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Portable Toilet FAQ

Can I rent a toilet for one day only?

Yes! Our Luxury Portable Toilets are perfect for weekend events, or even a one day party. Please order at least 2 days prior to your event whenever possible to ensure availability and delivery convenient to your schedule.

Will the toilets be hygienic for my event?

Absolutely! Luxury Portable Toilets are reserved only for special events and parties, and are not used at construction sites.

How far in advance do I need to order my toilet(s) and/or trailer(s)?

To ensure our Preferred Vendors can provide you with exactly what you need, we request that you contact them at least 2 days in advance of your event. For large events or highly populated job sites, a week or more lead time is encouraged. However, if you require same day delivery, most Preferred Vendors can accommodate you.

Where does the waste go after the restroom has been serviced?

The waste is transported to a local waste water facility and disposed of according to the regulations and procedures required by the local governing laws.

How do you keep the waste from freezing in colder climates?

Anti-freeze is typically mixed in with the deodorizing water that is placed in the tank. It works to keep the water liquid and unfrozen in colder climates. All products used are acceptable to local waste water facilities.

Am I required to have a portable restroom on my construction site?

Most city ordinances specifically detail the requirements regarding portable sanitation on construction sites. Generally, inspectors require that a portable toilet is ordered and on site before approving the inspection. Additionally, OSHA requires a portable toilet on a construction site, as listed under the Safety and Health Regulations for a Construction Site (1923.51 (c) (1), 1926.51 (c) (3), (I), (ii), (iii), (iv)). For information regarding specific city or country ordinances contact your local Preferred Vendor.

How often will my portable restroom be serviced?

The standard service is once a week so that the units are fully stocked with supplies, cleaned and sanitized. The standard fee includes once a week service. We can provide service more frequently if required.

What happens if my portable toilet gets knocked over?

Contact your local Preferred Vendor as soon as possible to report the incident. They will then dispatch a driver to come to the site and make the necessary adjustments.

Does a portable restroom on my construction job site really cut down on expenses and time?

You can reduce employee downtime by providing a convenient alternative to your employees spending invaluable time searching for a restroom because no restroom has been provided.

The following chart was developed in a study conducted by the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI). The annual cost of 10 minutes of wasted toilet time per employee, per day:

Hourly Rate 5 Employees 10 Employees
$7.00 $1,487.50 $2,975.00
$8.00 $1,670.00 $3,400.00
$10.00 $2,125.00 $4,250.00
$13.00 $2,762.50 $5,525.00
$15.00 $3,187.50 $6,375.00

Formula: Hourly Rate divided by 60 Minutes Per Hour x 10 Minutes x Number of Employees x 255 Days Per Year.

For more information regarding this study, please contact the Portable Sanitation Association International at 1-800-822-3020.

What are the rules for the ADA restrooms?

Our Preferred Vendors offer portable wheelchair restrooms that are ADA compliant for use on your construction site or special event. ADA units are large enough and obtain the proper elements to meet the standards that have been outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Specifically, the statute states that for single user portable toilets clustered at a single location, at least 5% but no less than one toilet unit shall be installed at each cluster whenever typical inaccessible units are provided. Accessible units shall also be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility. The exception is that if portable toilet units are used exclusively by construction personnel who to not require the use of an ADA unit, you are not required to comply with this statute. (Federal Register/Vol. 56, No. 144/July 26, 1991/ Rules and Regulations/ 4.1.2 Accessible Site and Exterior Facilities: New Construction).

For a complete set of ADA guidelines relating to portable restrooms, please contact your local Preferred Vendor.

Where can my portable restroom be placed?

Our Preferred Vendor will place your units at your event or job site per your instruction. They will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate your desire for specific placement on the unit. However, we will relocate the unit and notify you if it becomes necessary, so that we may service the unit safely.

How do you cut down on the odors and germs within the unit?

Our Preferred Vendors have highly trained employees that will not only pump out the holding tank, but will clean the inner bowl of the unit and provide thorough janitorial service inside and out of the unit. They clean and sanitize the portable restrooms at each service, as well as provide a special sanitizing detergent in the water that also acts as a deodorizer to keep the unit smelling pleasant while reducing your exposure to germs.


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