Restroom Trailer Tips & Education

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.
Read More

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!
Read More

A Year of With Bathroom Trailers

2022 is in full swing! As teams across every industry get started with Q1 goals, we want to take the time to introduce how bathroom trailers are a fantastic business tool all year round. With anticipated supply chain shortages and longer manufacturing times, it’s best to anticipate all of your business needs for the year ahead right now. Below, we have outlined annual trends that we are expecting and hope that these insights will help you prioritize your timely investments for 2022. If you are going to need bathroom trailers this year, no matter what time, contact us today to begin the conversation. This is especially important for those who need restrooms that are custom-built - the earlier we get started, the better! Let’s get your business ahead of the rush and start the year stronger than ever.January - FebruaryMunicipalitiesStart the year fully stocked and ready to support staff as they help to keep towns and cities running smoothly. Bathroom trailers can support electric workers, street cleaners, water management, and other necessary small government departments.EventsAs event planners and producers begin making plans for a number of events to come this year, consider ditching the dreaded porta-potty experience with bathroom trailer rentals.ConstructionFor an industry that never really has an off-season, we have created bathroom trailers that are just as durable and efficient as its workers. Lines like the Affordable Advantage Series are top choices for these managers and business owners.March - AprilTravel and TourismAs the weather warms up, the travel bug within us all awakens. The travel and tourism industry can prepare for their busy season with bathroom trailers. Provide them for visitors at your wharf, downtown, landmarks, vineyards, theme parks, and more!TransportationTruck and delivery drivers keep the modern world moving. Make their rest stops and worksites more comfortable with bathroom trailer options like the shower trailer combo.AgricultureWhether your farm needs seasonal or year-round staff, prepare to support those hard workers with a restroom that isn’t a long walk away. Bathroom trailers extend your brick-and-mortar restroom without the expensive renovations.May - July:  Summer StaffPools, national parks, tourist destinations, and more will need the support of additional staff during the busy travel season. Ensure they are supported (a provide them for your guests as well!) with portable bathroom trailers. Natural Disaster PreparednessAs hurricane, tornado, and fire season all approach, ensure that your first responders and organizations are ready to support the community. Bathroom trailers can help provide for not only staff and volunteers but members of the community as well. Back to schoolPack your backpacks, kids! School is back in session in August and September, and some campuses need portable restrooms to ensure that all have restroom access when they need it. If purchasing isn't in your school budget, try a rental!August - OctoberHarvestThe farm is busy once again! For those who hire to support the harvest season, support those extra staff with restrooms and showers. Fall and Winter DestinationsTravel and event industries should begin to prepare for an uptick in visitation at certain fall and winter venues. Open your pumpkin patch with confidence, add great customer service to your haunted houses, and support bundled-up skaters at ice rinks with bathroom trailers like the Tradewinds series.Logistics and TransportationBusy season is around the corner for the logistics and transportation industries. Support staff during longer work hours, ensure access as you hire seasonal hires, and more with bathroom trailers. November - DecemberSeasonal StaffMany industries will need to hire staff to support them through the holidays. Make sure employees have a positive experience while working for your brand, no matter how long they’re on the team. Holiday SeasonCrazy how fast a year flies by! The holiday season is a perfect time for restroom rentals for retail, events, travel, and more. Make them inclusive with ADA-complaint options!Spring Event PrepBy now you’ll be thinking about 2023. Get ahead for your early year events by reserving your bathroom trailers during the month of December. Satellite restroom trailers offer some great, elegant options for the event industryGet Your Bathroom Trailers TodayWe have worked with this wide variety of industries for years and make these recommendations based on time-tested experience. We have provided our bathroom trailers as rental facilities during events, disaster recovery, and for seasonal employees, as well as for those needing more long-term solutions, like construction sites, logistics companies, and more.Support your year of business in 2022 with bathroom trailers. Get your quote today!
Read More

3 Ways Restroom Trailers can Support 2022 Business

New year, new goals! As January approaches and we begin 2022, the team here at Portable Restroom Trailers has made it a point to have discussions about the future to come. We are excited to build up new employees, set new sales goals, and form new partnerships with companies nationwide. As you begin your new year of business, we want you to consider how we can partner. Our restroom trailers are versatile, fitting the need of businesses in a variety of industries. Whether you’re hosting a big event, an important meeting, setting up an offsite workplace, or many needs in between, we have a portable restroom rental that will fit your needs. We are experts in our field, ready to hear your needs for accessible, portable, and upscale restrooms. While not at the top of your everyday to-do list, bathrooms are a part of everyday life. A number of needs for restroom trailers could arise, from brick-and-mortar remodeling to hosting that perfect outdoor event, disaster relief aid to construction site management. No matter what may come, here’s how we are able to help your business in the year to come.   An Affordable Bathroom Solution   There are so many reasons why a temporary restroom solution may be needed throughout the business year. This mostly depends on your industry. For event planners, restrooms are needed for those outdoor events and venues, or when the venue doesn’t provide a brick-and-mortar option. For project managers and construction sites, onsite restrooms are needed when working away from the office. Eventually, all buildings need a little TLC, which can put the regular restroom out of order temporarily. No matter what that need may be, we are able to provide an affordable solution with restroom trailers. We have trailers that fit every budget and payment plans that are flexible. When you need a restroom solution, count on us to provide the best quality for the best price.    A Restroom Trailer For Every Occasion   As mentioned above, there are such a wide variety of needs that could arise when it comes to restroom trailers. Our specialty is customizing our trailers so that they are suited to fit these many different needs. Depending on what our partners need, we deliver a trailer that is a perfect fit. For black-tie events, executive meetings, and other more high-end needs, our restroom trailers like the 4 Station Mariner Series and 5 Station Seabreeze Luxury Series. For more casual needs, like construction sites and at the office, units like the 5 Station Calypso Series are a perfect fit - clean and comfortable with simple interior design touches. No matter which of our portable restrooms you need, we can guarantee that you’ll have a temporary bathroom option with all of the amenities of a brick-and-mortar restroom.   Restroom Trailers on Your Schedule   We know that every rental situation is different. From short term to long term, small to large fleet, our rental opportunities are flexible.  We also pride ourselves on fast delivery. We have delivered some of our restroom trailers in 4 hours, so if you have an urgent, unexpected need, we are ready to provide them in record time, anywhere in the country. We realize that schedules change, so if you need to extend your order, no problem! Our sales reps are always here to help you. We encourage you to browse our inventory and see what type of portable restrooms could be the right fit for your business needs. Let us take care of your restroom needs so you can get back to working on those goals! 
Read More

Winter Solutions for Restroom Trailers

As we all begin to experience winter weather in full swing, business leaders must think about the changes needed to operate in cooler temperatures. As leading providers of restroom trailers, we understand that climate control is high priority for an ideal bathroom experience, and we keep the changing of seasons in mind as we craft our special upgrade packages.We often work with businesses who are interested in purchasing our portable restroom trailers, and although a sale may be complete, we believe in long-term partnerships with companies we sell to. We provide a wide variety of add-ons and upgrades for trailers that make them ideal for restroom trailers year-round. As the year comes to an end and with cold January around the corner, we know that fleet owners are beginning to think about running their restroom trailers during the colder seasons. Below, you’ll find an outline of our heating packages and upgrades that will guarantee that restroom users stay comfortable and warm despite outside weather.Three Season Heat PackageThe Three Season Heat Package is ideal for businesses that have units being used in milder winter climates. With the ability to withstand temperatures as low as 30 degrees, it can handle a little frost.This package equips restroom trailer owners with a waste tank de-icing system This ensures that contents do not freeze up despite the potential of slightly below freezing temperatures. The de-icing system can make fleet owners feel confident that this critical tank is not affected by extreme temperatures and can continue operating in excellent condition.Maintenance managers of restroom trailers can also remain confident in the unit’s ability to provide a warm climate for guests with the addition of the 750-watt heater. This powerful heater is added to each suite and maintains a comfortable temperature for users.To aid the heater in keeping the climate comfortable, this package also includes an upgrade to the entire unit. Insulated walls and ceiling are added, keeping the warm air in and the cold air out. Finally, this package includes the 2-30 amp marine style power cord upgrade.Together, these upgrades work to guarantee that your restroom trailers are comfortable for guests in temperatures as low as 30 degrees. Your unit will be ready for winter in no time!Four Season Heat PackageFor those living in more extreme climates, a few more upgrades are necessary to withstand some seriously cold weather. There are some locations where a 30-degree minimum limit simply won’t do - and some living in these climates wouldn’t even consider 30 degrees true winter weather!For those who agree, we have packaged together an upgrade built to withstand as low as -20 degrees - our California clients can’t imagine it! Here are the upgrades you’ll need to maintain your restroom trailers.First, this upgrade includes almost everything that comes with the three season package, including the de-icing system, insulated walls and ceiling, and 2-30 amp marine style power chord.In addition to these features, the four season package provides an upgrade from the 750-watt heater. A 40k BTU ducted furnace is installed and provides heat to the restrooms, allowing the interior temperature to reach a comfortable temperature. The unit also has two 30lb LP tanks mounted at the front.To further insulate the unit, we add underfloor spray insulation. This means that your unit will be completely insulated from top to bottom, keeping that wanted heat in and cold out. An insulated LP cover is also included to protect the two tanks at the front.As added protection from the outside cold, we create a foil-wrapped exterior before adding the metal finish, which provides your restroom trailer with the most protection from cold weather possible.Winter Ready Restroom TrailersOverall, each package is customized to ensure that your restroom rentals business continues to operate in extreme winter weather. You won’t have to worry about a customer’s lack of comfort - these winter upgrades are designed to keep heat in and the cold out in every way possible. When you’re approached by an event planner, employer, construction company, or any other customer in need of restroom trailers, you’ll be able to promise satisfaction with your upgraded fleet! 
Read More

Last Chance for Portable Restrooms Tax Savings with Section 179

As the year comes to an end, it is crucial for business owners to find those last-minute deals that can save money. As you wrap up final costs for the year, make sure you don't miss out on an opportunity for big savings. The section 179 tax deduction is a must-have for every business, and portable restrooms can be that big-ticket purchase you need to save the most.Under the Section 179 Deduction, you can earn a tax break by selling and buying NOW through the end of the year! This is a saving opportunity for all business owners that not many are aware of; there is no advantage in waiting to sell or buy new portable restrooms. If you wait until the beginning of a new year, 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, 2021 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 restrooms, 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 restrooms 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 today 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 1-866-971-9315 to find out 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 for delivery to use by December 31st, 2021. There is still time, but the year is flying by! Get your portable restrooms now and be ahead of schedule, ready to take on your taxes and a new year with money in the bank!
Read More
Chat with us, powered by LiveChat