Bad bathroom experiences are one of the top 5 things that people don’t like about big events like festivals. If you’ve got an outdoor event coming up, you need to pay serious attention to your porta-potty rental. It’s a big deal!

Don’t settle for boring everyday portable restrooms. Put some time and thought into renting a porta-potty so you can give your guests or workers the best possible experience. 

Read on to learn about what you should consider when you’re renting portable restrooms. 

Event or Site Size

First, you need to consider the size of your event and event site. This includes both the literal size of the location and the number of people that are going to be there. This is one of the most important factors to consider when you’re looking into a porta john rental. 

Generally, it’s recommended to have one porta-potty for every 50-100 guests or workers to ensure adequate restroom facilities. Typically, if an event is going to have more women, you’re going to want more portable restrooms because women tend to spend longer in the restroom than men on average (and wait in longer lines). To minimize wait times, opt for more restrooms than you think you need.

You’ll also want more restrooms if you plan on having alcohol at the event. People will need to use the restroom more often if they’re drinking.  

Consider the duration of the event or project as well. Longer events or projects may require additional porta potties or more frequent servicing.

You want enough porta-potties so that there’s a portable restroom accessible within a few minutes of walking in every area of the event or site. There is some wiggle room if it’s a worksite and all employees or contractors know where the restrooms can be found. 

Location and Placement

So where are you going to put your porta-potties? 

Position them in a convenient and easily accessible area, taking into account factors such as foot traffic, proximity to main areas, and any specific requirements of the venue or site. If you’re not sure about specific requirements, don’t be afraid to ask! This is a common question. 

Good lighting and clear signage can help visitors locate the restrooms easily, especially during nighttime events or events in which people are drinking. 

It’s a good idea to have restrooms near the entrance and exit as well as near food vendors (if applicable). These are the places people will typically look for a portable restroom or restroom trailer. 

Make sure the rental company has access to the locations for delivery, setup, and servicing of the porta potties. Let them know exactly where you want each portable toilet rental to go or they may use their best judgment. 

Portable Toilet Types

There are various types of porta potties available to cater to different needs.

Standard portable toilets are the most common option. They offer a basic restroom experience with a toilet, urinal, and hand sanitizer dispenser. If you require more features, consider options such as deluxe porta potties with additional amenities like handwashing stations, sinks, mirrors, or even flushing toilets. 

You could spring for luxury porta potties that provide a more upscale restroom experience with features like air conditioning, heating, music, and more spacious interiors. Some rental companies also offer handwashing stations, baby changing stations, or even restroom trailers. These are larger events or high-end occasions like weddings.

Assess your requirements and choose the type of porta potty that best suits your needs and budget. You can even mix and match, so if you want some deluxe restrooms and some basic ones, the company can handle that for you. 

Accessibility and ADA Compliance

If your event or site requires accessibility for people with disabilities, it is crucial to rent ADA-compliant porta potties.

These units have wheelchair-accessible entrances, spacious interiors, handrails, and other features to accommodate people with special needs. Make sure to consider the accessibility requirements and ensure you have the appropriate number of ADA-compliant units to meet any obligations and provide equal access for all attendees or workers.

Not every restroom has to be ADA-compliant, but you should have at least one, even if it isn’t “legally required” for you to do so. 

Servicing and Maintenance 

Maintaining clean and sanitary porta-potties is essential for the comfort and health of your workers or event attendees.

When renting porta potties, ask about the servicing and maintenance schedule that the rental company provides. Regular servicing includes waste removal, refilling supplies such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and cleaning the units to ensure a clean and sanitary environment.

Discuss the frequency of maintenance based on the duration and usage of the porta potties, and ensure the rental company has a reliable and efficient plan in place.

Rental Company Reputation

Make sure you choose a reliable and reputable rental company (like us!). 

Research and read reviews about different porta-potty rental companies in your area. Look for high star ratings, available restroom options, and extra amenities and add-ons like luxury restroom trailers and maintenance. 

You deserve the best for your event or worksite. Don’t settle for less! 

It’s Time to Schedule Your Porta-Potty Rental

There are so many things to keep in mind when you’re hiring a porta-potty rental! If you have an event coming up, make sure you’ve considered everything before making any commitments. 

The right portable toilet setup can make for a far more enjoyable event or worksite. 

At Potty4U, we have porta-potties for you! Contact us for a free quote today.