It’s that time of year again! The weather is cool and people want to enjoy time outside, especially at music and food festivals. If you’re planning a festival of your own, there is one thing that often gets overlooked: restrooms. While standard portable restrooms can get the job done, restroom trailers can be a great way to elevate your event. Here are 4 reasons why a restroom trailer could be the solution for your festival planning:
Cleanliness is next to godliness, and your festival attendees will appreciate a nice cool and clean place to go. Normally, portable restrooms sit out in the direct sunlight for many hours, which can lead to unsatisfactory odors and a general “unclean” feeling. Unlike regular portables, restroom trailers feature air conditioning and a ventilation system that is great for eliminating odors and making your guests feel comfortable.
Having access to clean restrooms keeps your guest onsite and happy. No one likes waiting in line for the bathroom when they could be seeing their favorite band play. Long wait times are a pain point that restroom trailers can help to alleviate. Because they feature multiple stalls, it is easier to get guests in and out to keep lines moving. Keep in mind that if your guest leaves the property to go find a restroom, your revenues are leaving too.
Restroom trailers show your festival go-ers that you are committed to quality. Trailers provide your attendees with all the amenities of home and provide a sanctuary from being outdoors for long periods of time. Flushable toilets, sinks with running water, Air conditioning, and lighting for your guests are just some of the great features to enjoy.
Depending on the size of your event, a restroom trailer could be a great way to save some money. Restroom trailers have multiple stalls, usually anywhere from 3-13, and can reduce the need for numerous standalone portable toilets at your event. Again, if your event guests leave the property, so does your revenues. Having restrooms available for your guests keeps them on property and happy.
When planning your next event, don’t flush out the possibility of a restroom trailer. The cleanliness, availability, quality experience and cost-effectiveness of restroom trailers can be an easy way to elevate your next festival. To find the restroom trailer that’s right for your needs, contact Anderson Rentals today. Our team of potty experts can help find the right product for your needs.
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Hurricane season is a portable restroom’s worst enemy. Due to the high winds that come along with hurricanes, unless the proper steps are taken to secure a unit there can be great damage to your rental. Read on for Anderson Rentals’ guide on why it’s important for you to secure your portable toilet rental, tips for keeping it safe, and when to expect your service to resume in the event of a major storm.
Why It’s Important
Two reasons: You are protecting the portable from receiving physical damage and/or causing physical damage to another property. Also, you are securing the portable in order to have it for use immediately after the storm. Failing to secure a portable toilet before a hurricane can have serious implications. If the wind catches inside of the unit, it can send the portable toilet flying 50’ in the air. While this sounds like a funny phenomenon, it can create serious damage to surrounding properties or individuals. Typically, when a contractor rents a unit it becomes their responsibility to make sure that it is secured – meaning that if damages are incurred the contractor is held liable.
What You Can Do
Prepping for the storm is the best way to avoid damages to portable toilets. There are a variety of things you can do before the storm hits to help secure your rental and keep it from becoming airborne. One of the most effective ways to secure your rental and have it available for use after the storm is to bring your portable toilet into a garage and weigh it down or face it towards an inside wall, but we know that’s not always plausible. If that option isn’t available, you can try these tips:
- Move the portable to an exterior wall on the leeward side of the building.
- Tie the door of your rental shut to reduce damage and keep it from flying.
- Tie the toilet to a tree, telephone pole or dumpster with the door facing the tree
- Lay the portable down on the ground, on top of its door to help prevent wind from getting inside. Weigh it down using sandbags or other heavy materials.
- If at a worksite, park your construction equipment around the unit to form a barrier
After the storm has made its way through the area, we advise putting some water in the rental until we can safely come out to service it. In securing your unit proactively, when the storm passes it will be easier for your unit to be serviced and running again!
When to Expect Resumed Service
After the storm passes, notify Anderson Rentals of any damages, and we will work to replace your rental as soon as we can!
The severity of damages created from the storm can affect how quickly our team can get back on the road to service units, but we are committed to serving your needs as soon as we can. It is also important to remember that when we resume our clean up routes, we may not be able to get to every unit right away, as cleanup and restoration crews can sometimes block the way.
Never forget the importance of securing your portable restroom rental before a hurricane hits your area. Keep these tips in mind the next time you are facing a storm to help you secure your portable restroom rental, while also keeping area property(ies) safe as well.
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Considering a portable restroom or sink for your next special event? What about how many you might need? How many sinks per restroom is appropriate? Are all portable restrooms wheelchair accessible? These questions can sometimes be tricky to answer, but they are necessary for planning a successful event. We provide tips below to know when a portable restroom or sink may be required, and the regulations surrounding wheelchair accessible restrooms for your next special event.
When Should I Get a Portable Restroom for My Event?
If you’re looking for a portable restroom, you can choose between standalone portable restrooms or a restroom trailer. Standalone restrooms work well for most all events as the organizer can order exactly the number of portables needed for the expected attendance with the appropriate handicap accessible portables and portable sinks. Alternatively, a Restroom trailer may better suit your needs For events with a more upscale appeal When
determining how many restrooms you may need, don’t forget the golden rule: for every 50 people at your event you should typically have at least 1 restroom available. Check out our guide for more information on determining how many restrooms you may need.
How Many Wheelchair Accessible Bathrooms Do I Need?
There are certain regulations put into place by the ADA concerning the need for wheelchair accessible portable restrooms. Generally, we suggest 1 handicapped portable for every 20 standard portables. As well, if you choose to order a restroom trailer for your event, you must also have a handicap accessible restroom trailer or portable handicap – to ensure that all your attendees are receiving equal treatment. It is also important to ensure that the placements of these restrooms are easily accessible and that users won’t have to step on a curb to access them.
Should I Rent Portable Sinks for My Event?
Portable sinks provide a hand-washing facility that acts as the first line of defense against the spread of germs. These portable sinks are especially important if you are holding an event where food and drink are involved. Not only is it important for a successful event, but in Florida, it is required for portable sinks to be present at all events. For determining how many portable sinks you may need, remember this rule of thumb: 1 portable sink for every 10 standard portables.
When planning your next event, don’t forget about the importance of portable restrooms and sinks for your guests. With the addition of these necessities, you can greatly improve the quality of your event and exceed any expectations regarding sanitary needs. For your portable restroom or sink needs choose Anderson Rentals, because we go where you go.
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