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While providing restroom trailers for the PGA tour, we’ve seen some pretty funny things out there on the course. Here are a few funny predicaments professional golfers have found themselves in. FORE! Last year Paul Lawrie was delayed from teeing off by another golfer walking right out onto the fairway in front of him. Matt Kuchar was on his way to the restroom when he suddenly realized he was cutting through another hole. He waved and hustled out of the way of Lawrie. After Kuchar had finished his business in the portable restroom he apologized to Lawrie. When you gotta go, you gotta go! SAVE THAT FOR THE RESTROOM Last week Andreas Harto’s shot went into the water just short of the green. Rather than take a penalty stroke he decided to hit it out of the water and came within 15 yards of the hole! He would have looked impressive if he hadn’t taken off his shoes, socks, and pants in order to make the shot! After climbing back out of the water he waddled over to mark his ball before finally putting his pants back on. Outside of the portable restroom pants are part of the dress code, Harto! COMING UP SHORTS Speaking of dress codes, in 1983 Forrest Fezler staged a protest of the leagues ‘no shorts’ dress code. In between the 17th and 18th holes he ducked in to the portable restroom and emerged without the pants he had been wearing during the match (Luckily he had only swapped them out for a pair of shorts). He finished his round in shorts as fans and other golfers applauded his statement to the league. Since then the dress code has not changed, we won’t be seeing any shorts this week! Golf and the Masters Tournament have seen and heard from some interesting stories and characters in its long history. There’s no telling what’s in store for us this week. Luckily there will be plenty of bathroom trailers so golfers won’t have to run through shots to get to them. I’m sure we&r... More
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Health and sanitation go hand in hand, especially when it comes to the public. More specifically, public restrooms. There are some new gadgets that are making their debut in men’s bathrooms all over the world, which can help with both sanitation and health. Never has peeing been so fun! One product plays off the fact that the male gender instinctively likes to aim at things while urinating. And if you’re wondering, no…age makes no difference. So in order to keep more in the urinal and less out of it, places like airports, stadiums, and even schools are putting flies in the urinals. No, not real ones! They're using fly decals and etchings above the drains in urinals as something to aim for. This approach of trying to keep bathrooms cleaner seems to be working. One airport manager reported that shortly after the flies were introduced they had an 80% decrease in spills than previously. So if this does work, imagine the cost and maintenance reductions, as well as the hygiene and health increases of those using them! Also new on the market for public bathrooms are urinal communication devices from Wizmark. These little gadgets are placed over the drain and talk to you as you’re going. They can be equipped with advertisements, reminders, or just funny messages to pass the time, and can be placed in any environment from bars to office buildings to restroom trailers. They are extremely significant for two reasons: a great way of mass advertising, and an excellent way to raise awareness for health issues, such as prostate screenings. They are also good reminders for remembering to zip up and wash hands! Last but not least is the granddaddy of them all…urinal video games! Lehigh Valley’s IronPigs Minor League Baseball team is the first to install this kind of system in the U.S. - it’s already a huge success in the UK. It’s a screen above the urinal that starts a game as soon as it senses so... More
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With the STP Gas Booster 500 in Martinsville next week it’s a good time to think about tailgating the next NASCAR race. Whether it is your first tailgating event or you have been going for years everyone puts some extra planning into their tailgate. For the newcomers it is time to figure out the perfect set up. For the veterans it is time to make their tailgate even bigger and better than last time. It is important to get to the race early to get a good spot. You want to be comfortable. Leave yourself enough space to set up everything you’ve brought. Get a spot close to the portable restrooms so you don’t have to walk too far. While you will obviously have your own particular needs, here are a few extra things to consider bringing. Serving spoons, spatulas, and knives. You don’t want to have to serve heavy portions with plastic spoons or try to flip a burger with a plastic fork. Separate coolers for food and drinks. The drink coolers will be opened much more often. You don’t want people getting drinks to make your food spoil. Portable phone charger. You don’t want to get stranded or lose a friend because your phone dies. Ice. You will go through a ton of ice. Try freezing water bottles the night before and putting them in your coolers. They will keep your food and drinks cold and when they thaw you will have drinking water. Portable Restroom Trailer. If you have a large enough group, consider bringing your own restroom trailer. This will save you from the walk and the long lines that can accumulate. You will also be much more comfortable with your own toilet and hand wash station. Whatever your plans for the next NASCAR event, I hope it is your best tailgating experience yet! Every year is a learning opportunity to build on and come back with an even better set up. Look for our restroom trailers at the raceway!
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Easter is around the corner, and with that oftentimes come egg hunts in fields with Easter Bunny visits, church picnics and events, and in some areas, sunrise services on the beach or in a park. All have in common one thing…the need for sufficient outdoor portable bathrooms. Although an event or service might be held on church grounds, it may be more lucrative and convenient to provide additional outdoor portable restrooms, especially if you are expecting a large attendance or the event is spread out over a significant area. This will create a shorter walking distance to and from the restroom, as well as prevent long lines for it. The same holds true whether the event is held at a park, field, or beach. An adequate amount of toilets at an event is crucial in meeting your guests’ needs. Especially at Easter time when there is fun to be had outside, families with children are drawn to events such as egg hunts, where they can meet the Easter Bunny, expel energy in bounce houses, and enjoy candy, food and drinks. Not only is it important to have enough bathrooms available in a convenient location, but it is essential to provide safe and sanitary bathrooms, too. Moms want their little ones to stay clean and healthy, so offering them a portable bathroom option that they approve of will ensure a good time for all. If you’ve planned an outdoor Easter event but forgot about restroom trailer reservations, it’s not too late. Most companies are willing to accommodate you, even at the last minute. If you’re attending an event and aren’t sure what the restroom accommodations will be, it doesn’t hurt to bring a little pack of tissues and sanitary hand wipes with you, just in case. Make sure you stay safe, warm, and clean, but most of all have fun!
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Daylight savings this past weekend has really put me into the spring mood. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting nicer, and I am ready to get outside for some great spring events! If you are someone who plans an event in the springtime and you aren’t already in full organizer mode I hope these signs of spring have kicked you into action. Something that every outdoor barbeque, fair, concert or wedding will need this spring is portable restrooms. The kind of event you are putting on should determine the kind of facilities you provide. For a wedding you may want to choose a luxury restroom trailer to make your guests feel as comfortable as possible. If you have a multiple day event like a cross-state bike ride or a music festival you may need to provide shower trailers. Find something that fits your practical needs as well as the style of the event. The placement of your portable restrooms is another thing to consider. For a smaller event such as a wedding it is probably more practical to group your bathrooms in one area. For a large event such as a fair you may need to spread restrooms throughout the location to provide easy access for everyone. Consider the placement of other parts of your event and work out the best place for a portable restroom for your specific situation. One of the simplest ways to avoid a problem is to consider how many people will attend your event. You need to be sure you have enough restrooms to accommodate everyone. It is always better to anticipate more guests to be sure you won’t have any overcrowded bathrooms. Although the restrooms are important, when planning your spring event spend as much time as possible don’t neglect thinking about the actual event itself, not just the restrooms! Carefully consider all the details before choosing a portable restroom provider who is capable of handling maintenance and cleaning during the event. Taking a short amount of time to think about these thi... More
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Americans want more privacy when it comes to public restrooms. It appears that trends are rising, according to some U.S. bathroom suppliers; they are noticing “a 50% increase in inquiries for features such as taller doors and privacy hardware.” So what changed? It seems that the European influence on Americans is strong when it comes to privacy in restrooms. As one bathroom supplier and distributor states, “The restrooms in Europe and their mounting are a little different than ours. They also tend to be more private too -- almost floor to ceiling.” The standards for privacy in Europe are higher than in the U.S., and people are catching on. Right now it looks as if gyms, major airports, and office buildings are the mainstream businesses looking to raise the bar for privacy standards in their restrooms. They’ve realized that as a result of these improvements, their employees and clients will be more comfortable. And when you have happy clients and employees, you have a better business. Not only can this trend increase employee morale, or improve client satisfaction, but perhaps it can have a positive effect on health as well. How many times have you gone into a public restroom and could see the shoes under the door and knew who was in there? And because of that same scenario, although you really had to go, you held it because you didn’t want them recognizing your shoes? The scenarios for awkward and embarrassing situations in public bathrooms are endless. Consider this: better privacy produces a higher comfort level; the more comfortable you are, the more your body relaxes; the more relaxed your body is, the easier it is to function properly. As the American Restroom Association puts it, “the lack of privacy and other amenities can have a negative effect on the users and on our culture as a whole.” Portable restroom trailers are a great solution for those businesses catching o... More