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.

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.

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 888-331-6323, so we can walk you through arranging the correct number of porta potty rentals.

Portable Toilet Rental on the Moon?

While reading our daily news, we found out that there is in fact, a portable toilet sitting on the moon.

YES… REALLY! 😉

NASA recently released new images of the Moon, clearly showing a porta potty left by the famous astronauts, Buzz Aldroun and Neil Armstrong during their historic mission in 1969.  The recent picture from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), can be seen below:

We wonder if NASA made their own porta potty, or whether they bought a porta john for sale? If it were a portable toilet rental, that would be one expensive bill!  Now we’re sure that they didn’t have a luxury restroom trailer rental available back then, but If they did we’re sure they would have went with one of America’s Best Restroom Trailer rentals around and they may have even rented Restroom trailers in DC!

An Urban Legend is circulating around that a 5 year old company named Don’s Johns may or may not have played a hand in this special outdoor event when it came to the use of portable johns on the moon.  Rumor also has it that Don’s Johns wanted to service the area shortly after the astronauts left, but decided to leave it as a piece of human history.

Did Don’s Johns really provide the portable toilet that went to the moon?  I suppose that secret lies within the spirit of our founders, Thelma and Don Rainwater…

We may not have been on the moon, but if you’re looking for a portable toilet rental, restroom trailer rental, porta john for sale to be at your outdoor event, Don’s Johns is here to serve you where and when you need it. With the right selection and all the portable restroom rentals you could ever want, you can’t go wrong when it comes to one of Don’s Johns.  Call us today at 888-331-6323 or email sales@donsjohns.com for your portable toilet rental needs.

*This article is intended for entertainment purposes only.

 

Create the Perfect Atmosphere with a Proper Portable Restroom Setup

It’s inevitable – no matter how grand your event is, with the most delectable food, grand table settings, and exquisite bands performing, there will always be something for guests to gossip about. Be sure to cut out much negativity surrounding your event and create the perfect atmosphere with a proper portable restroom setup. Don’s Johns luxury restroom trailers are the way to do so.

Set the Mood with Luxury Restroom Trailers

You may be wondering how a luxury restroom trailer could set the mood for an event. Well, consider event attendees standing around waiting in long lines to use the restroom. That could make for a grumpy patron. How about after waiting so long, they find themselves in an unkempt restroom facility? This can make even washing their hands an uncomfortable experience.

Our luxury restroom trailers come with everything they could need or ever want in a restroom. Our restroom trailers have been voted better than most in the country. That’s hard to come by. Your guests will feel like the VIP they are stepping into one of our luxury restroom trailers. And, that’s the mood you want to keep them in.

Show That Outside Restrooms Can Be As Luxurious As Inside

Just about everyone has had an experience with a luxury restroom: five-star hotels and restaurants, for instance. What similar qualities do they have that you can’t find practically anywhere else?

  • Luxury hardwood flooring
  • Granite vanity areas
  • Lighted mirrors
  • Plenty of liquid soap, paper towels, and toilet tissue
  • Surround sound music

Don’s Johns luxury restroom trailers has all this and more. You can’t get that with a standard blue porta potty. You’ll even notice they are climate controlled environments. Also, what outside restroom are you used to having flat screen televisions hooked up as well? Our outside luxury restroom trailers will set your event off, no matter if it’s a fancy wedding or your company’s annual summer picnic.

Match Your Portable Restroom to Your Events Décor/Theme

Your guests can have quite the experience at your event as they enjoy the events decorative theme and décor settings. You can blend our beautiful luxury restroom trailers with our restroom and trailer wraps. Other event décor ideas include adding your own special touches to the vanity area. Add flowers, scented candles, and more to give your guests an unforgettable experience as they walk in.

Easy Access to Suit Other Needs

There are many other reasons your guests or others may need a large, comfortable portable restroom at your event. You can help overcome the obstacles they may face with our luxury restroom trailer with family room on site.

  • Clean up spills on their outfit
  • Women can touch up their hair from a windy day
  • Infants and children’s clothing can be changed
  • Wardrobe changes for staff or entertainers

As you can see, you can create the perfect atmosphere, using a simple luxury restroom trailer on site. Your event will be remembered, and all it took was one call to Don’s Johns.

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

You may have already read about how many porta potty’s you should have for your event in our Porta Potty Event Planning Guide. However, how do you determine which is best for your event: a restroom trailer versus a portable restroom? Let’s examine the benefits of both and other considerations to factor into your decision.

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Benefits of Restroom Trailers

A restroom trailer is one large unit which contains a few to many individual restroom stalls. You can rent a basic trailer to one of our most presidential functioning trailers. Trailers offer more space for your guests than an individual portable toilet unit does. Restroom trailers are a climate controlled environment.

Each Don’s Johns trailer come with dual audio sound systems and television screens to keep up with the outdoor engagements. You’ll also have large Corian or granite countertops, hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, hot and cold running water, and other beautiful amenities included. Restroom trailers are an excellent investment for large, formal events.

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Benefits of Portable Restroom

A portable restroom is a single unit meant for one person to use at a time. They also offer complete privacy, something individuals at certain gathers may appreciate more. If you are having a standard event or are budget conscious, portable toilets are a good way to go. You may also upgrade to Don’s Johns VIP Flushing Toilet with Sink.

How Long Will the Event Be For?

The first thing you want to consider is how long your event will be for. A one or two-day event is perfect for portable toilets. However, if you will be hosting an event for a few days, restroom trailers are an excellent choice. They have large holding tanks that do not need to be frequently changed.

Where is the Event Located and What Type of Guests Will Be Present?

Make sure to arrive at your event location and find out where you can set up your portable restroom or trailer units. That may determine which you can have on-site.

You’ll also want to factor in which your guest will appreciate more. An entire wedding party would not appreciate trying to squeeze into a single portable restroom to help each other dress for an outdoor wedding.

What are the Weather Expectations?

In addition to considering where your event will be, what is the weather expected to be like? If you are hosting an event outdoors, and there is a chance of rain, your guest will appreciate having a restroom trailer to retreat into. Guests can refresh themselves and hang out until the downpour is over if needed. If it’s extremely hot outside, you and your guests will appreciate being able to retreat to a burst of cool air.

What is Your Event’s Budget?

Don’s Johns has a variety of restroom trailers and portable restrooms. We have standard porta potty restrooms and you can upscale to our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. You can be as fancy as you want. There is a unit for everyone though that can accommodate your needs and budget.

As you can see, there are a number of factors that affect your decision to rent a restroom trailer or a portable restroom. Contact our friendly representatives at 888-331-6323 today so we can find a unit to match your needs.

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4 Reasons Don’s Johns is Excellent to Have in Case of Emergencies

4 Reasons Don’s Johns is Excellent to Have in Case of Emergencies

24 Hours a Day ● 7 Days a Week ● 365 Days a Year
Don’s Johns knowledgeable and trained staff is available anytime day or night to provide emergency portable restrooms, restroom trailers, shower trailers, and pumping services. Call us at 888-331-6323, extension 701 for immediate service.
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Don’s Johns certainly does not thrive in emergency situations. After all, we are residents of the greater DC area also. However, when disasters strike, we are here to help you through any situation. Let Don’s Johns keep you in a clean and proper state. The following four reasons are why Don’s Johns is excellent to have in case of any emergencies.

The Main Water Line Breaks

Some emergencies seem small, but they are a trying time to live and work through. If a water line break in a residential area, hundreds of people are left with no hygienic option of bathing, sanitizing their utensils for eating, or eliminating waste. Don’s Johns has portable restrooms and sinks. For example, the DJ2000L Luxury Restroom Trailer  is equipped with a 300 gallon waste capacity, of which Don’s Johns staff will keep changing it regularly. Each portable sink provides clean, hot and cold running water, which can be used for cooking and cleaning.

First Response Teams Need Access

In situations where first response teams are necessary, they too need clean restrooms to keep going through the long days and nights. Our DJ Shower Trailer restrooms are energy efficient, come with an 800 gallon shower capacity, attached dressing areas, and are temperature regulated. So no matter if they are responding to a local flood, train wreck, fire, or there for a major catastrophe, they have a sanitized environment to break way to for just even a moment.

Prevents Business Interruption

Should a fire occur in the building or neighborhood, it could take many businesses down. As you may have a backup generator for electricity, what about clean water and restrooms? Our DJ5000L Luxury Restroom Trailer is the solution to preventing your business from shutting down. It provides a way for employers to keep employees on site, maintaining proper hygiene and able to use a clean toilet.

Don’s Johns is a Proud Member of the PSAI

The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) is the largest trade association in the industry, which sets the bar for companies that offer Portable restroom facilities and accessories. They ensure that anyone can get sanitized restrooms in a disastrous situation. So, Don’s Johns makes sure we adhere to their regulatory requirements. We do this by providing clean services such as portable restrooms, hand washing stations, hand wipe and foam wipe stations, hand sanitizers, and hot and cold water portable sinks.

Although Don’s Johns is available 24/7, you can always plan ahead. You can purchase a used portable toilet from us and store away just in case. Contact Don’s Johns at 888-331-6323 today, to inquire about a plan to keep you and your family safe should a disaster strike.

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What people are saying about Don’s Johns Portable Restroom Rentals

What people are saying about Don’s Johns portable restroom rentals:

“Just and FYI… We have our biggest tournament of the year this weekend and I have already received 10 deliveries. I just wanted you to know that your driver was, by far, the most attentive, courteous, and respectful. Just wanted you to know that we appreciate that; especially during a time that can be mildly chaotic. Please pass along, if you can.”

Thanks!
General Manager
Evergreen Country Club

“Hi All,

Thank you to each and every one of you for making —- wedding a successful event despite numerous challenges. The day went well despite the rain and mud. Without a great team of professionals like you, it could have been a disaster. It is rewarding to see a wedding come together despite the odds against us. That would not have been possible without YOUR dedication.

Everyone had a wonderful time and the couple and their families were very appreciative of all of your efforts!

I look forward to working with each of you again in the future. Please let me know if I can be f assistance to you or your clients and I’ll be sure to include you on my vendor referral list.

Thanks again for making this celebration one that this great couple will remember fondly always! “

“All restrooms have been picked up at the Pentagon on behalf of Chimes DC and the Pentagon we would like to thank you and Don’s Johns for working with use on the last minute changes this year your team did a great job.”

A Representative at the Pentagon

“Working with joint venture partner Balfour Beatty, Clark is constructing 3.9 million square feet of building and site improvements at Fort Belvoir.  This is the largest construction project on the east coast and Don’s Johns has made everythiing from billing to last minute requests effortless for us.  They are at our constant beck and call with immediate results.  I sincerely recommend them for any projects.”
Sr. Regional Manager
Clark/Balfour Beatty Joint Venture

“During the preparation for the inauguration our research and comparison led us to contract with Washington. DC regional leader Don’s Johns.  They are a well organized and equipped organization with a highly motivated operations crew.  Response was swift, pricingwas fair and their equipment top-notch.  I give my highest recommendation for Don’s Johns, Inc.”

Mike Walker – Operations Manager, 2009 Inauguration, C3 Presents

“Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is designing and building the new Silver Line for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority…
Don’s Johns have been very responsive to our needs on this project.  We are spread out over 25 miles and they provide excellent service to our entire job.  Don’s Johns is independent and they handle the cleaning of the facilities on their own.  We are very impressed with their service.”

Civil Superintendent
Dulles Corrridor Metrorail Project

Porta Potty Event Planning Guide for Outdoor Events

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Don’s Johns is your trusted source for porta potty rentals in DC, MD and VA. Based on 40+ years of experience as a woman-owned business, we recommend the following:

Porta Potty Planning:

•If alcoholic beverages are served, increase the number of units by 20%
•If the percentage of women in attendance increases beyond 50%, increase the number of units by 25-50%
•Always include at least one Wheelchair Accessible Unit (Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant) per “cluster” of units. Ensure 10% of your total number of units are handicapped units. For events with a higher number of individuals in wheelchairs, increase this percentage accordingly

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Don’t hesitate to call 888-331-6323 or email sales@donsjohns.com for our expert guidance for your porta potty rental needs.

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