December 2018 | Portable Restroom Trailers

Restroom Rentals for Holiday Ice Skating Rinks

It’s the most festive time of the year! As we stroll through the streets of every town and city we provide restroom rentals for this season, we can’t help but admire all of the holiday cheer we see. Town halls are lit up with glistening lights, neighborhoods sparkle with decorations, and events are taking place regularly to allow people to brighten their mood as they enjoy their time.We love that our work allows us to travel all over the country during this time of year. Every city and town we visit has something different to offer for out-of-towners. In a bustling city like New York, a traveler never feels alone amongst the busy holiday shoppers and working professionals. The walk through Central Park is as magical as a fairy tale, and the tree at Rockefeller Center towers over a number of shops and eateries to choose from. Smaller towns like Kansas City offer a different ambiance, with quaint storefronts decorated to the nines and a perfect layer of snow topping every building. The romance of the holiday season in these many different places adds to our joy of the job, making the season that much more special. One winter staple that attracts even the scrooges of the season is the ice skating rink. Fun for children and adults alike, there is nothing quite like gliding around an ice rink on a chilly day. Add in some hot cocoa, friends and family, holiday tunes, and Santa, and you’ve got yourself a wonderful day!In Charleston, NC, we had the pleasure of working with an ice skating rink owner. As he began construction for the season, he decided that the city needed two rinks. He got his crew together and began to build.As construction for the ice skating rinks was coming to an end, the owners began adding amenities that guests would need to enjoy their outing. As they went down the list, they realized a restroom option was necessary. Given the ambiance of the ice rink, port-a-potties were not ideal. Because the rink was temporary, a brick and mortar restroom option would not be cost effective.A BATHROOM SOLUTION WITH RESTROOM RENTALSThat’s when the rink owners came to us. They knew we had the best options out there when it comes to restroom rentals, and we were happy to suggest some options. Given the amount of guests the rink would see each day and the timeline of the rinks open season, we had many options that could be the perfect fit.With plenty of restroom rentals to choose from, we thought the 10 Station Portable Restrooms Trailer, Coastal Series would fit best given their needs.This trailer, one of our 24-foot restroom rentals, is equipped for high-volume use with an 865-gallon waste tank and 200-gallon fresh water tank. Visitors are greeted by a clean and fresh exterior that is built with aluminum steps and handrails for safe and convenient access. The entryway to each suite has ample lighting above the door for added safety and easy entry during anytime, day or night.As visitors enter the restroom rental, they find an interior design scheme with nautical influences. The two-tone gray and white design is elegant and upscale and is complimented by designer flooring and doors to each stall. The men’s suite includes 2 privacy stalls and 3 urinals, while the women’s suite includes 5 privacy stalls.Each stall of the women’s suite has a flushable china toilet that flushes with the step of a pedal. The suite is equipped with a double sink vanity, shatterproof mirror, and a paper towel dispenser for a full and upscale restroom experience. The men’s suite also has flushable toilets in each privacy stall, and urinals are given some added privacy with walls separating each one. Two sink vanities and shatterproof mirrors finish out the men’s suite, with a paper towel dispenser for hand drying.The entire unit also features air conditioning and heat strips in order to maintain a comfortable interior temperature no matter what outside weather may be like. These strips can easily increase or decrease the temperature of the unit when necessary, ensuring that guests have a comfortable experience.The final feature of this portable restroom for rent is the Smarter Restrooms App. In February of 2017, we launched the Smarter Restrooms App, and this tool has helped our many partners to more effectively run their restroom rentals business. The app, which can be downloaded and used on any smartphone, tablet, or laptop, makes the overall management of restroom fleets convenient and more time effective.There are three key features of the Smarter Restrooms App that makes the unit that much easier to manage: Receive Timely NotificationsEach portable restroom trailer unit comes with water saving flushable toilets, running water from sinks, and sometimes, showers and other amenities. This means that fresh water tank and waste tank levels require careful monitoring.No need to do this math on your own any longer! The Smarter Restroom App sends the fleet managers alert notifications when waste and freshwater tank levels are 2⁄3 full or empty, causing the unit will be out of service shortly. This is sure to boost productivity, allowing your team to have easy access to the information they need to keep restroom rentals operating smoothly. All-in-One Control SystemNothing is more important than the experience of your guests. We want to ensure that every user has a comfortable experience in a climate-controlled unit with all the amenities of a brick-and-mortar restroom. This is an easy achievement with the app’s system operations control feature.The app detects and controls shore power, interior climate temperatures, and up-to-date weather conditions, giving units winter protection from freezing temperatures and keeping things cool when hot. This ensures that rental restroom fleet managers stay updated from a remote location - they’ll know what changes are needed to the unit and when, which allows for a consistently pleasant restroom experience for guests.The app also allows for geometric locating, allowing managers to see the exact locations of all portable restroom trailers at all times. Offsite Unit ManagementThe most tasking part of operating a restroom rental fleet is basic management. Making the trip back and forth to one or many units takes up valuable time, which can lower efficient customer service. The app addresses this issue as well.Managers have capabilities to remotely control lights, air conditioning, heating, water heaters, and trailer power. This means managers can operate more restroom trailers off-site, expand their operations, and provide superior service.Overall, the Smarter Restrooms App was developed to allow businesses who use or own restroom rentals to manage them more effectively. The app allows the management team to get more done in less time, makes fleet operations easier in general, and saves valuable employee time. Now, with the app, you can ensure that restroom visitors have a top-notch experience with less manual labor. We’ve made it easy so that your business can provide the best service possible easily, allowing you to grow and prosper.This app is a great tool that has helped the ice skating rink owners manage their restroom rentals that much more effectively. WE CAN HELP YOU WITH RESTROOM RENTALSOver the year, we have assisted such a large variety of businesses and organizations. We have seen restroom rentals elevate event experiences at festivals, outdoor weddings, and black tie affairs. When have seen them provide a little relief for those displaced by the many natural disasters we saw this year. They’ve provided a restroom solution for small businesses going through renovations.We are proud to be a leading provider of restroom rentals and are here to help. What are your restroom needs? Do you have temporary staff in your facilities that your brick and mortar bathroom can’t quite service effectively? Is there an upcoming outdoor event that could use a luxury restroom option? Contact us and let our team of experts find the perfect restroom rentals for you!READY TO PURCHASE?As the end of the year approaches, many businesses are wrapping up their accounting books and preparing for what’s to come. It is rare that many think about making big purchases at the end of the year. With busy holiday schedules, many employees taking time off, and the slightly less productive (yet festive!) vibe in the office, a big purchase may be the last thing on business owners and managers’ minds. You could be missing out! If you are interested in purchasing a portable restroom trailer, the time is now. Many may be inclined to wait until 2019 to sell their used portable restroom trailer or to buy a new one, thinking this is the best course of action. Much to these business owners’ surprise, this is not the case!Under the Section 179 Deduction, you can earn a tax break by selling and buying NOW! This is a savings for all business owners that not many are aware of; there is no advantage in waiting to sell or buy new portable restroom trailers. If you wait until January 1, 2019, you may actually lose money! Capitalize on great deals with our in-stock units to save on the total cost, and ensure delivery by December 31, 2018 to qualify for the section 179 deduction.As stated on the IRS website:You can elect to recover all or part of the cost of certain qualifying property, up to a limit, by deducting it in the year you place the property in service. This is the section 179 deduction. You can elect the section 179 deduction instead of recovering the cost by taking depreciation deductions.To learn more on the IRS website, click here.What is the Section 179 Deduction?Using the Section 179 tax code, you can deduct the full purchase price of any equipment which qualifies and is purchased or financed during the tax year in question. What this means is if you buy or lease equipment (like portable restroom trailers), it is possible to deduct the full purchase price from your gross income. By adding up your total equipment, software, and vehicles purchased for your business in 2017, you can write off or expense up to 100% of the cost of a portable restroom for purchase for up to $500,000, and then 50% of the remaining balance up to $2,000,000! Leveraging this deduction allows businesses to jump on what they need now instead of waiting over the next few years by only writing off the depreciation values. With industry price increases on the horizon reaching 6-10%, this is just another reason to purchase now instead of waiting.Assets eligible for the deduction don’t need to be brand new, just new to you. This means that new and used portable restroom trailers are applicable. If you purchase a new portable restroom or shower trailer, we also offer a great one-year buy back program of up to 80% of the original purchase price based on unit condition.To make this process easier for our customers, we have secured extremely attractive financing through our bank. We are offering 90 days same as cash with some of the best rates ever on portable restroom trailer equipment. Contact us at 1-877-600-8645 to learn more about our financing offers. For more information, visit this site devoted to this tax deduction. Please make certain you also have an educated conversation with your tax preparer; you will need to fill out part one of IRS form 4562 for this deduction.Want a little more information?Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 1-877-600-8645 to find our about taking advantage of the section 179 Deduction on your portable restroom trailer lease, purchase, or sale! In order to qualify, equipment must be purchased and out in to use by December 31st, 2018, so act soon!
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Laundry Trailers are Helping with Disaster Relief Efforts

2018 has truly been a year of ups and downs. We have seen a number of record breaking natural disasters challenge our country. From the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii to the hurricanes on the East Coast, it saddens us to see so many displaced families, destroyed businesses, and suffering communities. Despite the sadness the disasters have caused, it prides us to see how Americans have remained resilient, helping their fellow neighbor, volunteering as first responders, and doing all that they can to get these pieces of our nation back on their feet. As providers of a variety of portable trailers, our restroom, shower, and laundry trailers have come to the aid of many. Organizations and communities have appreciated the value that these simple, everyday amenities bring to a low morale right after a disaster strikes.We have used laundry trailers specifically to aid a wide variety of organizations. Volunteer organizations put them to use by providing washers and dryers for affected families and individuals. In many cases, power or water may not be available after a disaster. Our laundry trailers ensure that access to clean clothing is made possible.Other organizations, like community centers or churches, use them to keep linens and blankets clean for those who need shelter. After the trauma of potentially losing your house, car, or memories left behind, the comfort of a clean place to lie your head is essential.Overall, these units have provided an amenity that many of us take for granted. When you lose everything, a simple task like putting a load in the wash becomes a luxury. As communities begin to recover after these disasters strike, we are glad to provide a small trinket of hope when all is lost.WHY LAUNDRY TRAILERS HELP There are many ways that our laundry trailers provide aid when disaster strikes. A key factor that many of our clients appreciate is the easy maintenance of our units. When the call is made for laundry trailers, they’re delivered quickly and are able to be used soon after.Setup and breakdown is easy. We have created our units to be very user friendly, ensuring that fleet renters and owners are able to access all that they need and get laundry trailers up and running. The faster the trailers are up and running, the sooner they can start providing aid for those in need. One goal that our CEO had when our company was first founded was to provide a high quality product at an affordable price. That is why we have provided many options for payment when it comes to renting our purchasing a laundry trailer. We allow clients to choose to pay the trailer off in full or check out financing options. These options make our units accessible to businesses of all sizes and for a wide variety of uses.After laundry trailers are delivered and set up, they are available for a wide variety of used during a disaster. We have had many churches and communities come to us for laundry trailers. When emergency strikes, these nonprofit organizations are the first to house those who have been displaced. Laundry trailers allow these organizations to provide clean blankets, sleeping bags, and other comforting and warm items for their guests. After use, they are able to rewash these items and provide them for others who may need them. In addition to providing warm items, these laundry trailers can allow those seeking refuge to clean their clothing and other cloth articles. When someone has lost nearly everything, these last few items can mean the world to them. It can provide them with the comfort they need as they begin the recovery journey. Laundry trailers give these citizens the opportunity to care for their possessions.Aside from providing guests with sleeping items and a solution for any cloth items they’d like to wash, laundry trailers can provide simple, everyday assistance for organizations aiding in disaster relief. Other items, like mats, rugs, table cloths, or other small things we take for granted everyday can be what provides comfort for those displaced. These trailers can help to keep temporary shelters clean and welcoming. TRAILERS FOR NATIONS FORD CHEMICAL COMPANY While laundry trailers help with nonprofits and organizations providing relief for the affected, another group that benefits from them are small businesses. Many of us don’t think about how a disaster can affect local businesses. Depending on the damage, some must stop operating altogether for a period of time.When disaster strikes, we are ready to help by providing these companies with the tools they need to get back to business as quickly and effectively as possible. One company we were happy to aid was the Nations Ford Chemical Company. This company, based in South Carolina, provides chemicals for companies worldwide.When Hurricane Florence hit South Carolina, it put Nations Ford Chemical temporarily out of business. In order to get back up and running, employees were working around the clock, and with chemicals that may be harmful without proper care. Laundry trailers provide employees with a small amenity from home, allowing them to clean materials safely and thoroughly. Browse the collection here. DISASTER RELIEF 2018 PROGRESSAfter the shocking disasters we’ve seen this year, we can’t help but feel proud of fellow citizens in many of the affected areas. We have seen everyday heroes rise to the occasion and help neighbors as needed. Restroom, shower, and laundry trailers have aided in some way during each disaster in the US. Despite damages, hope was never lost.As 2018 comes to an end, we reflect on what has passed and prepare for a new year to come. We urge you to keep giving to disaster relief funds and to remember that we are stronger when we help each other. Let’s continue to support those in need in 2019!If you know of a community that could use our laundry trailers to help with disaster relief, reach out to us! We are ready and equipped to help. Source for disaster relief donations:
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5 Elements Your Next Outdoor Event Needs

An outdoor event can be a truly special and magical experience for guests. From the very place they enter the event to the last performance or element they come in contact with, every detail of an event has its impact on a guest’s overall impression. While many event professionals love paying attention to those big details, like flawless decorations, creative performers and entertainment, and an overall unique touch that makes the event stand out, the value is, to many event careerist’s surprise, in the small details.While those big details do leave their impression, looking over the little things can truly break an event’s experience. Are all of the tents lined up and matching? Is the stage perfectly centered? Does each table setting match all of the others? Event professionals who look at these small touches are the ones who are going to truly impress with their event. It’s an almost psychological difference - these small details won’t necessarily be seen by your audience, but the small touches together give an event that “je ne se quois” effect. That’s where portable restroom trailer rentals step in. When it comes to an outdoor event, restroom options seem limited, with most going with a port-a-potty option or hoping for access to a brick-and-mortar bathroom. We are here to remind you: there is much more to explore. As you consider your upcoming events, we want you to think about 5 elements that will elevate the experience of your outdoor events. 1. LightingMany have said it before, and we’re saying it again. Lighting. Is. Everything!Nothing sets the tone and ambiance of an event quite like lighting. When planning your next outdoor event, consider your options. Are you getting a lot of natural light? How can you emphasize it? Will the sun set during your event? Consider a lighting option that turns on at the perfect twilight moment. If natural light is not an option for your event, accent lighting and safety lighting should be considered. 2. Finger FoodsCulinary creativity has truly changed the event business. When, in previous year, finger foods were limited to less elegant events, you can now impress the highest class and luxury events with finger foods. When considering an outdoor option, think about the experience of your guests. They will mostly be moving about, having to balance both a drink and food. Eating with a knife and fork will be difficult, forcing many to sit down to enjoy their food. Finger foods allow for the inevitably active event environment. While a formal seating is an option for outdoor events, it is best to adapt to the new and trendy experiential event that provides a natural flow with little formalities. Ditch the fork and knife and have some fun with finger foods.3. Sitting and Standing OptionsTo accommodate the free-flowing atmosphere of an outdoor event, sitting and standing options are encouraged. This not only allows you to play with visual design by using different table levels, but also provides guests with different social options. They can choose to sit and enjoy their meal, or have a drink with a gathering of friends around a tall bar table. Guests will naturally want to mix and mingle in the different environments you provide them with. 4. Basic AmenitiesThere are some things that have simply been lacking in the outdoor events arena. From hand washing with warm water to having mirrors for a quick touch-up, there are some things that we’ve sacrificed in the past to enjoy an outside event. With portable restroom trailer rentals, this is no longer a sacrifice that has to be made! Our trailers like the  7 Station Luxury Series are available for rent and purchase. They come with all of the amenities of a home bathroom and keep the level of sophistication high, matching the ambiance of your event. Consider a portable restroom trailer rental at your next event!5. A Memorable MomentNow that you’ve taken time to look at every little detail, this bonus touch is a not so small detail but can be the cherry on top of your perfect event.Whether you release balloons or lanterns into the sky, have a huge firework display or a ball drop, having that one special moment during your event that stands out is a touch that we suggest for all events, indoor and out. Take time to get creative - it doesn’t have to be fireworks! - and use this element to solidify your event as a memory your guests will remember for a lifetime. Have something to add to our list? Use the comments below to share your favorite detail of event planning and production.Make sure you take time to browse our selection of portable restroom trailer rentals and pick the perfect one for your event! From luxury to classic, big to small, we have a wide range of inventory and can guarantee we have the right for your outdoor event. Get a quote on your portable restroom trailer rentals today!
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Winterize your Restroom Trailers this Season

Here at Portable Restroom Trailers, we pride ourselves in providing the best products in our industry. We build products with quality that lasts, but despite all the precautions we may take during production, something are hard to prepare for.For those who experience extreme weather conditions, we know how hard it can get to maintain your restroom trailer. Maintenance issues are bound to arise: what if your water freezes? What if the hose gets clogged by ice? How do I keep my restroom guests comfortable during use?These are all thoughts we’ve had when thinking about how to continue to improve our product. We want you to have the highest quality experience possible after your purchase. When it comes to cold weather, note these tips to ensure your restroom trailers stay functioning and keep that high quality for long periods of time. PROTECT YOUR WATER SUPPLYWrap heat tape around a ¾” garden hose. Use duct tape to hold it in place, about every 12 inches.Put foam tube insulation around the hose and heat tape. Leave the plugs and power lights uncovered.Run duct tape down the insulation, leaving the connecting ends, plugs and power lights uncovered. If you cover them, you will not be able to connect the water or power. Leave test lights and power lights uncovered (for testing and to be sure the hose remains working).CREATE A BOXPlace two 1500-watt electric heaters under the unit. Be sure you have sufficient power!Build a 2×2 or 2×4 wood frame to fit underneath each side of the unit. This is going to box the bottom of the outside of the unit.Fill any gaps with insulationCut ½” plywood to fit frame for each side. Be sure to consider stairs when cutting your wood. Stairs should be out and in place before measuring.Measure and cut out a 6”x6” square to cover the drain access. Attach this with hinges so you can access the drain when needed. This will protect drain valve from freezing.Eliminate gaps and holes on the tongue side of the unit with R-13 (or greater) insulation.Staple insulation inside the wood boxCut a piece of insulation in half and lay it on the ground where the box will be placed. This eliminates gaps between the wood and the ground.AFTER PLYWOOD IS ATTACHEDFill any small gaps on the top and bottom of the box with insulationStaple bubble wrap around the outside of the wood unit. This closes of gaps and keeps cold air out and heat in.Use electrical tape to cover plug connections that will remain outside.FOR UNITS NOT IN USE FOR THE WINTEREliminate the use of power and water until the unit is ready to be used again.Drain water from all the lines.Add non-toxic RV “Pink Water System” antifreezeUnplugFollow these simple tips and your restroom rentals will maintain their quality for long time coming!
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3 Ways to Upgrade your Outdoor Event with Luxury Bathroom Rentals

Over the years, we have built an impressive inventory of portable restroom trailers. We have designed a trailer for every occasion, from construction sites to black tie events and everything in between.When our owner first broke into the sanitation business, she noticed that restroom rentals provided a very basic experience. They only contained what was absolutely necessary, did not consider the effects of outdoor temperature, and had no additional amenities that made the experience comfortable for guests. With this in mind, our company was born and created a new kind of trailer. These ranged from basic, affordable trailers for things like work projects, mid- level luxury for a more upscale need, and luxury bathroom rentals for the high end needs.Our luxury restroom rentals have truly changed the game when it comes to outdoor events. We know how important looks can be when it comes to an event. Design is the first thing attendees will see. No matter how much money is put into an event, visual aesthetic is one of the most important aspects. With a luxury restroom rental, you can guarantee that attendees have an experience like no other. Get rid of the hideous row of port-a-potties! Here are three ways our rental will upgrade any outdoor event. DesignIn many cases, event design is the most important factor of an event. A good event has amazing visuals that are capable of creating ambiance and inspiring an emotional reaction from attendees. Whether it’s “WOW” or “AMAZING,” that initial visual impression can make or break an event.What doesn’t give us a WOW factor is that inevitable row of port-a-potties that all guests dread having to visit. Unfortunately, it is rare to come across a port-a-potty experience that is pleasant or memorable. Whether your event is a music festival or a black tie outdoor dinner, the restroom experience is important. Why go through the effort of creating an atmosphere when it is immediately broken by looking at a port-a-potty, let alone entering one?This thought process is what inspired our luxury bathroom rentals. We wanted to not only create a restroom exterior that fit the ambiance of an event, but wanted to take that elegant experience inside of the bathroom. Our luxury bathroom rentals guarantee that every detail of your event design has been looked over and approved as an elevated experience, even when doing something as mundane as using the restroom.AmenitiesLet’s get real. Think about the last event you attended as a guest. Over the course of the event, how many times did you need to use a restroom?Now, as an event planner, apply that number to your guests. Considering how often the average guest will have to come in contact with the restroom, wouldn’t you prefer to offer them the best experience possible? How will many visits to a port-a-potty affect the response to your event?We think that a temporary restroom solution should offer all the amenities of a home bathroom. We’ve equipped our luxury bathroom rentals with those little things we take for granted: hot water, heat and air conditioning strips, mirrors, paper towels dispensers, blow dryers, and even interior design. We know how important these little things are, and providing them for guests will make your event stand out that much more. ExperienceAs important as event design is, we’d say that guest experience is the number one ranker of success when it comes to events. It’s why you spend time on the design, the vendors, the entertainment, and the amenities. At the end of it all, you want your guests to leave with smiles on their faces and memories to share with friends and family.This is also number one on our list in the sanitation industry. We realized that no one had really given guest experience much thought when creating the first restroom trailers. We took a great concept and upgraded it by putting ourselves in the shoes of the guest. What makes a restroom experience pleasant?By adding in the amenities that aren’t quite necessary but are very nice to have, we created our luxury bathroom rentals. We know that we can provide a restroom experience that is unique in portable options. Guests will definitely notice the extra effort and will appreciate the upgrade, elevating your overall event experience. If the smallest of tasks is elegant, the atmosphere as a whole becomes more impressive.Tell us about an upcoming outdoor event that you are hosting or producing! We’d love to introduce you to our line of luxury bathroom rentals and find the perfect fit for you event design and experience.
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