Looking for a little luxury at your fall outdoor wedding? Find out how to plan for when nature calls.

Fall is one of the most popular times to have an outdoor wedding because of the cooler weather and beautiful colors in nature. But planning an outdoor fall wedding can be tricky – between knowing the right number of restroom facilities needed to keeping your guests warm – things can get complicated. With 50+ years of experience in the industry, we have some insider tips to help ensure all your guests’ needs are met and your wedding day goes off without a hitch.

1. Proper Restroom Facilities

Many outdoor wedding venues don’t offer a sufficient amount of restroom facilities for your guests, which forces guests to wait in long lines or walk a long way to the bathrooms. When guests are provided with adequate restroom facilities, they stay longer and have a better time. If you are planning on serving alcohol at your reception, it’s important that you increase the number of restrooms by 20%. If you know there are going to be a higher percentage of women in attendance (beyond 50%), increase the number of units by 25-50%. Additionally, it’s important always include at least one wheelchair accessible unit! For more guidance on choosing the correct number of restroom facilities check out our Event Planning Guide.

2. Upgrading from Standard to Luxurious

Almost as important as providing an adequate number of restroom facilities, is providing your guests with luxurious restroom trailers instead of standard units. Weddings should feel anything but standard and this simple switch is an easy way to wow your guests. The Don’s Johns’ luxury trailers come with amenities such as granite countertops, marble walls, shelving and climate-controlled heat and air. The trailers include a dual audio system that not only plays soothing music for visiting guests, but also ensures those waiting to use the restroom don’t miss any moments from your big day with three flat screen televisions. These trailers always give guests something to talk about!

3. Bathroom Décor

If you really want to get your guests talking, we suggest including a few subtle extras in the trailers such as, a bathroom essentials basket, monogrammed towels, fresh flowers or luxe soaps. Remembering small details like these create the finishing touches on a luxurious fall wedding. Guests will think they have transported from an outdoor venue to a five-star hotel!

Now that you know the industry tips to creating a luxurious outdoor wedding this fall, contact a Don’s Johns representative today for a free luxury restroom trailer quote. Let us help you with your special day!

Is Your Job Site Prepared for the Summer Heat?

3 Tips to Ensure Your Construction Site Stays Fresh this Summer 

Working on a construction site can be especially tough in the hot summer months. With temperatures pushing towards 100 degrees not only is it hard to stay cool, it is also hard for construction managers to keep job sites fresh and odor free. While each site might be different, there are a few tips and tricks you must know to help keep your construction site fresh this summer!

Here are three easy ways to keep your site fresh during the dog days of summer:

    1. Additional Weekly Servicing – At Don’s Johns, we take pride in our once a week restocking, waste removal and unit sanitization that comes with each standard unit. However, in the summer heat, it is necessary for additional servicing to reduce odor and keep the job site clean. If our uniformed technicians come out at least once more per week, job sites are essentially odor free during the hottest months of the year.
    2. High-End Holding Tank Deodorizers – There is the standard, blue solution deodorizer that is seen in most porta potties, which get’s the job done in the cooler months of the year. In the summer though, we recommend going with the higher end deodorizer chemical paks by Walex. We have found that this deodorizer pak has performed the best in the extreme heat and is the most powerful in our industry.
    3. Air Freshener – Our last suggestion is a simple but effective solution. By placing air fresheners in your porta potty units you will be able to not only minimize odors but also keep them smelling great! Air fresheners will keep the port-a-potties bearable in between servicing during the hot summer months.  If you use us, that is a standard part of our service, every week! 

Learn more about how to keep your porta potties clean, including other tips and tricks for weathering these hot summer days.

Choosing Don’s Johns Portable Restroom Trailers

Don’s Johns portable restroom and restroom trailers have been a trusted provider to the Mid-Atlantic residents and businesses for 50 years. No matter if you need us for your conference, construction project, or black tie affair, we are there with the right equipment and amenities your guests deserve. Our family owned business is available for you all year round. You can depend on us to deliver a standard porta potty or a Luxury Restroom Trailer.

Why Choose Don’s Johns Sanitation Services for Your Portable Toilets or Portable Restrooms?

When selecting a sanitation service provider, you want someone that has years of industry experience. Not only that, they should be able to help you create the perfect event. Don’s Johns representatives can help you plan the accurate count of portable restrooms to have for your event. We also suggest other product such as portable sinks, Hand Wipes & Foam stations, Quad Wash Station, Baby Changing Station, and Custom Advertising display. We ensure we provide you with world class service. Just check out our Valet Services as well.

Comfortable and Clean Restrooms per Your Convenience

Don’s Johns knows that you want to walk into a clean and comfortable restroom trailer. It should be fresh, clear of debris, and have a beautiful interior. Our restroom trailers are cleaned thoroughly before you receive them at your event. It will be fully stocked with paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, and even decorative wastebaskets.

After research, you’ll realize that not all portable restroom providers are the same. Don’s Johns offer state-of-the-art facilities and value like none other. We offer amenities in our units such as granite shelving, wood panel doors, energy efficient toilets, flat screen televisions, and a climate controlled environment. You’ll step inside and feel as though you’re in an exclusive restroom.

No Event is Outside of Our Reach

Name your event and Don’s Johns can provide adequate portable restrooms for your needs. Do you have a sporting event, tailgating party, or carnival? With many participants, you’ll want to have a trailer such as our DJ4000 Restroom Trailer. For those hosting a wine festival or wedding the Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer is perfect for your event. Construction crew members do well with our DJ3100 Restroom Trailer. Other events to consider us for include government, emergency services, movie productions, and septic services. Our representatives are knowledgeable about our products and can give you the best advice. We will meet your needs and your budget.

Compliant Restrooms for All Needs

Don’s Johns wants to ensure everyone’s needs are met. That’s why we work on ensuring we can meet all compliance regulations. For example, were you aware that job sites should have one unit for every 8-10 workers? Did you realize that most standard porta potties are not ADA compliant? Don’s Johns has Wheelchair Access Portable Toilets and Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room.

Contact us today to speak with a friendly Don’s Johns representative. Let’s work together in obtaining the best portable restroom rental for your event.

Portable Restrooms to Prevent Life’s Most Awkward Moments

The representatives at Don’s Johns often receive calls from customers inquiring about our portable restroom options. They sometimes get involved in a few “odd” conversations. However, our representatives can answer their questions with confidence and ease. Trust us, at Don’s Johns, we’ve heard about every awkward situation you’ve had, so nothing leaves us surprised. We ensure our portable restrooms are there to prevent life’s most awkward moments.

  1. Too few stalls to the point where you must consistently peek under each to see if it’s occupied.
  2. Having an extreme emergency, just to get inside a stall and notice it does not lock.
  3. After relieving yourself and ready to get back to the festivities, you notice the stall won’t unlock.
  4. Feeling that a courtesy flush is necessary, but then realizing all too late the water flushes extremely high.
  5. Using the restroom just to discover the stalls are all too close and non-private.
  6. Walk into a restroom trailer met with horrific smells.
  7. Wondering why children don’t have their own area of the restroom to use as they peep under your restroom door.
  8. Using the one stall where the toilet automatically flushes 100 times while you are still in there.
  9. Finally making it to the restroom just to discover you’re the only one in there, and the toilet tissue is out of stock.
  10. Ready to wash your hands at a black tie event just to discover there is no soap and furthermore no paper towels.

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. However, when life gives you options of a trailer provider, you choose Don’s Johns. Our portable restrooms are always clean, fresh, and well stocked. In addition to that, Don’s Johns Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailers have:

  • Climate controlled environment providing heat and air conditioning
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Granite counters and shelves
  • Black marbleized walls
  • Wood panel doors
  • Hardwood designed floor
  • Energy efficient toilets
  • Recessed lighting
  • Sinks with hot & cold running water

To ensure none of the above awkward moments ever happens to you again, rent Don’s Johns portable restrooms for your next event. We guarantee the quality to meet your utmost satisfaction.

Complement This Year’s Summer Events with Portable Restroom Rentals

Portable Restrooms for Summer Events

The warm weather is coming shortly, and now is the perfect time to start planning those summer events. Many events such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and other family events are held outdoors. To keep your celebrations going all night, you’ll need plenty of portable restrooms.

Don’s Johns is the premier provider of porta potties and portable restroom trailers in VA, MD, and DC. There are many uniquely designed portable restrooms available for your use. With the help of our associates, you’ll have the best portable restrooms and amenities delivered to your event.

Mother’s Day Events

Throw a party in honor of your mom or your wife in a lovely outdoor setting. Picture a feminine setting in a park with luscious flowers. You can’t expect mom and her guests to use just any standard porta potty at the park. No, she must use an elegant portable restroom that blends in well with the parks décor.

Don’s Johns has trailer wraps such as this elegant rose restroom wrap. Inside, of our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer, she’ll step into a hardwood floor covered restroom and gaze upon the marbled walls. As summers can get hot, this is the perfect getaway spot with its climate controlled air conditioned unit, large enough to have a small bench to sit back and rest. There is a time released air freshener inside. She’ll have plenty of hot and cold running water over the beautiful vanity area. Don’s Johns was honored with the 4th Place Award for Cintas America’s Best Restroom 2011, so your guests can feel special at your Mother’s Day event.

Father’s Day Events

Father’s Day is a bit different when it comes to park celebrations. Everyone can partake in this special day with plenty of beer, cocktails, and, of course, BBQ. Dad may take the stage and cook up dinner himself, using the new grill you’ve purchased as his gift. You may schedule a few baseball games and other family friendly events. Of course, the children will all run around playing and need an area to clean themselves up at after playing. And, Dad, of course, needs to clean up after BBQ’n.

With everyone drinking and eating, you want enough restroom trailers, so everyone can use the facilities when necessary. You should even rent an additional portable sink so everyone can keep clean hands before handling the food.

Fourth of July Festivities

The Fourth of July brings about many festivities. And, best of all, everyone loves to sit around and watch the fireworks come nightfall. To get the best seat in the house, you must come to the park early and dare not move or else risk losing your spot. Families all around use the park to come together and enjoy the festivities with food, drink, and play. You can set the stage with Don’s Johns portable potties and have decorative restroom wraps to show off this patriotic day.

Family Picnic and Affairs

There are many family affairs you want to celebrate in style this summer. Everything from weddings, baby showers, and engagement parties requires the VIP setup. Your guests should be in a restroom that many five-star hotels could only wish for. The Luxury Restroom Trailer w/Family Room has a gorgeous interior with Corian counters, white wainscoting and trim, wood panel doors, and hardwood designed floor. It has a family suite perfect for relaxing or changing children’s clothes.

Contact Don’s Johns today to beat the rush of restroom reservations. You want to have not only the right restroom, but enough of them for your event. 877-9-TOILET

Rent a Portable Restroom for These 4 Events

Portable restrooms have dated back some time. However, the idea of renting portable restrooms and luxury restroom trailers for all events is gaining in popularity. Don’s Johns provides quality standard and luxury portable restroom and trailer options that are perfect for any event.

Neighborhood Block Parties with Portable Restroom Rentals

Just about every neighborhood has a block party. From meet and greet with the neighbors, supporting a local political candidate, to back to school events, it’s sure to be one with plenty of food, beverages, and activities. Hosting the block party is usually an entire neighborhood collaboration. Neighbors pitch in on the food, beverages, utensils, and paper goods.

However, what’s not too common is how to accommodate visitors and guests with portable restroom facilities. The easiest thing to do to keep children outside and parents happy is to have a portable restroom available outdoors. Be sure to have portable sinks in the area for frequent and easy cleanup.

Portable Restrooms for Oktoberfest

October marks a popular social event of the year – Oktoberfest. Patrons from all walks of life gather together and drink some of the most popular and new alcoholic beverages from around the globe. This means patrons need to visit the restroom frequently as well. Having plenty of portable restroom trailers is a good idea to keep the long lines minimized. In the unfortunate event that someone gets sick, it’s nice to have a vanity area to clean up at.

Company Events need Portable Restrooms

The majority of company events are held for employees and their family and friends. These can range from upscale dinners to fun activities at a local park. Don’s Johns offers a variety of portable standard and luxury portable restrooms for any company event needs.

You’ll want to ensure to rent a luxury restroom trailer should all executives, shareholders, and other sponsors are present for important board meetings. However, for tailgating events, trainings, and other promotional events, a standard restroom trailer should do just nicely. You should ensure to have an ADA restroom trailer on-site for any type of company event to ensure you are meeting all health and ADA compliant regulations.

Black Tie Events need LUXURY Restroom Trailer Rentals

If you are shying away from the thought of a portable restroom for your black tie event – don’t. Our exclusive line of luxury restrooms is of VIP quality for your anniversary party, convention, or gala. In fact, Don’s Johns was voted as one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011 in the same class as Chicago’s Field Museum and the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel indoor restrooms.

Having our portable restrooms at your outdoor event will blend right in with the décor. Your guests can comfortably walk inside our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer and will be amazed at the granite counters and shelves, decorative mirrors, black marbleized walls, and hardwood flooring. Each are heated and air conditioned units, have hot and cold running water, and have upgraded individual stalls. Be sure to have one of our bathroom attendants on site to assist in keeping the unit clean and fresh.

Give Don’s Johns a Call!

Browse through our vast selection of portable trailer restroom options and portable restroomsfor your next event. Then, give our helpful representatives a call at 877-9-Toilet to reserve your portable restrooms. We ensure quality restroom trailers at its best.

6 Tips to Maximize Productivity on Your Construction Site

The statement ‘time is money’ definitely applies to the construction industry. Whether it’s a loss of equipment or an inefficient use of your employees, your project’s deadline could be missed by weeks to a month. To ensure you are maximizing your productivity, follow these six tips.

Plan for Everything

The most expensive part of most construction projects is improper planning. There are too many predictable things that can happen that can cost your project a fortune. Before bringing anyone on site, plan for those minor details to avoid a major catastrophe. This keeps your project on schedule by ensuring you will have the proper manpower, supplies, and equipment every step of the way.

Optimize Your Crew

It’s understandable that you have particular crew members trained for specifics on the job. To remain up to code, they should do what they are trained for. However, there are a few non-certified activities that anyone can perform during their downtime. Be sure to speak to your entire crew about remaining productive, be it training another individual or cleanup at the construction site.

Use Storage Containers

Storage containers are not just meant to keep outdated items out of the way. You can rent temporary storage containers for each construction project you work on to keep a clean and organized site. Rent storage containers to keep any waste at bay.  Order your materials ahead of time and store away in case your project is ahead of its timeline. Your items will be there ready to implement into the next phase.

Implement New Technology

Every organization should embrace new technology. It improves workplace performance, saves time, and reduces costs. It is scary for some employees that have been on the job for a number of years to embrace any change. However, with proper training they can see how technology is not there to replace them but make their jobs easier at your construction site.

Track All Your Equipment

Can you recall how many times your employees have lost equipment or unfortunately borrowed equipment? It’s easy to keep track of all your equipment, tools, and other materials by adding an inexpensive GPS tracker on them. Mistakes do happen, and it should not slow down your construction project.

Keep Sanitation Units On Site

As your employees work long hours, they are bound to need frequent restroom breaks. Disturbing neighboring businesses may bring more problems than collaboration. It’s not very productive for these restroom breaks either as they need to spend the time walking or driving off site. Instead, provide clean restroom facilities and portable sink options for employees to access easily in seconds.

Don’s Johns has many sanitary options available for your construction site. The above tips combined with portable restroom options are a sure way to increase production for your next project.

5 Questions to Ask When Renting a Portable Toilet or Restroom Trailer

Are you hosting an event and just not sure what type of portable restroom option to choose? First, do realize that the main difference between the two is that a portable toilet is a standard restrooms with a toilet and possibly lighted sink area. A restroom trailer is much larger, offering recessed lighting, temperature control, and vanity areas. Let’s review a few questions you should ask yourself before renting.

Are Other Restrooms Nearby?

If there are public restrooms available near your event, you may still consider a portable restroom to ensure your guests don’t travel too far. So your option for portable restrooms will be due to placement. If you have many guests attending, you don’t want them all wandering the park area looking for a restroom. If the grounds have a nice restroom facility already, consider just a few portable toilets in the area. If not, you’ll want to have a toilet trailer for their comfort.

Are There Other Events at the Same Facility?

As stated above, if there are restroom facilities on site, it may just be an issue of how long it will take the guests to get to the restroom. However, another question to ask yourself is if there will be other events going on at the facility as well. If you are expecting many guests, your guests could have a long wait if another event has many patrons as well.

For larger events, a portable toilet trailer is best to have to reduce long lines. This is especially helpful and cost effective if your event revolves around product sales. You want your guests at your events, not waiting to use the restroom.

Will Children be in Attendance?

However, if your event is lengthy and children are in attendance, consider the parent’s needs. They may need to change infants, and that’s possible with a baby changing station in a portable trailer unit. For family events, families need the space and amenities to get their children tidied up. Children get into all sorts of accidents such as muddy shoes and chocolate covered shirts.

What type of Portable Toilet will fit my Event?

The type of event that you will host makes a big difference. Impressions are everything, and portable restroom options are no different. If you’re hosting a sporting event, portable toilets are a perfect option and are cost effective. Adults can use the restroom fairly quickly. If it’s a short event, that may be all they are doing. Nobody is going to linger in a restroom and miss the big pitch!

However, for more formal black tie events, you need to have a more comfortable environment, such as Don’s Johns Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. Black tie events such as award ceremonies and art gals, your guests need to groom themselves before walking on stage or freshen up before networking. Give them the amenities they are going to need to do so. These types of events usually request a handsome amount for the tickets. A five-star restroom is well deserved.

How long will the event last?

If you are hosting an event for a long period, portable toilet trailers have the lighting and space you will need. A portable toilet is dimly lit. Your guests want to be able to freshen themselves up. This helps everyone feel comfortable and stay longer.

Contact Don’s Johns friendly representatives today. They are knowledgeable regarding each type portable toilet or restroom trailer and can help you decide on the best for your event.

How to Choose the Best Porta Potties for Your Outdoor Event

Event Rental: Porta Potties in DC, VA, & MD

Outdoor events are very popular in the DC, VA & MD areas. No matter what season, there is always a reason to have a celebration outdoors. Having porta potties for your guests is important, especially for events where participants are drinking, eating, and socializing. You need to make sure you plan accordingly, so all your guests are comfortable.

Event Rental: Determine How Many Guests Will Attend

After planning your invitation count, you can reserve the proper amount of porta potties for your guests. As the week of the event nears, and you have your final RSVP count, you can make adjustments from there. Don’s Johns has an excellent planning guide for your use. You can also give us a call and you’ll have an event planning specialist working closely with you. Our specialists are available to assist you in planning how many porta potties you should have for your outdoor event.

Help Set the Tone for Your Event

Don’s Johns have many different styles of porta potties available for your use. If you are hosting an elite event, the Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer has marble and granite interiors, is a climate-controlled environment, features beautiful well-lit mirrors, 4 private stalls for women, 2 private stalls for men, and contains a dual audio system that plays soft elegant music.

For a more casual atmosphere, you may want to consider our DJ3000 Restroom Trailer. It is comfortable, well lit, and has plenty of accessories stored for an eventful day.

Make Sure Your Event Accommodates the Disabled

Many of your outdoor events would probably have the need for ADA compliant porta potties. This could be for those who need wheelchair accessibility, seniors who would want to grip the handrails to walk up, or just the spacing needed for families to access. The Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room is perfect. It’s beautiful and features stunning Corian counters and hardwood flooring design. Its climate controlled and fully stocked as well. The ADA Compliant Suite is 8’ x 6’so families needing to take a break can do so.

Event Rental: You Want To Have All the Luxurious Amenities

Finally, make sure you have all the luxurious amenities needed. Upscale events will definitely need valet service to keep the porta potties well stocked with tissue, soap, and paper towels. They can ensure it stays fresh in there as well. If you are promoting a cause, ask our specialists about the custom restroom wraps available.

With Don’s Johns and over 50 years of experience, we are here to help you every step of the way. You can also visit Don’s Johns today to find the perfect porta potty that’s fits your needs. Contact us today for a free quote or call us today at 877-986-4538.

Do I Really Need More than One Porta Potty?

Planning Porta Potty Rentals At Your Event

If you have an upcoming event, it’s imperative to start planning early on. Knowing exactly the food you want to serve, the quantities needed, music selection, location, and seating requirements are all necessary early on. If you’ve already made the decision to have a porta potty rental on site, it’s a pretty wise decision as your guests will surely appreciate it and use the facility. However, just how many porta potty rentals do you need? Is it really necessary to have more than one? Here are a few questions to ask yourself to find out.

How Many Patrons Will Attend the Event?

First, consider how many attendants will be present. As you can naturally assume guests sitting down at a dinner function will sip on their drinks often, you’d still be amazed at how much a person can drink at a social gathering. Consuming so many drinks means frequent trips to the porta potty. You don’t want your guests waiting for a long time in lengthy lines. They want to relieve themselves as soon as possible.

How Long Is the Event?

For events lasting longer than two hours, it’s definitely important to have numerous porta potty rentals on site. Having a few quality restrooms makes guests feel comfortable compared to using a standard blue porta potty.

Will There Be a Lot of Women Present?

If you are expecting many women, having numerous porta potty rentals is essential. Women use the restroom often, they also want to fix their hair and makeup while inside. Don’s Jon’s has luxury porta potty rentals complemented with gorgeously designed vanities.

Are Kids Attending The Event?

Having children at the event also dictates the number of porta potty rentals you need. For one, family restrooms are a popular choice since they have spacious seating areas for children to rest up. They also come with baby changing stations, making it easy for parents to change their children. The entire family can stay together in a family restroom.

You do want to have a separate porta potty rental from your family suite as well. Not everyone wants to use the restroom facility with an uncomfortable child just next door. Also, some conversations may not be appropriate for little ears to hear.

Don’s Johns staff are great at helping you plan and organize for your event needs. Contact us today at 877-9-Toilet, so we can walk you through arranging the correct number of porta potty rentals.