The Royal History of the Porta Potty You Never Knew

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Porta Potty History

The porta potty epidemic came across to the US around the 1940’s. Shipyard crews needed a convenient place to use the restroom. So, instead of going back and forth from the ship to the dock, a manager used a wood cabana to hold tanks in place. It was patented in 1962 by George Harding and the PolyJohn Corporation begun. Let’s now go back in time to uncover a few bits of royal history regarding the porta potty that you never knew.

Why Porta Potty’s are Considered the “Throne” Room

The Can, Commode, Little Girls or Boy’s Room, Lavatory Oval Office, Porcelain Throne, Water closet, or simply the “Throne,” we all know them as restrooms. However, they got their start with a well-known British nobleman named Sir “John” Harrington. He invented the first-flushing toilet back in 1596. This nobleman paved the way for our portable “john” toilets to be born.

Once the original “portable” thrones were invented, they weren’t a sight for sore eyes. They too were as ugly as the current unattended blue boxes you find in the parks.

However, members of the royal family saw fit to be seated on more of an upscale porta potty. The presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Henry VIII couldn’t dare be caught bare on such monstrosity. So, they had them transformed into beautiful, comfortable facilities, including velvet padded seat coverings. These portable restrooms were seated upon even during meetings that couldn’t wait. So there you have it, the portable “throne.”

Luxury Porta Potty’s fit for Our President

Here in the United States, our presidential staff were accustomed to the finer things in life also. So porta potties were not to be excluded. President Obama’s inauguration had people worldwide come see the monumental event. So, there was an order of 7,000-porta potty’s ordered. This was the largest order placed for an event in our US history.

President Bush also wanted to travel and have only the best. It is said that he actually had his own porta potty on his trip to Vienna. And even more shocking, all the contents were shipped right back to the States via Air Force One. The mystery of what could have been done with it remains unknown.

Even His Holiness Required a Massive Amount of Thrones

In Pope Benedict XVI visited Munich, Germany. His Holiness had an enormous amount of pilgrims coming to see his open-air mass that required over 8,000 porta potties on site.

Then later, Valencia was out of over two million euros accommodating the crowd with porta potties.

Grab Your Smartphone to Find a Porta Potty!

Another interesting aspect of the 2013 inauguration was that the Planning Committee wanted to ensure all witnesses of the swearing in ceremony were comfortable. So, they organized with the National Park Service an Inauguration Ceremony iPhone and Android app that not only directed visitors to their seats, provided live stream video of the events, but also directed them to the nearest porta potty. Of course, Dons Johns was there for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony!

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Porta Potty Rentals for Construction Crew

rolloway-construction-porta-pottyKeep Construction Crews Productive with the addition of Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Porta Potty Rentals

You may be wondering what the deal is with the promotion of construction porta potty rental options for construction sites. Well, they bring more than happiness and comfort to construction crew members. Don’s Johns provide many portable construction restroom options that you can host on site for your construction workers that prove to save your company time and money.

Construction Business is Booming Again

Operations are back up like never before. As the housing crisis of 2008 gradually recovers, the rental market created a greater need – more housing. In addition to this, with corporations being comfortable investing once again, there are other lucrative renovation projects underway. So construction needs are back up again, which requires an increase in construction workers, which requires an increase in construction porta potty rentals.

You may have had to lay off a few of your workers, but now is the time to hire them once again. You may need to hire new workers as well. Sure, you’re going to need to stay competitive and have new construction tools and software put in place so they can perform optimum. However, you must also remember your workers are human and require select services, such as a convenient to access portable restroom.

construction-porta-pottyTake Care of Your Construction Crew with Small Gestures

When your employees do a great job, such as finishing a milestone ahead of schedule, you want to reward them. Small gestures such as bringing them an unexpected lunch or giving out an additional bonus are appreciative by employees.

You’ll be amazed to know that many workers understand that financial gestures aren’t always possible. So they appreciate the things such as having clean restroom facilities nearby to relieve themselves. There are many options Don’s Johns has for your site such as:

So no matter the site your workers are on, they will always have a sanitized environment to go to. This eliminates their need to wander to unsanitary areas.

Moreover, how about pleasing your workers by giving them other sanitary options to use during the day? Placing a few hand sanitizer’s or hand wipes & foam stations around the site keeps germs to a minimal as they take breaks and have a small snack during the day. Quad wash stations and our portable sink’s provide clean drinking and hand washing water as well. This is perfect for those hot days in the sun.

You can also really treat your employees and show them you care about their health and that they are in a sanitary environment by placing a DJ3000 Restroom Trailer on site. This provides not only 7 partitions for their privacy, but offers a heated and cooled environment to escape to should they need a moment.

Reduce Time and Save on Labor with Construction Porta Potty Rentals

You will actually see productivity increase with your workers, which means somewhere they are reducing their time finding suitable restroom accommodations, and this will save you money. In fact, in this Portable Sanitation Association International study of the Provisions for Sanitation Facilities at Construction Sites, you’ll see how it’s not expensive at all to add high-rise and other portable restroom options to your site.

The average company will see an ROI of about 588% of the cost of the restroom in direct cost savings. The average construction worker is gone for 7 minutes to use an off-site facility. So, our construction site portable restroom options pay for themselves because your workers are gone less.

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Make It an Unforgettable Event with Luxury Restroom Trailers

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The warm summer nights, the cool winter days, it really doesn’t matter when you host an event, it can be the most memorable of all. It requires careful preparation and thoughtful planning. An unforgettable event can’t be planned overnight. You should have delectable foods, fine wine, servers, and luxury restroom trailers.

Opt for Style and Comfort

If you’re looking to have an opulent event, you want it to be stylish and comfortable. Contrary to popular belief, those attending galas and such want to be more than just a pretty face in the crowd. Women wear their high heels and men look amazing in their tuxedos; however, they are surely uncomfortable.

Your event can be stylish and allow them to be comfortable in a Presidential Luxury Restroom Trailer complete with air-conditioned units. Have you thought about how people frequent the restroom when they are at hotel or banquet halls? It’s the same concept, just brought to your guests at an outdoor event.

Keep Everyone Clean and Fresh

Depending upon the event, you can also keep everyone clean and happy with portable sinks scattered about. As your guests eat finger foods or sip on wine, they may need to clean their hands. It’s also a great sanitary practice to keep sinks or hand wipes available as people meet and greet new acquaintances.

Enhance the Décor with Restroom Wraps

Restroom trailers can be extraordinaire. You usually see portable restrooms as the standard blue. However, Don’s Johns offer full trailers and you can enhance the décor with restroom wraps.

These wraps come in a solid color, or you can have a custom wrap matching your events color palate. In addition, you can decorate the inside of a restroom with chic paper hand towels. Place a few baskets on the granite counters and fill with rose petals.

As you can see, Don’s Johns have many products to help enhance the mood of your event. Contact our planners today to see what options we have to make your guests comfortable and experience an enjoyable evening.

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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