizer is placed directly into the holding tank, and will help control odors. It's also a good idea to include a bottle of odor neutralizer in each portable toilet unit. Fill spray bottles with water. Add ¼ cup of baking soda and about a teaspoon of lemon juice. This odor neutralizer will rid the air of even the most pungent odors.

To learn more about portable restrooms, contact services such as RCS Inc.