Portable restrooms are an important component for any event that lacks permanent restrooms or has an insufficient amount of bathroom facilities for your expected crowd. Before you rent your portable restrooms, there are a few questions that you need to answer. Answering these questions will ensure that your portable potties are a good fit for your event.
1. Where will you place the portable bathroom?
One detail that you need to decide is where you want to place the portable bathrooms. Though this might seem like an unimportant detail, it is a consideration that you definitely need to handle ahead of time. You need to make sure that you have ample space for your portable restrooms, and that the rental company can transport the portable restrooms to the designated area.
The portable restrooms also need to be on a level surface away from any moving vehicles. In addition, you will want to make sure that they are easily accessible to both your attendees and the rental company (in the event that they need to be serviced).
2. Are there any local laws you must observe?
Some cities require you to apply and obtain a permit in order to erect portable bathrooms. Depending on the size and function of your event, you also may be required to have a certain number of handicap-accessible porta potties on-site. Make sure to research the laws in your area to avoid any unintentional violations.
3. What add-ons do you want?
When renting portable bathrooms, you have multiple add-ons to choose from. You can rent the basic portable restroom with no frills, or you may opt for a luxurious portable restroom that comes with stone counters, tile floors, and actual sinks for hand washing. Some portable bathrooms have multiple stalls. When hosting a fancy event, make sure that your portable bathrooms match your desired level of ambiance.
In addition to the portable restrooms, you may also want to rent a few extra hand-washing stations to ensure that guests have multiple areas to wash their hands.
4. How many portable restrooms will you need?
How many portable restrooms you need for your event varies based on the expected duration of the event, the number of attendees, whether or not you plan to serve alcohol, and if you will have attendees with special needs. For example, if a large number of your attendees are children who are working on potty training or newly-trained, you will need to more portable restrooms on hand than if your event consists of healthy adults. Similarly, when serving alcohol, you will want to increase the number of portable restrooms to guarantee the comfort of your guests.
If you follow these tips when ordering portable bathrooms for events, you're on the right track to a stress-free experience!