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Portable Bathroom Trailer Upgrades with the Smarter Restrooms App

After over a decade in the sanitation industry, we have truly seen it all. We remember a world where porta potties were the only temporary restroom option. Our founder, along with others in the industry, noticed an opportunity to upgrade the portable restroom experience. The portable bathroom trailer was born, and every year we think up new ways to make creative improvements to our product.In February of 2017, we launched the Smarter Restrooms App, and this tool has helped our many partners to more effectively run their restroom trailer business. The app, which can be accessed online and used on any smartphone, tablet, or laptop, makes the overall management of restroom fleets convenient and more time effective.As we continue to partner with new businesses, we want to highlight the value of purchasing a portable bathroom trailer with the Smarter Restrooms App feature. Read ahead to discover three key upgrades that the app provides. Receive Timely NotificationsEach portable bathroom 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 trailers 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, allowing 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 portable bathroom trailer 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 that use or own restroom trailers 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.Browse available units today!
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Purchase Restroom Trailers with our Lease-to-Own Program

One of the most important components of owning or operating a business is managing finances. From finding ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality to maintaining a steady cash flow and everything in between, finances determine the success or failure of a business. With inflation, supply chain shortages, and saturated markets to fight against this year, now is the time to optimize your financial plan while maintaining the quality of your brand. Our new lease-to-own program is designed to help businesses just like yours gain access to the restroom trailers you need more efficiently.We chose to redevelop the lease-to-own program because we are committed to helping businesses of all sizes succeed. Big-item purchases like restroom trailers can often be unreachable for some small businesses, nonprofits, or newly launched companies. We remember being that new business, struggling to stretch a small budget and making every dollar count. Some necessities were simply out of reach for us, but with programs like lease-to-own, our business skyrocketed.We think that every business deserves the opportunity to win. The lease-to-own program was designed with small businesses in mind and is a money-saving strategy that we want to offer our clients. Learn five things about the lease-to-own program and consider it as a purchasing option for your restroom trailers. Get the tools you need to operate your business as successfully as possible with this inclusive program. 1. No Deposit RequiredWe prioritize being an inclusive company, and this means changing how we make our product accessible. Some businesses simply don’t have the cash flow for a large lump sum deposit. The lease-to-own program makes restroom trailers available without putting that large sum of money down. You can now access the business tools you need without draining funds.2. Customizable TermsEvery business is different, and to us, that meant ensuring that every lease-to-own agreement is a perfect fit for that unique business. From early payoff to longer terms with small payments, we are able to create a plan that is a fit for your needs after your first 12 monthly payments.3. Maintain Your Cash FlowWith no deposit required and the ability to work with us and customize what your term looks like after the first year, the lease-to-own program helps you to maintain the cash flow you need for operations. Your restroom trailers don’t have to be a big-ticket purchase that drains your account all at once. Our program is specifically designed to ensure you keep access to the money you need to succeed.4. Restroom Trailers Buyback PolicyPurchasing your restroom trailers with the lease-to-own program will be treated equally to any other purchasing option. That means you get to maintain your access to the Buyback Policy. This policy allows you to sell us your unit when you no longer need it or are ready for an upgrade. It’s a business tool that many of our clients use on a regular basis!5. Use Section 179 Tax AdvantageJust like with the buyback policy, you will maintain your access to other business perks like the Section 179 tax advantage. This write-off allows you to qualify for tax refunds on big-ticket purchases for your company. Learn more about it here. Access Restroom Trailers with Lease-to-OwnOverall, the lease-to-own program is an equitable partnership that can get you the restroom trailers you need more efficiently and without emptying your business accounts. It’s designed to allow for small, monthly payments that will help you work toward equipment ownership while maintaining your operations.Speak with a specialist about purchasing your restroom trailers with the lease-to-own program. We are here to support you every step of the way!
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Upgrade Portable Restroom Trailers with the Smarter Restrooms App

Technological advancements continue to improve the way companies do business. We have seen so many new and innovative creations in the past five years alone, and Portable Restroom Trailers is proud to say that we’re advancing the bathroom trailers industry right alongside others.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.As we continue to partner with new businesses, we want to highlight the value of purchasing a portable restroom trailer with the Smarter Restrooms App feature. Read ahead to discover three key upgrades that the app provides. Receive Timely Notificationsportable restroom trailers come 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 trailers 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 Portable Restroom Trailers 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.Upgrade your Portable Restroom TrailersOverall, the Smarter Restrooms App was developed to allow businesses that use or own portable restroom trailers 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. See units now available with the Smarter Restrooms App
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Do Restroom Trailers Qualify for Section 179 Tax Savings?

Tax season is officially here! As business owners and entrepreneurs, we know that your number 1 goal is to save money and increase profit. You are always on the lookout for not only a great deal, but for short-term and long-term solutions that help you grow as a business. We know the feeling - in the portable bathrooms business, we are always trying new strategies to keep that income in the green and rising.As a nation founded on principles of individual success and making something great out of nothing, the government supplies a number of tools to help small businesses find their ground and grow. One of these tools is the Section 179 Deduction.Under the Section 179 Deduction, you can earn a tax break by selling and buying throughout the year! This is a savings opportunity for all business owners that not many are aware of and it's best to start planning ahead now and thinking about business purchases that will pay off by the end of the year. This is especially important for businesses wanting custom-made portable bathrooms as supply chain shortages have caused longer manufacturing times.We're letting you no now with plenty of time to take advantage! Capitalize on great deals with our in-stock units to save on the total cost, and ensure delivery by the end of 2022 to qualify for the section 179 deduction.What is 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 select the section 179 deduction instead of recovering the cost by taking depreciation deductions.”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 2022, 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.To learn more on the IRS website,click here.Use the Section 179 Deduction on Portable BathroomsAssets eligible for the deduction don’t need to be brand new, just new to you. This means that new and used portable bathrooms 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 trailers and equipment. Contact us at 1-866-275-7092 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.More Information on Section 179 Deduction for Restroom TrailersRequest a quote, contact us, or give us a call at 1-866-807-9043 to find out about taking advantage of the Section 179 Deduction on your portable restroom trailers lease, purchase, or sale! In order to qualify, equipment must be purchased and shipped by December 31st, 2022.Check Out Our Available Inventory!To see what restroom trailers are available for this deduction, check out the Available Now (<--add link to available now page here) section on our website.
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Portable Bathrooms Can Improve Your City

When was the last time you actively thought about going to the restroom? The answer: probably not recently. This is because going to the restroom is a mundane everyday activity that we really only think about when there is nowhere to go. When we are at home, a restaurant, or at work there is always a restroom for us so no thought is required. Also, parks typically have a restroom or portable bathrooms for our outdoor restroom needs.Let’s change the scenario. Say you’re in a new city and unfamiliar with the local businesses. You feel that urge and are forced to spend time searching for the nearest public restroom. Perhaps you're an expecting mother, and sometimes, when you have to go, you HAVE to go! Other times, children will need to use the restroom urgently and unexpectedly. We should also think about the many homeless people in our country who don’t have access to these basic amenities. Where do they go when they need to?As we can see there are many city planning questions to address the restroom needs in all communities and a common solution for these needs are portable restroom trailers. Our portable bathrooms provide that quick and easy solution to all those restroom questions and more and more cities are realizing the importance of providing a public restroom that is accessible to all. Below, we look at a bathroom study done in Denver, Colorado that shows how providing a restroom trailer has improved their hometown. We use this article from PEW as a reference. Clean Solutions with Portable BathroomsPublic “comfort stations” were extremely popular during the mid-20’s, but as people moved to suburban areas, the stations became less prevalent. Following 9/11 terrorist attacks, office and apartment buildings stepped up security, limiting access to their facilities. This has left the homeless population and tourists without many restroom options.The Denver Department of Public Works found that providing public restrooms near outdoor malls and where people gather has a significant impact on the tourist traffic. Having portable bathrooms in public places encourages people to walk, bike, and use transits within the city because they always have a way to use the restroom. City and planning officials in cities across America say having public restrooms encourage those with health conditions to visit downtown areas because they know a restroom will be available. In addition to increasing foot traffic, Denver has found that having outdoor, public restrooms drastically decreases the prevalence of public urination and defecation.3 Ways Portable Bathrooms Improve Cities Denver discovered how much cleaner their city was when portable bathrooms are provided for the public. See how this operational tool can support and improve your city in three major ways.EventsOutdoor activities like movie nights on the lawn and wine tastings will be especially popular this summer as people gather more and more. With rising popularity, the need for public restrooms will be essential. As you begin to discuss future public space activations, consider upgrading those porta potties to portable bathrooms. Public AccessAs you can see, having bathroom options that are available on a regular basis is extremely beneficial. Portable bathrooms are a clean and quick solution. Ideal for families, tourists, and even to provide those displaced with a basic amenity, we have seen our trailers used as a quick and affordable option.CleanlinessResearch and experience have concluded that not providing public restrooms leads to dirtier streets. Whether it be the homeless population who have no other options or the group of rowdy college students on their way home from the bars at 2 a.m., there will always be someone who could benefit from having access to that public restroom. Keep your streets clean for locals and tourists alike by providing portable bathrooms as dependable options!Need to clean up your city and keep it clean? Our collection of available portable bathrooms can help. We would love to start the conversation to make this possible! Contact us to chat with our knowledgeable staff.
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5 Health and Safety Tips for 2022 Events

When planning an event, there are so many details that tend to seduce the passionate planner away from more mundane tasks. You get swept up by menus and design, entertainment and florals, and may put key experiential things like health and safety at the end of your list.It’s time to reprioritize! With flu season and COVID-19 making their rounds, it is important for event planners to pay extra attention to the health and safety of their crowds. Ensuring that everyone leaves in the same state they entered is more important than ever.Fortunately, the savvy planner has learned that there are quite a few preventative measures that they can take to ensure their event is a safe and healthy environment for guests. See some tips below that will help you to make sure your visitors stay in tip-top shape despite the diseases that may come and go.  HydrationMany of us take for granted the importance of drinking water. We don’t realize how necessary it is to keep our bodies running. This is especially true when temperatures begin to peak. Hot summer events see many victims of severe dehydration and it’s important that, as an event, you promote drinking water for health and safety. A hydrated body is also more capable of fighting off new bacteria that may enter the body. Make sure to provide free water for guests so you can ensure you do your part to keep your attendees hydrated. Hand WashingHandwashing is one of the best ways to prevent the spreading of disease, especially in a crowded setting. We all know how it goes: you touch a contaminated surface, germs are on your hands, you touch your face, now germs are in your body. It can be a vicious cycle, but can also be easily broken by washing your hands. Ensure your guests are practicing this important health and safety tip by providing handwashing stations in addition to your restrooms. Our Hand Washing Trailer is perfectly equipped to handle crowds of all sizes, allowing every guest access to a sink when they need one. CapacityLet’s deal with the serious stuff first. When planning your event, paying attention to venue size is an important task because if you fill your venue above capacity, you’ll get fined. The fire department enforces capacity for health and safety purposes. So yes, we all want to avoid that fine! But more importantly, this reminds us to be conscious of crowd size. Overcrowded venues can cause violence and spread disease. Double-check your capacity requirements and listen to what Fire advises. It’s for your community’s own good. AccessibilityWhen you see the word accessibility, your first thought is probably about those with disabilities. This is good! It is absolutely important to ensure that your event is accessible for all to enjoy and we make restroom trailers to ensure that the bathroom is a welcoming place as well. But let’s take accessibility a bit further. It’s not just about those with disabilities. It’s about ensuring bathroom lines don’t get too long or too packed, making sure first aid is available if needed (see #5 below!) and confirming that everyone can get to an exit in case of an emergency. Accessibility to these items and more can make or break your event when it comes to health and safety. Take the time to examine your venue and make sure that accessibility is prioritized for all.  First Aid and Onsite MedicalIn case the worst does happen for someone in your crowd, it is important for you, as the event manager, to be prepared for a medical emergency. No matter what the case may be, from severe dehydration to a small scratch needing a band-aid, making sure you have tools - and the people with knowledge - to assist is crucial. When it comes to events, you simply never know. It’s best to stay fully prepared and ready to take on whatever may get thrown at you.With these tips, you can run successful events while keeping the health and safety of your crowd in mind. Preventative measures like hand washing and hydration ensure your event doesn’t cause the spreading of disease, and maintaining a safe crowd that has access to necessary amenities keeps attendees happy and well taken care of.Let us help your event succeed further with restroom rentals! Our trailers are fully equipped with amenities that help to support health and safety. Contact us for information on what may be the perfect fit for your event!
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