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No matter the type of event you are in charge of planning, the restroom situation needs to be front and center. Not only is having enough toilets on-site vital for the comfort of the attendees, it is also vital to ensure proper sanitation for a healthy and pleasant event. Portable toilets, particularly for outdoor events, are the simplest way to ensure that there are plenty of facilities available for everyone that arrives. When arranging your rental, ask the following questions to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Are event-only units available?
Most portable toilet rental services provide units for either events such as yours or for the construction industry. If at all possible, you want to have event-dedicated units delivered. This is because construction units tend to experience more wear and tear, so they may not look as nice, and they are more likely to have damaged components. When a company maintains separate units, the event toilets tend to be higher quality and in better condition than those manufactured and used for construction purposes. If you can't find a company with separate units for events, it is worth the extra time to visit the provider and verify that the units are in excellent condition before signing any rental contracts.
What is the service level provided?
Cleaning of the portable toilets is a must if you want them to remain pleasant for the attendees to use. For a single day event, you may not require any service from the rental company. Your own staff can clean surfaces and restock the units as necessary throughout the day. For anything longer, though, it's vital to have a service plan in place. The simplest option is to go with a rental company that offers service plans, such as daily cleanings and inspections and pumping or dumping as necessary. This way you won't have to worry about bringing on any extra staff for toilet maintenance, or worse, end up with a unit that is filled beyond capacity.
Are there upgrade options?
Not all portable toilets are plastic boxes. There are portable toilet trailers that have flush toilets, sinks with running water, and climate control. These, naturally, cost more to rent, but they may be just the thing for a classier event. Even if you don't need anything this fancy, there are some upgrades to consider. Fans can be useful in hot weather, while heated units are nice for colder temperatures. If your event site has water hookups, you can get units with sinks inside. If not, there are options for hand washing stations that run off foot pumps that you can rent in conjunction with the toilet units.
Talk to local porta potty rental services to find the best options for your event.