As the new year continues to roll along, many Americans are sticking to new dietary changes. Many of these include cutting back on desserts, sugars, carbs, processed foods, and more.

Here at PRT, we most certainly agree with living a healthy lifestyle and choosing smart foods that promote a happy body. But let’s be honest: cutting all those yummy treats cold turkey is bound to end up in failure! Balance is best: eat whole foods, but a piece of chocolate here and there surely won’t ruin that bikini body!

Our team was inspired to schedule a cheat day when we partnered with Hershey Park, a fun family amusement park in Pennsylvania. They are preparing to introduce a new experience and needed a restroom solution for staff. We knew our restroom rentals could help.

HERE COMES CHOCOLATE TOWN!

Hershey Park was created and opened by Milton S. Hershey for their employees and families to enjoy leisure time. Today, this has expanded into a fun-packed amusement park with three different experiences within. Families from all over the world come to play and explore the colorful sights, scream on exciting coasters and rides, and enjoy dining and other leisurely activities.

As of today, Hershey Park has three themed experiences. The first are the wild rides and roller coasters. These are for the thrill seekers and daredevils of the family. Next, enjoy the water park, a perfect sport to hit during those hot summer months. Cool down under dumping buckets and lively springs. The third is ZooAmerica, perfect for animal lovers. This part of the park is home to more than 200 animals who are ready to say hello to you and your family.

Hershey Park is excited to offer different experiences during every season of the year. Check out what they have to say about their variety of fun for each season:

Springtime In The Park

Get an early taste of the summer fun at our seasonal event, Springtime In The Park. During your visit, enjoy more than 50 rides, say hello to your favorite Hershey's Characters, and stop by ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park.

Summer Season

Enjoy everything Hersheypark has to offer during the summer season! Every ticket includes more than 70 attractions, including 14 coasters, our ENTIRE water park, and access to ZooAmerica.

Hersheypark In The Dark

Get ready for sweets, treats, and front row seats at our seasonal event, Hersheypark In The Dark. Plus, this is the only time of the year to experience Creatures Of The Night® attraction at ZooAmerica and dark rides!

Hersheypark In The Dark Details

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Get in the spirit with festive family fun at our seasonal event, Hersheypark Christmas Candylane®. Check out more than 4 million twinkling lights from the top of a coaster and visit Santa and all 9 of his reindeer!

Christmas Candylane Details

Hershey Park was excited to announce a new addition to the park: Chocolate Town! This new concept is all about the sweet that put Hershey’s on the map: their delicious chocolate. Prepare to take pictures in front of a Hershey Kiss-shaped fountain, a new roller coaster, an historic carousel preserving a little of Hershey’s history, and more! This new and exciting park is designed to encourage guests to eat, shop, play and relax. Get ready for this new park’s grand opening in 2020.

A SOLUTION WITH RESTROOM RENTALS

As the construction for Chocolate Town begun, the company realized they’d have to provide some necessary amenities for construction crews and onsite workers. This includes a restroom. As the brick-and-mortar option was is still under construction, they needed a portable and cost-effective solution. With our knowledge of restroom rentals and wide variety of options to choose from, we were ready to help.

They needed a temporary restroom solution, and we were quick to recommend a number of portable restroom rentals that would service additional employees. The 10 Station Portable Restrooms Rental, Classic Series was the perfect fit for them.

This 24-foot portable restroom trailer 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 one of our most popular restroom rentals, they find a clean design and comfortable interior. 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 in their restroom rentals 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.

A final feature of this and many of our other restroom rentals 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.

As we continue to partner with new businesses, we want to highlight the value of purchasing restroom rentals with the Smarter Restrooms App feature. Read ahead to discover three key upgrades that the app provides.

  1. Receive Timely Notifications

Each of our restroom rentals 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.

  1. All-in-One Control System

Nothing 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 rentals 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.

  1. Offsite Unit Management

The most tasking part of operating restroom rentals 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.

By providing this semi-permanent solution for Hershey Park, they were able to save money without sacrificing their value as responsible employees who take time to care for their staff. The 10 Station Classic was the best of all our restroom rentals with its modern design, accessibility, and adaptability that fit right in with the no muss no fuss attitude of the workplace.

We are proud to partner with Hershey Park and are excited to get a front row seat during the building and development process of Chocolate Town. We love making our business customers happy, but also value the ability to make someone’s work day that much better.

WINTERIZE YOUR RESTROOM TRAILER

For those who experience extreme weather conditions, we know how hard it can get to maintain your restroom rentals. 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 rentals stay functioning and keeps that high quality for long periods of time.

Protect Your Water Supply

  1. Wrap heat tape around a ¾” garden hose. Use duct tape to hold it in place, about every 12 inches.
  2. Put foam tube insulation around the hose and heat tape. Leave the plugs and power lights uncovered.
  3. 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 Box

  1. Place two 1500-watt electric heaters under the unit. Be sure you have sufficient power!
  2. 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.
  3. Fill any gaps with insulation
  4. Cut 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Eliminate gaps and holes on the tongue side of the unit with R-13 (or greater) insulation.
  7. Staple insulation inside the wood box
  8. Cut 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 Attached

  1. Fill any small gaps on the top and bottom of the box with insulation

  2. Staple bubble wrap around the outside of the wood unit. This closes of gaps and keeps cold air out and heat in.

  3. Use electrical tape to cover plug connections that will remain outside.

For Units Not Used in Winter

Eliminate the use of power and water until the unit is ready to be used again.

  1. Drain water from all the lines.

  2. Add non-toxic RV “Pink Water System” antifreeze

  3. Unplug

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH RESTROOM RENTALS

Over 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!