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Manage Bathroom Trailers with the Smarter Restrooms App

Technological advancements continue to improve the way companies do business. We have seen so many new and innovated 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 2017, we launched the Smarter Restrooms App, and this tool has helped our many partners to more effectively run their portable bathroom 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 bathroom trailers with the Smarter Restrooms App feature. Read ahead to discover three key upgrades that the app provides. Receive Timely NotificationsEach 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 bathroom 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 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 bathroom trailers at all times. Offsite Unit ManagementThe most tasking part of operating a restroom 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 who use or own bathroom 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.
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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 restroom rental 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 portable restroom trailers with the Smarter Restrooms App feature. Read ahead to discover three key upgrades that the app provides, then browse available inventory to find your restroom trailer with the app included. 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 to 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 portable restroom trailers 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 portable restroom trailers 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 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. 
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Preparing Restroom Trailers for Winter

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, some things are hard to prepare for. We know it’s a little early to start thinking about those winter storms to come, but best to be as prepared as possible ahead of time!For those who experience extreme weather conditions, we know how hard it can get to maintain your restroom trailers. 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 RESTROOM TRAILERS NOT USED DURING 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 trailers will maintain their quality for a long time coming! Contact us with any questions you may have about keeping your trailers in great condition
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Restroom Trailers and the Section 179 Tax Break

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 - here at Portable Restroom Trailers, 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 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 restroom trailers. If you wait until January 1, 2021, 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, 2020 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 elect 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 2020, you can write off or expense up to 100% of the cost of restrroom trailers 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 Restroom TrailersAssets eligible for the deduction don’t need to be brand new, just new to you. This means that new and used 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 trailers and equipment. Contact us at 1-866-377-5870 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?Request a quote, contact us, or give us a call at 1-866-377-5870 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, 2020, so act soon!To see what restroom trailers are available for this deduction, check out the Available Now section on our website.
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Prepare for Year-End Tax Breaks with Portable Restroom Trailers

Although we are only half way through the end of the year, it is important for many businesses to continue looking for ways to save money and make smart investments. Many may procrastinate on their plans to sell their used portable restroom trailers or to buy a new one, but it’s better to get a plan in place now for big sales and investments!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 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 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, 2020 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 trailers lease, purchase, or sale! In order to qualify, equipment must be purchased and out for delivery to use by December 31st, 2020. There is still plenty of time, but the year is flying by! Get your portable restroom trailers now and be ahead of schedule, ready to take on your taxes at the end of year organized and with money in the bank! 
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Large Portable Restroom Trailers for Easy Bathroom Expansions

As businesses begin to reopen, they have to prioritize social distancing practices as they are sure to be necessary for the permeable future. The prevalence of COVID-19 in the United States has seen an optimistic downturn and businesses such as restaurants have gotten the green light to reopen with modifications. These modifications include the continuance of social distancing for the safety of consumers. The addition of our portable restroom trailers can make these accommodations much easier. Successfully accommodating social distancing within businesses will also be essential for the comfort of customers. If customers feel comfortable eating and shopping at our businesses they are much more likely to return again and again. Many consumers are concerned about pre COVID-19 activities such as sitting down in a restaurant, but this feeling can be eased if businesses take the initiative to make their environment successfully socially distanced.Our portable restroom options can help to expand bathrooms and allow for more space to stay distant in the restroom. We have an array of large portable restroom trailers that can be used as a substitute for smaller restrooms or as an additional restroom option to keep customers distant and safe. Here are our suggestions for portable restrooms to help businesses safely reopen with the resources their customers need. ADAThis trailer provides your staff and visitors with the proper restroom access they need no matter the disability they may have. This trailer is built for the needs of all consumers and this allows every customer to comfortably socially distance themselves while at your establishment. The ADA +8 Island Series - Palm Green restroom trailer is a wonderful way for businesses to have an efficient restroom without sacrificing design. CasualIf you are looking for a no muss no fuss, to the point restroom trailer, the 8 Station Classic Series is for you. This 8 Station Shower Trailer is a leading choice for site and project managers because it is a durable yet comfortable environment for their employees.As businesses begin to reopen it is important to not only keep customers safe, but to also keep employees safe as they begin to leave their homes and return to work. Having this portable restroom trailer will allow employees to safely use the restroom while at work.ProfessionalFor a more professional setting, this portable restroom provides a classic interior and a lean, fresh exterior that greets each guest with heavy duty fold-up aluminum steps and rails for easy access. Guests are sure to feel comfortable and safe inside the spacious 10 station trailer.LuxuryThough very necessary during this time of social distancing, having a portable restroom should not reduce the class and luxury of your business. The 10 Station Luxury Series portable restroom trailer is perfect for any high class event or business. This trailer is extremely spacious with a beautifully designed interior to match the elegance of your business. Visitors will continue to experience the comfort and class while still socially distancing.XXLMany companies such as warehouses and department stores have tons of employees with few restrooms. Before COVID-19 this may have been suitable, but now with the need for social distancing employees need more space and more restroom stalls. The 10 Station Island Series - Blue is a smart choice for any business that has a high volume of visitors or hundreds of employees because it is equipped to handle large crowds. Get Your Portable BathroomAt a time where visitors and clients are wary of returning to their normal routines it is essential for business to make their customers feel as safe as possible. The addition of a portable restroom trailer can be just the thing to make customers feel at ease. Prioritizing the safety of employees and shoppers or clients will separate your business from the rest!Ready to rent or purchase? Request a quoteHave additional questions or would just like more information? Contact usWe have many additional restroom trailer options to choose from! Browse more options that are available now. 
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