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Renting Portable Toilets? Avoid These 5 Mistakes

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Regardless of where you're hosting an event, a portable toilet rental can come in handy when it comes to keeping your event guests comfortable and content. However, there is more to renting portable toilets than simply ordering the units and having them set up. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your rental if you are not careful. To ensure that your event goes off without a hitch, here are a few mistakes that you should avoid when it comes to your portable toilet rental.

Failing to Rent an Adequate Amount of Portable Toilets

If you don't have enough portable toilets, your event guests are going to be waiting in long lines to use the restroom—and you can't have that. Generally, you will want to make sure that you have a portable toilet for every 50 guests. If you expect to have a lot of women or kids at your event, you may want to have extra toilets on-site.

Not Ordering Enough Supplies

To be sanitary, your guests will need, toilet paper, paper towels, and hand sanitizer. When you run out of these supplies, there is the risk of having an unhygienic environment—and unhappy guests—so it is important that you are well-stocked prior to your event. If you are unsure how much or even what you will you need, talk to your portable toilet rental provider.

Forgetting about Handicap Access

Standard portable toilets are difficult for individuals with disabilities to use. Therefore, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that a handicapped-accessible toilet be on-site. These portable toilets are a bit larger in size, providing individuals with limited mobility more room to maneuver.

Overlooking Handwashing Stations

While these are a luxury, handwashing stations can be very helpful when you are having an event that is nowhere near a standard facility. Handwashing stations offer your guests everything that they would need to properly clean their hands after relieving themselves. These types of stations feature foot pump faucets and soap dispensers, creating an easy and hygienic handwashing experience.

Placing the Portable Toilets in the Wrong Locations

If you are hosting a small event, the location of your portable toilets may not make much of a difference. However, if you are hosting a larger event, the placement of the toilets will be important. You will want to avoid placing them all in a cluster. Instead, you will want to spread them out around the venue. When determining where to place your portable toilets, make certain that the toilets will be easily identifiable and well-lit so your guests will know exactly where to go.

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