Portable Restroom Trailers

Empowering Communities with Portable Restroom Trailers

As we enter the depths of the summer months, we also enter the height of the outdoor social season. Festivals, charity events, days in the park, and camping trips are all hallmarks of this time of year. They get everyone outside together and bring communities closer together. Although it can be an overlooked detail for guests, proper facilities are vital to the success of these events, and one such facility is the restroom. Here’s how mobile restroom trailers play a small part in making a big difference. Making Park Days Accessible Historically, trips to the park haven’t been a walk in the park for everyone. Those who experience health challenges that require frequent restroom use have often found difficulty with the lack of facilities available to them. With the widespread use of portable restroom trailers, parks are more prepared for those with disabilities, both visible and invisible. Additionally, a wide range of ADA restroom trailers are on the market today. These make trips to the park and the bathroom accessible for those with mobility issues. Everyone needs to use the restroom, and everyone should have equal access to facilities, no matter where they are. Portable restrooms offer comfortable, accessible bathroom facilities so no one in your community feels left behind on a sunny day out. Comfort During Disaster Natural disasters cause a great deal of heartache for affected communities but also introduce many issues in the aftermath. Damage to homes and businesses leaves many needing a place to shower, use the restroom, or do laundry. The last thing you want during a crisis is to feel like you have nowhere to go, and sometimes, a warm shower and fresh clothes can make all the difference in feeling a bit more normal in a bad situation. Mobile laundry trailers, shower trailer rentals, and restroom trailers are all available for communities impacted by disasters. They offer a comfort that your run-of-the-mill plastic porta-potty can’t–something that looks and feels more like home. Normalcy is a beacon of hope in times of need, and these trailers offer a taste of that. Helping Those Experiencing Homelessness Winter is often the time that people focus on community outreach for those suffering from a lack of housing. Cold weather and the holidays remind people of the luxuries they have: a roof over their heads and warm meals. For people experiencing homelessness, though, these unmet needs are felt all year round. Often, those struggling with homelessness go for extended periods of time without showers and wear the same dirty clothes day after day. This causes significant hygiene issues within struggling groups and can create roadblocks when finding jobs or connecting with other community members. Portable shower trailers and laundry units can meet these hygiene concerns. These units offer a safe and private place for struggling individuals to get themselves and their clothes clean. These units are well suited for charities working in outreach, as they are reliable and easily moved between vulnerable locations. Not only do these facilities help people without homes restore a feeling of cleanliness and dignity, but they also help them take one step further in overcoming their current challenges. Clean clothes and a fresh shave can be a game-changer in a job interview, putting them on the right track and changing their lives. Mental well-being can start with physical well-being, and these units offer the opportunity to improve both in a way that brings communities together and propels them forward. Are you a non-profit looking to add support to your fleet? Check out our dedicated resource page, which has information tailored especially to you. Let us help you in your work to help others. Championing Community Events Whether it’s a charity gala or a community picnic event, black-tie or slip-and-slides, events like these do so much for an area's unity. Wherever the venue may be, restroom trailers can be there to make sure the event goes off without a hitch. Municipalities can take advantage of the great weather the summer months offer by hosting these events outdoors, and restroom trailers make that possible by bringing the proper facilities wherever needed. Regardless of where the event is or how many will attend, there is a trailer that can help you achieve your goals of uniting your community. There are many trailers available that can service guest lists, both big and small. Don’t worry about your trailer holding up to the whole community coming out for your event…your success shouldn’t be cause for concern, and restroom trailers are up for the task. Sporting events, festivals, outdoor concerts, movie nights, and barbeques all offer communities the chance to come out and be together. These opportunities for togetherness contribute to a sense of unity, which is so important, especially when hard times come.
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How Do Restroom Trailers Work?

You likely never think about how the restrooms in your home or traditional office building work unless you are exceptionally curious. Restroom trailers are quite a bit different from your standard brick-and-mortar bathroom, and that can raise many questions. After all, where does everything go? How does it actually work? Well, we happen to know the answers to those questions and many more. We decided to unlock the mysteries of the universe, or at least of restroom trailers. Anatomy No, no, no, not that kind of anatomy…we are not your high school biology teacher, and by now, you should hopefully know about all of that. We mean the anatomy of a restroom trailer. Most trailers have standard bathroom essentials: toilets, sinks, lights, and, in some cases, showers. From the user experience perspective, a restroom trailer isn’t all that different from any other restroom they’ve ever used. The differences are in what’s going on behind the scenes. Water and Waste When you flush the toilet in a portable restroom trailer or use the sink to wash your hands, much like in your typical bathroom, water flushes waste out, and clean water comes in. However, unlike your toilet, sink, or shower at home, waste does not go directly into the city's sewer system; it goes into a holding tank. A restroom trailer typically has two or three water tanks. One holds fresh, clean water for refilling toilets, which runs in the sinks at the handwashing stations, and the other contains wastewater. In cases where there are three tanks, separate tanks for toilet and sink wastewater are provided. These tanks make managing wastewater much easier, as transporting wastewater for proper processing is simply moving tanks to and from the trailer. Now, how are you supposed to know where to put the wastewater? That is the question of the day. Dispose of Wastewater Properly We understand that there can be many questions and confusion surrounding how to dispose of waste in your septic tanks, and we’re here to help. There are a few options to consider when choosing how to dispose of wastewater in your trailer: 1. Go To a Treatment Plant: If you’ve purchased a portable restroom trailer, you can take your trailer to a wastewater treatment plant near one. One of the great benefits of trailers is their superior transportability, so you can drive your tank right on. These facilities can empty your tank and send you on your way to your next location. *Important Note: Moving trailers with full waste tanks can be dangerous as it can make them too heavy. We recommend option two as the safest method. 2. Use a Waste Removal Service: The other option you have is to call a septic tank pumping business. These are ideal, particularly if you are not stationed near a wastewater treatment facility because they can come right to you. They typically roll up in a truck with a large vacuum connected to a tank. They will suck the wastewater from your tank into their own and drive away to process that themselves. When renting a portable restroom trailer, pumper services are typically required from the vendor. Removal services typically charge a fee for on-site waste removal; however, this allows you to skip the journey to the treatment plant. At the treatment plant, water from trailers joins the water from every other traditional restroom in your area for processing. Electricity and Energy In your home or office, it’s apparent that the energy source for the lights to come on and the air conditioning to run is the electrical system the building as a whole runs on. But what about a trailer? It isn’t a building hooked into the standard electrical grid, so how does everything stay on and running? There are a few answers to this: Firstly, a trailer can be hooked up to a power generator, much like the ones you would use as a backup if the power went out in your house during a storm. These generators provide the essential electricity needed to keep the trailer's functions running. Another option is a direct hookup to a high-voltage outlet. You can find these outside or even inside many buildings. Long power cords connect the trailer to the power generated from the building. This means that, like any traditional restroom you use, the functions run on the energy from the standard power grid. There are also solar-assisted trailers on the market. These use solar panels to aid in the energy production of units so that not all of the power comes from a generator or outlet. These trailers offer a more sustainable energy alternative that reduces electrical costs and the burden on less sustainable energy sources.
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Rain and Shine: Managing Restroom Trailers No Matter the Weather

You put a lot of effort into your event space or job site. You iron out every detail and make sure everything is just right and taken care of. We understand your desire for perfection in all you do. So, when nasty weather threatens to ruin all of your hard work, we want to assure you that, on our end, everything will be just fine. Handling wet inclement weather can be tricky but have no fear; bathroom trailers are up for the task and built to endure all sorts of conditions. We put together a guide that takes you through the ins and outs of managing your portable restroom trailer rental in less-than-ideal conditions so you can have peace of mind that your event or job site can run smoothly. Location, Location, Location Who knew that real estate and bathroom trailers valued the same things? When the sky looks rather ominous, or the weather channel has some bad news before your event, take extra care in choosing where you park your restroom trailers. You have to take into consideration all of the qualities you would have on a sunny day: How close the trailers are to your event or working space, placing them in an area accessible to all but also far enough out that it doesn’t cause a jam in the flow of foot traffic. These are all essential factors in the ideal placement of your trailers; however, adverse weather conditions add a few more to the mix. When the forecast calls for heavy rain or extreme winds, there are other considerations. Parking your trailers on solid ground, like pavement or gravel, can prevent the tires from sinking into and getting stuck in mud. Additionally, putting your trailers next to a building or large trees can help protect them from harsh winds, acting as a buffer to keep your trailer from shaking when the wind blows. Sunny Day? Seal the Deal You might think that the only weather you have to make accommodations for is freezing cold or rainy weather. After all, pipes could freeze, leaks could happen, and the whole works. (Check this out for tips on how to winterize your trailer.) However, it’s important to consider what your fleet needs on a hot, sunny day, too. Many portable restroom trailers have air conditioning units, which can be a lifesaver in the warmer months and keep your guests happy. You should make specific considerations with these trailers to keep them in good shape and working properly. One such consideration is power cords. It might seem like a given but ensure that you pack with you a power cord long enough to reach from your power source to your unit. If you stretch a cord out too far, the air conditioning unit within the trailer may not work correctly, making your trailer an oven on a hot day. Strategically placing your trailer in a shady area can also be helpful on particularly sunny days in the warmer months. This maintains a more pleasant temperature in the trailer and is essential if your fleet doesn’t include air-conditioned units. Prepping for Your Guests When the weather looks unpleasant, ensuring your guests have a positive restroom experience is more important than ever. Prioritizing your users' experience is a great way to show clients, guests, and employees that you care, but it can also help put their safety first. In icy conditions, or when snow is on the forecast, salting the pavement that leads to your trailers helps prevent water from freezing over and creating a fall risk. Also, ensure that the ramps and stairs up to your units are ice-free. When snow accumulates, shoveling the path to and from the restrooms helps people get there quickly and safely, and they will surely appreciate not having to trek through the snow to relieve themselves. If the wind allows, when it is raining or snowing, tents or canopies that provide shelter from the elements will help those queuing for the facilities stay dry and warm. This is especially important at upscale events, where the precipitation may ruin fancy clothes, shoes, hair, and makeup. These coverings are also essential on sunny days as well, providing a cool place to line up for the restrooms, away from the sun. These little additions require a bit of extra time and investment in products but are critical to keeping those using restroom trailers happy, safe, and dry. Trailer Maintenance We have discussed trailer maintenance before, but we still have to say it now: maintaining your trailer correctly is essential, no matter the weather. If anything, it’s more important to keep your trailer spick-and-span when conditions are worse. Before leaving to set up, make sure that your trailer has everything it needs for the lousy weather. Road salts, canopies, and floor mats may all be necessary throughout the day, so be sure you have everything you need before reaching your site. Throughout the day, check in on your trailer often. Act as soon as possible when you have to spread more salt or shovel snow to get ahead of any accumulation that may build up. Don’t forget to check inside your trailer, too. Water and mud can be tracked into restrooms, leaving the floor a muddy, yucky pool of unsafe, unsanitary, and unpleasant water. Mopping up excess water and dirt throughout the day keeps things tidy for your guests and allows for easier clean-up at the end of the day. This is primarily for anyone who owns a portable restroom trailer, but it’s always a good idea to check rentals as well: Check the roofs of your units for any leaks that may need patching up, and in cold weather, check pipes to make sure they haven’t frozen. Check air conditioning units to ensure they are working properly. These issues aren’t too common, as trailers can withstand all types of weather, but they are important to look out for so that you can take care of them before they become a significant problem. If you have a trailer equipped with air conditioning, check in on your heaters throughout the day. Keeping your guests warm when the weather is cold and wet is a common courtesy, but it prevents those pipes from freezing over and bursting, as we mentioned earlier. Don’t Let Weather Spoil Your Plans Bad weather doesn’t have to mean that your plans need to change, your event canceled, or your site closed down. With proper preparation and maintenance, you can use your mobile restroom trailer in the worst conditions with no worries.
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3 Reasons Solar-Assisted Restroom Trailers Are the Ultimate Choice

Technology seems to be constantly changing these days. As soon as we catch up with what’s new, a new replacement instantly takes over with something bigger and better. Thankfully, bathrooms have remained the same for the past few decades, and we aren’t complaining about it. Having some consistency when everything around us is changing so fast is certainly welcome. However, some new portable restroom trailer market developments are worth the change. No, we aren’t introducing a hovercraft toilet, AI sinks, or robot butlers to open the doors to our trailers…although that would be pretty awesome. Let us introduce you to a new yet old technology: Solar panels. Now, we get it; everyone knows about solar panels. They are all over the news, your neighbor down the street just put them on their roof, and there are fields of them in the desert. Solar panels themselves aren’t new, but on a restroom trailer? That’s new, which means we get to tell you all about them, and we think they are pretty great. We put together the top three reasons why solar-assisted restroom trailers are a fantastic addition to your fleet: 1.    They are Cost-Effective We know that all businesses are trying to cut costs where they can and keep their budgets as effective as possible. Solar-assisted trailers can help reduce excess energy costs. While not solely powered by the sun, solar-assisted trailers help cut costs by working in tandem with other power sources. This means that, instead of running a gas-powered generator at full strength or relying solely on power outlets, the energy harnessed from the sun helps contribute to the energy input in the trailer. As a result, less is required from more expensive sources, which can help cut some money off your next energy bill. 2.   Solar Trailers Add Flexibility Have you ever used an appliance that ran on a generator, whether a restroom trailer or something else? Has that generator ever died on you mid-event? If it hasn’t, let us be the first to tell you: it is a nightmare. You are suddenly scrambling to find a new generator, power source, or a way around not using the appliance. In a worst-case scenario, you have to shut the event down altogether. When it comes to restrooms, you can’t have them dying on you. People need the restroom, and someone has to answer when duty calls. An event can’t go on without access to toilet facilities. With solar-assisted restroom trailers, there is less fear of your bathrooms crapping out on you–pun most definitely intended. Solar panels soak up the sun's energy during the day to function and store excess energy in a battery. This energy is used in tandem with your generator or outlet, conserving their power so that they can last quite a bit longer. This way, you can keep the party going after dark and dance the night away without worries. 3.   They Tick the Sustainability Box One of the primary reasons for solar power's development and rise in popularity is that it is a clean, renewable energy source. The sun will always be there, even on a cloudy day, so there is less need for fossil fuels or limited energy sources. Solar trailers do not entirely remove the need for other energy sources, as they work to supplement generators or outlets. However, they do reduce the amount of energy required from these sources, and every little bit of energy saved makes a big difference in the health of Mother Earth. Using a sustainable energy source to help power a trailer is kind to the planet. As a whole, portable restrooms are environmentally friendly already, and solar-assisted trailers take it to the next level. They really are the best choice for the environment. Portable restroom trailer rentals or purchases for events also ensure that no pollution or other nasties get out at your event or into the environment. There are immense health and environmental safety risks to waste leakages, and having facilities that are clean and, with proper maintenance, secure from overflow helps protect your local ecosystem. As a bonus, offering sustainable options in your fleet is a great look for your business. Many consumers care about the environment and want to ensure that the companies and organizations they associate with are as green as possible. Solar-assisted trailers in your fleet show people that your business cares about the environment, which boosts consumer confidence in your brand. Don’t Underestimate Reliability Due to their quality construction, mobile restroom trailers can withstand the elements and the usual wear and tear of regular use. You can trust that the money you spend on your trailer will be worth it with proper maintenance. Solar panels are yet another addition to the constant reliability of mobile bathroom trailers. Energy will always be there when needed, and the panels can hold up in various climates and conditions. Solar power offers you peace of mind and an extra layer of security, knowing that the restroom situation at your event or job site no longer needs to be a worry. Not only do they contribute to cost savings and environmental preservation, but they also offer peace of mind in knowing that restroom facilities will remain operational, regardless of external factors. From cost-effectiveness and enhanced flexibility to their sustainability and reliability, solar-assisted trailers check all the boxes when searching for efficient and eco-friendly solutions.
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The Best of Both Worlds: Shower Bathroom Combination Trailers

Warm cookies and cold milk, Batman and Robin, salt and pepper, Barbie and Ken–some things really do go better together. While we love an iconic duo, our favorite has to be the shower and restroom combination trailer. It is excellent for so many events. So, to share our love of this perfect pairing, three of the major benefits of mobile combination restroom shower trailers are: 1.   Cost-Effectiveness It may seem like a given that a combination unit would save you a good bit of money. However, a combination shower restroom unit may save you more money. A typical three-person restroom trailer can cost in the ballpark of $53,000. A three-person mobile shower trailer can cost around $42,000. To service an event that requires both restroom and shower services, you would be spending upwards of $95,000. Now, a three-stall shower and toilet combination trailer will only cost around $60,000, with some luxury options costing a bit more. It’s typical for a combination unit to save you upwards of $30,000 when needing three units. For around the same price as three toilets and three showers in two separate trailers, you could purchase a combination unit with six toilets and showers. That’s more units, with more convenience, at a similar price point. That is a considerable amount of money you can spend on other areas of your event or fleet, tucked away for a rainy day…or can leave you with a larger budget for bigger and fancier trailer options. That’s the great part about it: that money is yours, and what you do with it is entirely up to you. 2.   Unmatched Convenience Have you ever been in a hurry to get to work, took a shower, and when you got out of the shower, you had to trek to the other side of the house to use the restroom? Yeah, neither have we. That’s because your shower and toilet are usually in the same room at home. It makes life easy for when you need to use both. The combination trailer is just like home, except for the fact that it’s on wheels and super portable. It allows your guests access to all the necessary facilities without jumping around between trailers, creating a far more seamless experience that attendees will surely appreciate. 3.   Luxurious and Spacious Feel One of the great things about combination shower and restroom unit options is that they are available with luxury options. Some trailers include solar-powered options, wifi, marble-effect standing showers, towel hooks, and comfy benches, all in self-contained, private stations. Some trailers might even feel more posh than your bathroom at home. Look for ADA-compliant trailers that provide space and accessibility for all those needing bathroom facilities, regardless of their mobility, allowing your event to be as inclusive as possible. 4.   Sanitary and Hygienic Features Mobile combination trailers include self-contained collection tanks, which keep waste from spilling out and polluting nature and your event. We can’t think of anything worse than a leaking restroom trailer laying waste to your event(pun intended). Thankfully, tanks can be emptied with local waste management services, making trailer service easy. Features like germicide-protected bath mats are also available in some trailer options, keeping your shower environments clean and healthy and preventing diseases from spreading. We know that construction sites often require decontamination units for safety, in addition to restroom units for worker welfare. Portable trailers offer many options that ensure your workers have the facilities they need within close proximity to your site. There are dedicated restroom and decon units. But you can also find combination trailers that include decon showers and toilets in the same station, ensuring you and your workers are safe, healthy, and comfortable. You can read more about construction-specific portable trailer options here. 5.   Comfort Features No one wants to take a cold shower if they don’t have to, so the showers can (and should) include hot, pressurized water. Gone are the days of camp or festival showers that are so cold they take your breath away. The combination trailer showers leave your guests feeling clean, refreshed, and, most importantly, not teeth-chattering and freezing. Some units also include privacy accommodations, like self-contained units, shower curtains, and fiberglass stalls. If you need, there are units that have separate male and female stations. These ensure your guests feel comfortable and secure in units and don’t have any awkward run-ins with their fellow guests or coworkers. When searching for portable bathroom or shower trailers, you should feel confident in the purchases and rentals you spend your hard-earned money on. There are many shower trailer rentals and restroom trailers for sale, but if you need both shower and toilet facilities, the combination trailer might be the best option out there for you. It is a great value, easy to use and maintain, and your guests or employees will love their experience. Be sure to review all available combination units to find the option that is right for you. Infographic Among all iconic duos, our favorite is the combination shower and restroom trailer. It is ideal for a wide range of events. In this infographic, highlights the major benefits of mobile combination restroom shower trailers. Video
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Building a Better Workplace: Restroom Importance During Construction

When preparing for your next big project, be it a new build, a demolition, or a renovation, there is a lot to consider. Picture this: Timeline, contractors, permits, safety, and more are all swirling through your mind as you head to the job site for the first time. You start your day off well with a few progress meetings and a run-through with the architect and the project superintendent, and then you find yourself needing to use the restroom––only there is nowhere to go. See, you may have forgotten to consider where you and your workers would use the restroom. And now, you’re in a bit of a pickle, especially if you rushed for the quick fix of the dreaded porta potties. To help you avoid this mistake on your next project, we wanted to explain why restrooms, especially the type, are so important. Increased Availability, Convenience, and Time-Saving If you are working on a new build or demolition project, you likely won’t have access to a restroom in your building–because there really isn’t a building. When considering restroom facilities before a project, you may realize you don’t have one built in. Mobile restroom trailer rentals are a great choice because you can bring the restroom to you when there isn’t one already available. With so many workers needing to answer nature's call, likely more than once a day, constant lines and waiting for those individual porta potties can add up to a lot of wasted time. Restroom trailers can accommodate up to an entire crew at one time (depending on the crew size and your trailer rental), saving valuable work time. A nearby, accessible facility can save time, make your site more efficient, and make things way more convenient for all of you. Now, you can go when needed and not plan your bathroom schedule around meetings, tasks, and everyone else’s toilet schedule.  Enhanced Comfort and Health We all know it to be true, but we must say it anyway: It isn’t good to hold it. Please ensure facilities are nearby for the sake of your and your workers' health. Beyond having a toilet close by, ensure it’s comfortable. Construction can often be a rugged, outdoor job. Those plastic porta potties can be icy during the winter months and blazing hot and smelly during the summer jobs. Some may choose to avoid that option at all costs. Portable restroom trailers also offer a more comfortable and sanitary option in the market of restroom alternatives. Flushing toilets and good ventilation in the unit prevent bacteria from stagnating in the air. Hand wash stations with soap, running water, and paper towel dispensers keep germs at bay on the site. Insulation, heating, and air conditioning options make using the toilets a comfort break in all senses of the word. This keeps you and your workers safe and healthy, which can prevent projects from being delayed by widespread sickness. Additionally, when working on projects involving harmful substances, mobile decontamination trailers are available and a great choice to get you and your workers clean as quickly and efficiently as possible. Because you can position these where you need them, people do not have to travel far carrying contaminants to get clean, which protects you, the public, and nature.  OSHA Everyone's favorite workplace administration has guidelines for everything to keep you and your workers safe. From acceptable hard hats to high-visibility vests to secure ladders, it is essential to follow OSHA guidelines to ensure legal compliance and smooth sailing on the project. One of the guidelines they lay out is, yes, about restrooms. OSHA guidelines on restroom and sanitation requirements determine that employers have to ensure that everyone has access to the restroom and that there are facilities for both genders. It also calls for enough facilities to prevent large lines from forming to access the bathrooms. Portable restroom trailers can accommodate a range of group sizes, from single station units up to 14 or more. This allows you and your workers to spend less time lining up for the toilets and more time getting work done. Morale Let’s be honest, everyone feels better when they aren’t thinking about how badly they need to use the restroom. Providing restrooms near your site makes sure that you all find relief faster and get back to thinking about what’s really important on the site. Plus, everyone will be happier for saving the energy it takes to complete the quest to a far-off porta potty with a line forming. A happy job site is a more efficient one, and having accessible toilet facilities makes everyone happy. It is important to remember that toilet availability is vital on job sites. Easy access to facilities keeps workers happy and healthy and allows projects to run smoothly. Portable bathroom trailers are a great way to keep toilets close, and they’ll add to the professional image of your site to your clients and your employees. Your crew will feel valued and respected when you provide high-quality facilities, increasing morale and job satisfaction.
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