While the future remains uncertain, it is important to look forward as restrictions begin to roll back. Many cancelled spring events may be rescheduled for fall. That means, demand will be high for portable toilets, sinks, and showers. Sinks and hand sanitizing stations should prove especially desirable, as event organizers strive to keep attendees safe.
Here, we discuss the ins and outs of rentals for rescheduled events, outlining when you should reserve, and how to estimate what you will need.
When Should I Reserve Portable Restrooms for My Fall Event?
While fall is always a busy time for portable restroom rentals, expect fall of 2020 to be busier than usual. Inventory will be low, and rental reservations will fill quickly. Make your rental plans now to ensure you can fulfill your toilet rental and sanitation needs.
How Many Toilets or Sinks Will I Need?
In order to make your reservation as soon as possible, make a budget and a list of all the rentals that you will need. Our portable restroom usage chart is a good place to start to determine the quantity and need. It is important to note that different factors can skew this chart. Here are some questions we suggest you answer to determine how many toilets and sinks you need.
Will Alcohol Be Served?
If you are planning to serve alcohol at your event, we suggest you add 15-20% to the total number of porta potties you order
Will Food Be Served?
State regulations require that portable restrooms and hand washing facilities be set up in areas around, but not immediately attached to food service areas, such as kitchens or buffets. If you are hosting an event where food is involved, we suggest you contact your local health department for additional information on specific sanitation requirements to ensure you are in compliance, which may require additional sinks and restrooms.
Are There On-Site Restrooms Available?
If there are permanently built restrooms for use available on site, you might not need as many portable toilets outside your event space. Make sure to confirm early with the venue that your attendees can use their restrooms, and whose responsibility it is to keep them stocked.
Prioritize Hygiene for Events in the COVID-19 Era
Cleanliness and safety protocols have always been important for event planners, but for the foreseeable future, they will take top priority, especially when it comes to high-touch surfaces, sinks and toilets. According to Harvard Health, the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads in droplets, such as those produced when sneezing and coughing. Those droplets can linger on surfaces and transfer the virus. Therefore, it is imperative to keep clean and sanitize surfaces regularly and provide people with a way to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to prevent the spread of this disease.
When planning your event, make the safest choices in restroom rentals. If you are hosting an event this fall, consider the following amenities.
Although it may be tempting to save money and go with your standard porta potty, this might not be the safest option. Our deluxe flushable portable restroom comes with foot pumps for both the toilets and sink, so you eliminate the need to touch these areas when using the restroom. In addition, these also come with liquid hand soap and dispensers, which encourage guests to wash their hands for 20 seconds.
Sinks and Soap Dispensers
With our sinks and soap dispensers, guests can wash their hands under warm water to prevent the spread of germs.
These handistands can be placed inside of the restrooms, outside of the restrooms, and at various locations around your venue. This offers another layer of cleanliness to prevent the spread of germs, including COVID-19.